I am working on doing some social media work for a new app that will be released later this summer called WeJayDJ (follow @wejaydj for updates). One of the articles that I came across while searching for content on playlists is a playlist on the Guardian’s Music Blog. The Guardian is looking for folks to create a playlist around a theme of your choosing – “Make a playlist: Your top 10 songs about…“.
Which got me thinking – local bloggers should submit local playlists!
Songs can help to define a place. A few years ago, I was driving across the country with a friend and picked up some books about Route 66 along the way. The town of Tucumcari, New Mexico was made famous by Dororthy Shay’s song “Two Gun Harry from Tucumcari.” In fact there is an entire album of songs about Tucumcari, New Mexico – Route 66 news has a CD review of that album here.
I would love to see the local playlists that bloggers come up with. I have already asked the IheartPGH readers to help me come up with some Pittsburgh playlists. One of the popular posts on IheartPGH last year is the post I wrote about Blue Slide Park, which is the name of Mac Miller’s recent album, and the name of what most kids would say is the best playground in the city.
Here are a few ideas for putting together a local playlist….
- top 10 songs by Pittsburgh artists
- top 10 songs about Pittsburgh
- top 10 songs that mention Pittsburgh places
- top 10 songs Steelers fans listen to before a game
I would love to see the local playlists that bloggers come up with. I have already asked the IheartPGH readers to help me come up with some a playlist of the top 10 songs about Pittsburgh. I have used the tool List.ly to create collaborative lists. I have started with one of my favorite Pittsburgh songs – The Burg by Larry McGee.
If you create a local playlist – please share a link to your playlist here in the comments and use the hashtag #localplaylist
Some recent blog posts about Tucumcari, New Mexico: