There are times when I listen to 2NG that the mix of music sounds really really good, then the next hour, ughh! not so good. When you have over 3,500 tracks, getting a good blend is pretty difficult. Also, songs that I don’t particularly care for now, tomorrow I’ll love so it is all subjective.
Scheduling music is, allegedly an art. That said, it’s all subjective. I know of people who are adamant that you can’t have too many female artist’s back to back, followed by a slow number then we’ll play a rock number. Others say “so what!”. I tend to fall into the latter camp. I love the eclectic mix. I usually run the scheduler for the following weeks music at the weekend, and truth be told, I rarely go through each hour. One reason is that it will take too much time, the other is that, quite often I sometimes forget what the track actually sounds like.
I try and listen to 2NG when I can, not often at work, but we often have it on when I’m home. We have one of those nice Roku Soundbridges. Sounds rather nice I must say. More often than not, I love the mix, and I’ve always forgotten the schedules, so I have no idea what is coming next. Infrequently I go “urghhhh”, but I do find myself being puzzled – “I forgot I had that song in my collection” or “Humm, never heard that before”.
I was pondering this one, but as I was driving to work the other day, this being a rather pleasant one hour drive on Washington’s Beltway! I realized that every radio station has this issue. I have XM which I love, and I listen to the 50′s, 60′s 70′s, The Blend and XM POps a lot, but I get switch very quickly when I’m driving along. Sometimes I just wait the song out and a great one comes along shortly. Same as 2NG. So, at the end of the day, you can’t please all the people all the time, but you can please some of the people some of the time!
Happy Christmas one and all.