A while ago – quite a while ago – I was vaguely thinking I might try make a compilation album and sell the idea to a record company. But as I sat down to dream up ideas I realised I could never make the sort of comp they’d take to market. I’d be picking songs that weren’t so much obscure as just not the right/obvious things. So I started thinking about the word ‘Love’ when used in Love Songs and how it can turn to hate, or be used in Hate songs. I wanted to chart a relationship from happy/new to sad/breakup. I had the idea it could stand up as a story simply by people reading the song-titles, maybe attaching their own meaning/baggage to the songs. But that didn’t work either. Because I was (nor am I now) Rick Moody. I was just a guy working in a music store then. Now I’m just some guy with a blog. (That’s lower than scum if you didn’t know already). Anyway, I found my list of song ideas and decided it might play well when turned into a proper playlist. So there you go if you’re interested.