Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Why do I want to punch these people?

They seem like nice enough folks, friendly, happy, comfortable in their tony Manhattan loft. But then I read the article and I just start shaking my head.
Audiostiles in New York helped Jessica Goldberg, 35, three years ago when she wanted music to match the apartment she and her husband, Billy, a doctor, had recently renovated in the West Village. With two small children, Ms. Goldberg said, "I’m not going to clubs anymore to hear what’s new."

The Goldbergs filled out a questionnaire about their daily life and their musical tastes. In a phone interview, they described their home, which has wide-plank wood floors, large windows and modern furniture. "It was amazing how they extrapolated from that what we liked and would fit our place," Ms. Goldberg said.

Most of the tracks on the 10-hour compilation that she continues to play are by acts she had previously never heard of, like the contemporary pop singer Joshua Radin and the folk artist Brett Dennen. The playlist has an overall warm sound, Ms. Goldberg said, which harmonizes with her apartment’s open floor plan and casual, contemporary feel. "It was like they could read my mind."

Ms. Goldberg hired Audiostiles again earlier this year to create a playlist to listen to at home while playing with her children. She said she wanted tunes that were "kid-friendly" and yet "wouldn’t make me want to tear my hair out strand by strand." The resulting list included Stevie Wonder, the Barenaked Ladies and Simon and Garfunkel. "It’s calming," she said.
I think I'm going to puke.



At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Cathy said...

And here I was using a Glade Scented Oil Plug-In to create the right mood...


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