downwithdarcy said: On E72, Dan Lactose says, "in the spirit of phone-calls-from-jail raps, this one is Rayda Ray Live from 850 Live." I'm sure you know the music well enough to make connections to the topics being discussed, but I've also heard Soft say he didn't get a chance to play stuff he brought. What degree of spontaneity is in the playlist? Do you intend to play everything, but get limited by conversation taking too long, or do you bring different looks & decide what to play based on the feel of the show?
It’s pretty spontaneous with some slight structure if you can call it that, we all bring stuff we don’t get to play. In general if there is a guest we try to let them play everything they really want to play. We just go with the flow, like depending on what Soft plays I will decide what I want to play and vice versa but we will have discussions about something we really want to make sure to play. I have some songs that I’ve brought for multiple shows and never played. I think I generally bring the most songs, like for a single show I’ll have 15-20 tracks but only play a third of them sometimes, multiples from the same artists some times but can’t decided on which one I want to play the most but the convo or music on the show helps me choose one. Soft usually narrows his down a bit more than me to like 10-15 songs. It’s really a mix of the two that you mentioned, conversations will impact the length and depending on the feel of the show we’ll decide what to play.
I don’t want to have it too structured because I do like the looseness of the show. It would probably help to have more of a plan but I worry that might make it stiff.