What did you do on New Year’s Eve? Did you go out partying? Did you dance the night away in a pub or club? Or maybe you gathered together with family and friends for a house party. The really fancy ones amongst you may have done something extravagant, and gone away for a short break. Perhaps somewhere with it’s own bar and hot tub.
Chez Platinum Al, we stayed in and rocked. Drinks, food and music – that’s how we roll at the Virtual Hot Tub. Staying in has been the new going out for a good few years for us. No queues at the bar; no being crammed in like cattle; no paying for tickets when you’re VIPs at your own party.
Instead, Mrs Platinum Al and I sipped some fine drinks and played a music playlist game. Here are the rules:
- One person starts, and chooses a band/artist beginning with a letter of the alphabet. Start with the letter A.
- Pick one song by that artist and play it.
- The next person picks a song by an artist beginning with the same letter and plays that.
- Then you move on to the next letter in the alphabet, and pick one more song by a band/artist beginning with that letter.
- Continue in this fashion. You can be as obvious or as random as you like in your choices.
Here’s how we got on:
- Al: AC/DC – “Big Gun”
- Ness: ABBA – “Happy New Year”
- Al: Boney M – “Daddy Cool”
- Ness: Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven is a Place on Earth”
- Al: Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Born on the Bayou”
- Ness: The Cure – “In Between Days”
- Al: Donovan – “Season of the Witch”
- Ness: Destiny’s Child – “Independent Women Part 1”
- Al: Eagles of Death Metal – “Anything ‘Cept the Truth”
- Ness: EMF – “Unbelievable”
- Al: Fun Lovin’ Criminals – “Too Hot”
- Ness: Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”
- Al: Garbage – “Queer”
- Ness: Green Day – “Basket Case”
- Al: Hard-Ons – “Don’t Wanna See You Cry”
- Ness: Heart – “Alone”
- Al: Iggy Pop – “Beside You”
- Ness: INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
- Al: Johnny Cash – “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
- Ness: Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
- Al: Kool & the Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
- Ness: Kylie Minogue – “In Your Eyes”
- Al: Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love”
- Ness: Lenny Kravitz – “Stand By My Woman”
- Al: Motorhead – “Killed By Death”
- Ness: Madness – “One Step Beyond”
That was as far as we got before it was time for sleep. We aim to complete the other half of the alphabet soon.
This is a fun game that can reveal a lot about your mood, or just your taste in music.
All selections were provided by Platinum Al’s monster iPod, Ipodicus.