The mystery of the shuffle
These last mornings in the pool, I’ve become tired of the playlist on my headset. I’ve always loved a bit of Leonard Cohen, but maybe he doesn’t provide the best accompaniment to my early morning swims and hearing Suzanne for the umpteenth time the other day prompted me to consider doing a bit of an update.
I really love my Finis Duo which works like a dream. I’ve never got on well with earplugs, either in or out of the water and so this clever bone-conduction thing is perfect for me. I’ve got a playlist of hundreds of tracks on it but somehow Suzanne keeps turning up in the shuffle. As I switched it on this morning, I sighed as I remembered that I was going to do something about it over the weekend, except life got in the way somehow…
Never mind, I switched it on and thought I’d add it to my list of things to do today (begin Christmas cakes, read through some work-related papers and tackle the heap of washing that never seems to get any smaller…) But hey, no Suzanne today - Freddie and Monsie were belting out Barcelona! Those first few lengths went by in no time at all!
And so it continued. For some reason, I seemed to be in a totally different part of that familiar playlist and for the next thirty minutes I was listening to tracks I’ve not heard in ages. How does that happen? Take That were suddenly in my ears with a suitably wet track shortly followed by my favourite Pet Shop Boys . I hadn’t heard any of these in ages.
So what happens with these playlists? Have you worked out how to control the shuffle (without just deleting tracks that appear over and again)?
As I neared the last stretch of my kilometre swim, I had to add a couple more lengths. I mean, I couldn’t stop in the middle of this, could I?