Stricken from the record and deemed inadmissable
Sam doesn't mention it in today's strip, but readers who have good memories (or the motor skills necessary to click a mouse) will remember the name of the woman he is talking to from her only previous appearance.
After hours of toil and deliberation, I have managed to make a mix CD. That guy from High Fidelity has got nothing on me. It's all about the transitions, man. Does this song start with a drum riff similar to the ending of the previous song? Is this song a similar style to the last, but slightly faster? Or is it slower, but in the same key? Is it time to go for the extreme contrast transition, jumping from a slow quiet song to a loud fast one? Or has that been overused?
I have a problem. I also, however, have a mix CD. I was going for a generally up-tempo pop-rock mix with occasional injections of other music styles to stop it from getting too monotonous. This is what I wound up with. Am I the first person ever to follow up a song by Converge with a song by ELO? That would be neat.