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I've set up an Exciting New THING in my Rock Database: SETLISTS!

I decided to do this because I had an IDEA yesterday: a LIVE album! This arose because i was thinking how it's always a bit of a pain when I need to send off a CD to get a SOLO GIG, as I don't actually HAVE anything particularly suitable. If I had a SOLO CD i could use THAT - and then i realised this would be a handy thing to have for gigs ANYWAY, as I tend to feel a bit bad trying to sell people copies of, for instance, "This Is Not A Library" when I only ever do a one or two songs off it. This morning i was showing The Greatest Of My Hits a copy of the Tasty CD i got at the weekend, which features "Hibbett's Golden Rules Of Beer", and she remarked how NICE and SIMPLY it was packaged, in just a wallet, and i REALISED that i could do my LIVE CD like that - it would make life a LOT easier, as lugging 10 of those around would be a LOT less effort than 10 normal CDs! AHA!

So yes, these thoughts have tended towards me setting up the system to work out what IS the Uber Set, and it is GRATE! I've only done it for 2005 because I only really started putting my setlists on the website this year (although there's still about four gigs where I forgot to do it). LINKING this into the rest of the system means i can do all SORTS of things, especially seeing what I've played in particular cities before, so's i don't end up playing the same thing to the same people every time e.g. I NOTE i haven't played Payday on my own in London this year, so might do it tonight. Isn't technology FANTASTIC?

So yes, i have thus utilised all this to work out not only WHICH songs I have played the most, but also in what ORDER i usually play them! So, here is what will probably be the running order for "MJ HIBBETT: THE UBER SET", should i ever actually get round to doing it:

The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
Red & White Sockets
Things'll Be Different (when I'm in charge)
Fucking Hippy
Hey Hey 16K
The Lesson Of The Smiths
Work's All Right (when it's a proper job)
The Perfect Love Song
Clubbing In The Week
Billy Jones Is Dead
Easily Impressed
Boom Shake The Room

No real surprises there - it's a bit biased towards songs from "Warriors Of Nanpantan", obviously, but looks pretty good doesn't it? To the STUDIO! EVENTUALLY!

posted 28/7/2005 by MJ Hibbett

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