I have a strict 'no cheese' policy when downloading or ripping tracks to iPod. Each track has to be genuinely good and stand up to repeated plays, so only the 'cream' of each album is ripped (two dairy analogies there - woo-hoo!), no crappy songs, no cheese, no songs that make you reach for the skip button. I suppose it's good to have some 'cheese' on your Ipod as some people don't like to put all their 'eggs in one basket' but that's not me. I don't want to be 'milking' the dairy theme here but listening to my all time favourite tracks on my iPod I feel like the 'cat that's got the cream'. Ok, I'll stop now.
But doesn't that feel a little homogenised? baddum-tsh!
Ah I know what you're getting at, I don't have an iPod, because I'd rarely ever use it. I listend to music in three places, home, where I have proper speakers, work, where I have my own private office and don't need headphones, and the car, which has a stereo which plays MP3s of memory cards or USB sticks.
The only place I'm selective about playlists is choosing stuff for the car, because it's a convertible and everyone else can hear what rubbish taste I have in music. I mean the hairdresser jokes are bad enough without having girls aloud blasting out...