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Welcome to DPD!
The DPD Project is a thematic mix-CD project created by music geeks and best friends Chris Diamond, Chris Prokop, and Michael Darpino.
Each CD in the project has a theme that ties the songs on it together. For every theme we each pick five songs that we feel best represent it. The collected fifteen songs are then mixed together in alternating order based on our last names. The songs that end up on DPD are meant to be the very best songs for their particular theme.
We write liner notes for each song to explain why we picked it for that theme. The project has grown into a sort of musical memoir over the years since music has been and still is such a huge part of our lives.
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Random DPD Pick:
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
by: The Jam
from: All Mod Cons
Picked By: prokop
For: DPD: 054 - The Greatest Stories Ever Heard
... Paul Weller drew a devastating character sketch of a young man attacked by jackbooted thugs in the subway station as he headed home to a romantic dinner with his wife. ... He knew how to harness and focus his vocabulary. Each line was filled with detail -- the "smiling, beguiling" coin, the thugs that smell like "Wormwood scrubs" -- and he heightens the tension ... by tightening the screws slowly throughout the song, only letting out a minimum amount of tension on the choruses. The verse are shockingly sparse, driven by a tripping bass and light percussion. As a matter of fact, the band only breaks loose at the end, after the man lies beaten on the floor of the station, staring at graffiti ("Jesus Saves, written by some atheist nutter") as he realizes the thugs are headed back to his home to meet his wife, who's eagerly awaiting his arrival. It's a chilling scenario, to say the least. ... Weller's details and narrative make "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" transcend its time. And its clever, impassioned lyrics and textured music, along with the Jam's impeccable sense of style, meant that it was the song that ushered in the Mod Revival era.