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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.

Most Recent Discs:

Title Catalog Songs Date

Song Usage in Movies and TV

DPD: 081


April 18th, 2009

Three of a Perfect Pair

DPD: 080


July 26th, 2008


DPD: 079


May 31st, 2008

Time Piece

DPD: 078


September 28th, 2007

Myths, Gods, and Legends

DPD: 077


July 16th, 2007


Random DPD Pick:

Pretty In Pink
by: Psychedelic Furs
from: Pretty In Pink

Picked By: prokop
For: DPD: 038 - MLIM: The Five Footnotes

This was a pretty huge movie for most kids I knew growing up. Not that it was terribly ground breaking, and most the bands are hit or miss, but it was impactful for entirely different reasons. It was the first pretty big deal mainstream movie to which I actually felt I could relate, and had relatively cool music (compared to something like ‘Hoosiers’, released the same year). It wasn’t an eye-opening, best movie/soundtrack ever type of movie, but rather it helped confirm that I and the people I knew were indeed not crazy. That there were plenty of people nationwide that had similar issues with rich preppy kids, girls, getting beat up, etc. I guess you could say it was reassuring. While I was already an Echo & New Order fan, The Smiths and Psych Furs were something new, and yes I even slipped in some OMD in my time.

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