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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

Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

DPD: 082


November 2nd, 2011

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


Random DPD Pick:

Soul In Isolation
by: The Chameleons
from: DPD:013

Picked By: darpino
For: DPD: 051 - Best of: Prokop

This one's the biggie.

I don't even know where to begin with this song. I guess I could say that during my first listen way back on October 3rd 2002, it was like I was hurtled back through time to the point where I was still a kid being beaten, stabbed and hung in middle school. It was like I was that kid again, right at the birth of all my misery and misanthropy. It was like my soul had been shoved into a school locker 18 years before and was never let out. Listening to this song for the first time it felt like somehow I was instantly connected to it. I felt like it had silently accompanied me through all those years of hell and was now being put on DPD by one of my best friends as if to say that there were other great kids out there who had suffered and felt the same things I had. And that we had survived. This song fills me with feelings of tragedy and triumph every time I hear it.

I dunno. I guess if this project can reveal feelings as powerful as that we must be doing something right.

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