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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:
How Soon Is Now?
by: The Smiths
from: Hatful of Hallow
Picked By: prokop
For: DPD: 045 - Fear of a Black Wardrobe: 15 Gothic Favorites
First off, this was not intended to be a goth song. It was irrevocably stolen, but for good reason. In the mid 80’s, there was a fine line between goth, new wave, and things that just didn’t fit anywhere else. The Smiths, in my opinion, joined a few 80’s new wave bands that helped shape what most people now consider to be ‘goth’. ‘How Soon Is Now?’ was an instant classic. This song was huge growing up. Between almost everyone I talk to that grew up in the 80’s, they can all remember sitting at home in the dark, dressed in black, probably crying about how bad their life sucked, with The Smiths playing in their walkman. The Pretty in Pink soundtrack, Standing on Beach, Bauhaus, and The Smiths did more for goth the goth itself possibly ever could.