shuffled again

At some point recently, iTunes’ most excellent Party Shuffle feature stopped working for me. It was “locked” on some small playlist, and none of the controls did anything that I could detect with the primitive instruments at my disposal. It was very sad times.

We tried a number of things, including blowing away my preferences, but nothing worked until I found this simple solution on the 5th page of my 8th or 9th Google attempt. All better now, and just in time for yet another trip to the left coast.

And here’s another neat Party Shuffle trick, which exactly describes how I most often want to use the feature: “party shuffle an empty playlist”.