Friday, June 19, 2009
Weekend To Do List
To Do 6/19 - 6/21:
-Review 6-10 CDs for an international music radio show
-Listen to more of The Low Anthem
-Work at Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars concert
-Introduce a friend to the music of Patti Smith
-Listen to two sets of demos/rough mixes for friends who have mistaken me for their band manager
-Attend CD release for friend of a friend's band (mostly interested in taking photo booth pictures at this one...shhh.)
-Assist with international music radio show
And the one I am most excited about:
-Assist in a multi-disc mix CD to accompany a cross-country road trip
Is making mix CDs (or mix tapes for that matter) something that a person is supposed to outgrow? That's always sort of been my impression, especially when the process consumed my life during high school. But I still find it to be the most personal and most enjoyable way to share music with people. While I do love music blogs (cough, like this one, cough), and while the flash drive is a popular choice to share a song with a coworker or friend, I find it harder to show that I put thought into a gift for someone through those media.
"Here, I made this for you," doesn't have quite the same effect when it's followed by handing over a piece of plastic shaped like a stick of gum.
One solution I found: Tiny Mix Tapes
Cute and smart. If only we all could be so lucky.