Few things give me more joy than crafting a mix CD for a friend. I really like thinking about the recipient’s current musical tastes and then finding music that I think will push their boundaries and perhaps introduce them to bands that they will really like. I really don’t see myself as some pretentious music snob who thinks he knows all the best music and you don’t. It just really gives me joy to listen to music and then share my discoveries with others. If people don’t like the music I suggest, I don’t mind. Making mix CDs is almost more for me than for them.
So, without further ado, I give you the first in a series of “Digital Mix CDs”. This first mix is called Before and After. These songs are recent indie-type songs that sound as though they were made years ago. The tracklist is arranged in a makeshift aural timeline to create the sensation of moving foward through the years of popular music.
1. Richard Swift– Lovely Night
I’ve uploaded the mix in a .zip file to SendSpace. Just click the link and towards the bottom of the page you’ll see the download link.
*Note: This will replace this week’s edition of Music Monday.
**Note: This is, fortunately, not an April Fool’s prank. Although, that would have been pretty funny….