A while ago I mentioned joining a mix tape project called Tape Recorded Delivery. For their first set of swaps I was too busy to make a CD, but this month I totally found the time.
Part of the exchange is writing a little note explaining the mix. So its writing right? It's exchanging, through letterboxes.
As I made my mix, based on the theme of communication, I was reminded of being much younger and trying to make 'perfect tapes' to convey the most complex of emotions. This one was simpler. The track listing is below, in case you want to listen along to Hazel. I hope its OK. I was undecided as to whether Madonna was too much or not enough?
I feel like I've got quite a lot of thoughts about writing and listening and all that subliminal listening stuff. I've not quite got my head round it all enough, for it to make any sense, or for me to not sound like a self-conscious blogging nob. Anyway, here are some songs, arranged from ways of talking through to longer exchanges. But not that one.
Art Brut - Nag Nag Nag
Gene - Speak to me someone
Micah P Hinson - A call to arms
Kelis - Scream
The Whip - Sirens
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Etta James - Tell Mama
The National - Conversation 16
Sigur Ros - Hjartad hamast
Micah P Hinson - Letter to Huntsville
Shearwater - The Hunter's Star
Bjork - Virus
Noise for Pretend - It's oh so quiet
All thoughts are welcome ... the next theme is 'People and Places'. I think I know what my first/last song might be.