But Mix CDs? The Mix CD is my mother tongue.
I love making them. Revising them. Giving them. Receiving them. And it’s not just about compiling a list of songs and slapping them on a CD. No, it’s about crafting an experience. Telling a story.
Case in point: SJ’s VDAY 2011 “Don’t Waste the Pretty” Mix
It’s a CD of love songs, of sorts. Self-love songs, you might say. I hesitate to call it a breakup CD, though that’s certainly a theme. There aren’t any weepy anthems here. No Bryan Adams power ballads or “please baby, baby please” Boyz II Men business. Just songs that make you want to work out. Or get a haircut. Or delete some cute texts. Or look real good in them jeans. “I’m Every Woman” type stuff, only Chaka didn’t make the cut this time.
Grooveshark is my new favorite toy. I haven’t spent much time with it, but I think I like it. It’s like a mix CD in the computer. (That last part makes me think of Zoolander. Anybody else? Please. Make me a mix CD. I love you.)
Couldn’t find versions of either Adele song that would play on Grooveshark. Damn shame. She’s awesome. Please youtube her at your convenience.
After book club I went to Borders, which is going to be closing soon. Felt kinda sad. I know I’m guilty of purchasing the majority of my books online. I like to save a buck and get a thrill from earning free shipping. But you can’t walk around Amazon.com. You don’t browse there, or at least not in the meandering, discovery, tangible experience kind of way. I usually go to amazon when I know I want something specific. Click, click, done. I’m going to miss Borders. That place gives me joy. I feel like the outraged bookstore patrons of You’ve Got Mail, only this time I’m mourning the loss of a “big, bad chain store” as Tom Hanks would describe it. Yep, I’m getting ready to break up with my favorite bookstore. And breakin’ up is hard to do.