Saturday, November 29, 2008

If you don't ask, you don't get ....

One of my many pleasures of 2008 has listening again and again to mixed CDs made by friends (at least three of whom I know sometimes check in on this blog). They've introduced me to new music, reminded me of old, and have been instrumental in denting my bank balance as I've gone out and bought other CDs and downloads as a result.

BUT, being completely shameless, I WANT MORE.

This January, I'm going back to the wonderful, magical, everyone-should-go VCCA for a residency and I want to take good music with me. There are two gaps on my ipod that need filling ...

a) Alice and I are driving to Virginia from New York just before New Year, so we're looking for Writerly Road Trip music, or

b) Songs I can write with when I'm in my little cabin in the woods and hopefully not being as homesick as last time but quite probably so.

And in return for your CD, I will let you have first-read of the piece I write along to your musical soundtrack. Fair deal?

9 comments:

Calistro said...

Oooh I love making mixed CDs for people so I'll stick my hand in the air.

What kind of thing do you like to write to? If you like chilled/singer-songwriter/slightly melancholy stuff I'm you're girl!

If you send your address to my email account (CalistroWriter@googlemail.com) I'll put some songs together.

Sarah Salway said...

chilled/singer-songwriter/slightly melancholy stuff

is perfect!!! THANK YOU.

Dave said...

I think my mix CDs would consist entirely of Saint Etienne songs, who I have been obsessed with for almost 15 years. Maybe a few Rilo Kiley. My musical tastes are a bit limited, I suspect.

Sarah Salway said...

Well give that I've never - gasp - listened to Saint Etienne, I think I need your CD pronto, Dave. Please. Who knows what they might inspire in me.

Dave said...

This is a serious oversight. Please email address to legend@xtra.co.nz and I'll send a CD.

jem said...

Oh, I might have to take up this challenge - your description 'chilled/singer-songwriter/slightly melancholy stuff' sums up a great part of my music collection.

Sarah Salway said...

Goodie - and I have one 'perky' one coming to counterbalance all the melancholy!!

jem said...

Hot off the press, mine's ready to go - just emailed you asking for a postal address.

Sarah Salway said...

Hurrah, Jem. I've emailed you...