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?