Friday, July 22, 2005


For a while I've been thinking of sharing my impeccable musical taste with my devoted readers. Or rather, with my couple of devoted readers, half a dozen ambivalent lurkers, and people who drift in looking for kiddie porn (I knew I should never have let Michael Jackson post here). So earlier this week I scrolled through iTunes trying to work out how to choose from the 3000 or so songs on the hard drive. I tried to compile a playlist based on the letters of the alphabet; e.g. Ain't Misbehavin', Black Betty, Chuck E's in Love, etc. The choices were still too great. So I narrowed it down to an alphabetical listing of songs by Australian artists.

Bingo. Well, more or less. Absolutely no luck on X or Z, and a struggle with V. But as it happens a single CD doesn't have enough space for a complete A - Z, so I've only programmed A - U. Still, there are some pretty good songs, if I do say so myself, and often not the ones I would have chosen given free reign. There’s a mix of acoustic singer-songwriter stuff, sultry jazz, perky pop, hard drivin’ rock, DJ electronica, and other tunes that don’t really classify well. Three Perth bands are included, so there’s likely to be novelties even for other Australians.

So here's the deal. Email me (via my Profile if you don't already know it) with your preferred snail mail address and I'll send you a CD. In return, send me a CD sampler of your own favourite music.

Just think of it as a hardcopy of a podcast. Because I am a useless techno-weenie.


Blogger phaedrus said...

Wonder what the state of postal relations are between the states and the.. uhh.. territories? Last I heard the Japanese were no longer in the Leyte Gulf, but you never know. (Okay, I'll restrict that to "I never know".)

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Jessi said...

Uh... I don't know your email, and don't really feel like posting my snail mail address on a webpage for all to see, but would be interested in exchanging mixed CDs with you. my email is: (no, really.) let me know if you're interested. Jessi.

8:19 AM  

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