Ah! I feel like a jerk because I totally forgot to write about this. About eight months ago, I posted an ad on Craigslist. In it, I anonymously offered people free mix CDs. All they had to do was send me their address, preferably with a brief description of themselves, and ta-da, I’d send them some music. I don’t know why I did this. I think it was a mixture of feeling bored, wanting to share good tunes and being fed up of getting nothin’ but bills in the mail. I expected under five people to reply. To my surprise, I received 24 emails in just a few hours.
A lot of people offered to mail me a mix back. I told them that they were welcome to. After all, they’d just have to send it to the return address on their envelope.
Making all those mixes wasn’t easy. It’s really time consuming and in my case, it was considerably expensive. I wondered how many people would bother sending me their own mix back.
Well, until about two months ago, the answer was zero. I didn’t get a single thing back. I wasn’t pissed about it, either. That’s not what the project was about.
Then this little guy came in the mail!
Excuse my Sunday, post-Ye Olde Orchard Pub (what? they have good potato skins) tired face. Oh, and to the people I went out with last night: yes, I’m wearing the exact same clothes today. I may or may not have slept in them.
Anyway, back to what I was saying. Someone sent me a mix back! With a cute letter! And a page ripped out from a Japanese magazine! It was really sweet and heartwarming.
I doubt the person will ever see this, but I just wanted to say thanks. You’re awesome, too.
Oh, and anyone who wants a [non-anonymous, at this point] mix can email me.