Monday, March 29, 2010

Mixed CD'S.

Watching Nick and Norah's infinite playlist i was reminded of one of my most favourite things to do, make mixed cd's for people. I absolutely love going through my music and putting my favourite tracks onto a cd and sending it to someone. It is a great way to introduce people to new bands or songs that they may not have had the luck of coming across yet, or as a way to get to know someone a little bit better. Music can say so much to somebody. I remember when my best friend was in a car crash and almost died. It was one of the scariest times of my life and i was so scared and upset that i didn't know how to communicate with her. After careful consideration i decided to make her a mix cd to tell her how much she meant to me in a time when i could'nt find the words to express it. That was the first mix cd i ever made for someone and from then on we made cd's for each other and passed them back and forwards. Whatever situation arose we would find songs to suit the occasion, and these were especially meaningful when we went to different parts of the country for university. Have you ever made a mixed cd for somebody? What do they mean to you?


  1. What a beautiful post :)
    I made a mixed CD for my now bf. We used to work together, and I made him a cd because I was trying to wean him off some shocking musical tastes.
    He told me in later months that the CD I made him was what made him fall for me....Shucks!
    On another note, I am a music therapist. I used to work in a dementia ward, and it was amazing to see the power that music had in evoking powerful, locked up memories. The right mixed CD can have magical powers indeed!

  2. you should post your favorite playlist on your blog!

  3. I made one for my friend who was emigrating with all our favourite songs we'd dance to on nights out and songs that would remind her of her time in the UK.
    I've also just made one for a mixed CD swap Chandra from Pretty time Piece [on my blog list] with my favourite songs.

  4. I heart that movie and also found it realllllllly strange. But I love mix cds - I think it's one of the best ways to find out about a person, by the songs they put on it :)

  5. My best friends and I used to do this all the time, and I miss it!

    <3 Alex


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