Many years ago (like 20+) I had a pen pal in the UK named Leslie. We used to make mixed tapes for one another. She would send me these albums by The Smiths, The Housemartins, Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, and lots of obscure 4AD stuff in exchange for my collection of DRI, GBH, The Damned, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, Impotent Sea Snakes, and that kind of stuff. Mostly we'd send one another letters written hastily in class or on busses to and from school. There was something really great about getting a mixed tape and a handwritten letter from a friend that made me feel very important and sacred to someone else, even if she was half a world away.
So here's my idea. I'm going to make an MP3 cd mix of the songs that would appear on the sountrack to the movie about my life, if ever one were to be made. I'm going to make lots of copies of it. To get one of these cds from me along with a handwritten letter, here's what you have to do:
- Comment with something you'd like me to write to you about.
- Leave your mailing address in the comment - all comments will be screened and viewed by me only, so it's safe.
- Consider taking this project on yourself, posting similarly in your own blog.
- Be patient with me as I have a ton of readers to this blog and it wil ltake me a while to send stuff out.