Jennie was the mastermind behind Sound Swap–my very first swap. I don’t even know why I was inspired to participate–I’m not some huge music junkie–but I’m really glad I did.
First, making my own mix was a lot of fun (and a decent amount of work!). I was making the mix for Sprite, who had said in her questionnaire that she liked pretty much anything, so that was no help. I decided to make a mix of songs that were happy–things that made you want to dance around, tap your toe, or just sing your heart out. The easy way out would have been to burn a copy of the CD that Rachel made for me in the fall. But I’m no cheater! (So, ok, I used a few of the songs. I’m just a little cheater.) Here’s the mix I came up with.
I got a request for the full songlist of the CD that Rachel gave me, and here it is. I finally listened to the album in the past few days–I’d been unable to locate the cord to connect my ipod to the computer, but then it turned up next to my bed, not where i thought to look. Anyway, the album is awesome, and it quite often put a silly smile on my face. It exposed me to a few artists that are new to me, and I will definitely be looking for other things by them. Mix tapes are awesome that way–sometims I don’t want to listen to a whole album by someone new, but a mix gives me enough of a taste that I am hungry for more. Thanks again to Rachel, with Ashley‘s input. Oh, and I’m not going to link all these artists; you can put them in the search engine of your choice!