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music to make dinner by

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the valley. 7:20am. a break in the rain.wish you could have been there.

I need some new music. I’ve been listening to the same mix CD I made myself, over and over for the last few weeks. I love it–it is slow and sorrowful in a good way. The perfect music to make dinner by. The perfect bit of peace against a backdrop of (oftentimes) chaos. It lets me escape to my own little world there in my kitchen.

So I’d love to share my "slow and sorrowful" mix with you, if you’ll send me some of your favorite "slow and sorrowful" in return. On mine you’ll find a little Patty Griffin, a little Rosie Thomas, some Gillian Welch, some Lucy Kaplansky, Lucinda Williams… and others.
And for the record, much of my good music I owe to my dear old  friend, Krissy–the only friend I ever had who really knows how to listen to new song and who brings so much good music into my life.

And this is only a swapping of CDs. There is no pressure to throw in a bunch of extras–no throwing in a knitted sweater, stuffed turtles for everyone in the house, or a throw quilt for chilly winter nights. Just a CD. Quick and simple.

Interested? Please leave a comment or drop me an email. I’ll leave a note here when I decide to cut it off.
Hope you’ll join in.
I love new music.  

P1010001
the valley. 7:20am. a break in the rain.wish you could have been there.

I need some new music. I’ve been listening to the same mix CD I made myself, over and over for the last few weeks. I love it–it is slow and sorrowful in a good way. The perfect music to make dinner by. The perfect bit of peace against a backdrop of (oftentimes) chaos. It lets me escape to my own little world there in my kitchen.

So I’d love to share my "slow and sorrowful" mix with you, if you’ll send me some of your favorite "slow and sorrowful" in return. On mine you’ll find a little Patty Griffin, a little Rosie Thomas, some Gillian Welch, some Lucy Kaplansky, Lucinda Williams… and others.
And for the record, much of my good music I owe to my dear old  friend, Krissy–the only friend I ever had who really knows how to listen to new song and who brings so much good music into my life.

And this is only a swapping of CDs. There is no pressure to throw in a bunch of extras–no throwing in a knitted sweater, stuffed turtles for everyone in the house, or a throw quilt for chilly winter nights. Just a CD. Quick and simple.

Interested? Please leave a comment or drop me an email. I’ll leave a note here when I decide to cut it off.
Hope you’ll join in.
I love new music.  

14 comments on “music to make dinner by”

  1. Um, I’d love to join in, I certainly need new music to listen to, but I haven’t quite figured out how to make my own CD mix yet… can I still play if my CD to you isn’t quite so *quick*? :0)

  2. I love this idea, and I am in! As long as you are ok with me including some of my favorite Italian music (one can never deny her musical roots!)

  3. Oh, I’m definitely in, great idea!! We could always use some new tunes for the “soundtrack of our life” around here. Any special requests or just what we’re loving right now?

  4. I’d love to be a part of the swap– I know just the kind of music you’re talking about. Music that accentuates and becomes a background for what you’re working on without interfering. I look forward to crafting a good mix for you, too.

  5. I love mixes. They are almost as good as movie soundtracks. Just the other day it was a Cowboy Junkies day, with a little dose of Allison Kraus, maybe some Madeleine Peyroux for good measure. Music to just be home by. Count me in.

  6. Oh, man. I’ll feel like I’m a freshman in college again swaping mix tapes with my high school friends that i don’t see anymore. This could be fun! Count me in 🙂

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