Nope, I haven’t taken the shower singing up to the next level just yet – and never will, rest assured.
The very first day of the year started out for me with a really exciting email from Eric Garneau, host of Chicago-based The Nerdologues’ podcast Blank Cassette – every week he asks a guest to put a mixtape together and talk about it. And, on that day, he asked me!
He asked me for about 20-24 tracks so I couldn’t really use any of the existing mixes as they’re all about an eternity-long and, at the time, I’d been listening to a lot of my favourite female rockers and thinking that old “Badass Chicks” playlist needed a bit of updating…so I ended up making vol.2 (with a few repeats because…classics.).
You can listen to my goober self right here but you can also check out much superior episodes in the Nerdologues’ Blank Cassette archive.
Dear Spotify, I hear you’re looking for a music programmer…and I’m looking for my dream job!
So about 3 weeks ago I started a temporary position at a well-established music publisher and I’m loving it so far! Every time I’m there I’m completely oblivious to the outside world and, although I’m responsible for a variety of tasks, I live for Friday’s playlist! Well, the whole social media management is very much up my street, especially blogging, but making a weekly playlist…I don’t think I’ve ever done anything with so much love and consideration. I HAVE, after all, been making mixtapes, playlists, mix CDs and such for about…26 years maybe?! Lots of love for mixtapes!
The past couple of weeks have been great as we had Easter and April Fool’s (right on a Friday!), so I actually had a chance to make special extended edition ones.
But, also a couple of weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely Postmodern Mixtape blog to curate a playlist for them as part of their Mixtape Mondays section.
It didn’t take two seconds to settle on a theme! And you can hear and read all about this girl power [*hint hint*] mixtape over at www.postmodernmixtape.com. (Thanks a lot for the invite, guys!)