This idea was borne from a conversation about music block – a phase where you realize that you’re growing tired of the same songs repeating on your music player, be it your iPod or even the radio. If you’re like me, you don’t listen to the radio so you don’t know what’s out there, nowadays. If you’re like me, you pick your music from those random moments you actually hear a “new” song that catches you in an instant. If you’re like me, you rely on your friends to save you from this stalemate of the same old, same old.
This is what I propose to get out of this stalemate: a music exchange. Better yet, this is also an offer to get to know people through music.
The plan’s simple – each person in the exchange makes a CD of music. Each CD will be a “soundtrack” of that person’s life. Use songs to describe moments in your life, like waking up or lessons learned; songs that somehow give a little bit of insight into who you are. After making the CD, you send it to someone in the exchange. They send theirs to someone else. Every two weeks, we just pass the CDs around until you eventually end up hearing everyone’s soundtrack.
If there are 17 songs per CD, and 10 people sign up, that’s 153 (potentially) new songs for you to listen to. More people, more songs. And believe me – not everyone listens to the same music so you’re bound to find a gem somewhere in there.
Anyone interested? Comment here or @ me on Twitter. And I’ll figure out the logistics after I get a head-count.