This year, I wrote up a music review again and posted it on my blog (http://richardsrantingandramblings.blogspot.com/2012/05/year-in-music-2011.html). I made a batch of CDs in anticipation of sending them out to people again and I asked you to let me know if you wanted one. That was the assumption part. Now here comes the self-pity part, which is a little pathetic, I must say, and I don’t look that dignified by revealing it either but I’m going to say it anyway: No one asked for a CD! Not a single person. Granted, the offer was made way down in the fourth paragraph and sounded a little off-the-cuff and casual but still, no one asked. That meant either they didn’t want one or they didn’t read the blog post. Both of those possibilities made me feel a little sad. I might even have teared up a little. I’m not saying I did, mind you; I’m just saying “maybe”. (Okay, I did.) Now I have ten CDs left that are just sitting around, as a constant reminder that
You have a set in your hands right now because you were randomly selected from my group of friends and acquaintances because either 1) You asked for them last year and I’m going to pretend that you wanted them again this year but forgot to ask me (Just work with me here, okay?) or 2) You seem to be interested in music and might appreciate hearing some new things. That is the “Why” and the “What” and now things are in your hands, literally. These are really good songs, really. Really. You might not like all of them but I’m hoping you come across a couple that you like a lot and that get stuck in your head, an earworm that lodges itself so deep that the song comes to you in the shower, or in the car or even when you are dreaming. Please give these songs a home. For only zero cents a day, you make life better for this CD. Act now- go put them in your CD playing device and show them that somebody cares. Then tell me they are in a better place, that they are better off than when they were gathering dust on my shelf. You can lie to me if you like, I don’t mind. If just one song is better off than before, I will consider this awareness campaign a success and I will thank you for that. But I sure as hell won’t pre-make any discs next year.