Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Friday On My Mind
"Come to my party on Friday night" my friend says "It's my birthday. I've reserved the upstairs of a bar round the corner, and we can play our own music. Can you do me a CD?"
A damsel in distress! How could I refuse? Impossible. So I dilligently make a nice compilation full of great tunes, lots of bang up to date treats and not so much cheese as to cause her trendmongous friends indigestion. Got properly in the mix, got my groove on big time Thursday night. But when I turned up, there wasn't really any need for the mix CD. The music from the bar below was more than satisfactory, and there wasn't enough space to dance. I handed it over, naturally, but didn't push it. It sat on the table, nestled between mojitos and spent packs of Marlboro Lights, destined to become nothing more than a glorified beer mat. Ho hum.
But... well, seems a bit of a waste, really, dunnit? And more to the point, there's an ego shortfall on my part. I put the work in, and yet receive nothing back. I mean I wasn't expecting orgiastic dancing on a biblical scale. All I ask for is just the odd nod of approval, a murmur of contentment, a smile of recognition, to satisfy my craving for a job well done. What to do, dear reader, what to do?
And then it dawned on me! Yes, of course! A new Delrico Bandito podcast! A treat for you, second hand granted, but with the dirt and beer brushed off and buffed up til it shines like a gem. You all know the score. Tracklisting hidden away in the comments box, lest I be overun by thieving pixies. Lots of my current faves with a couple of classics, all mixed up with a big music spoon. "Eat me!" It cries. It's already been rejected once. Twice could break it's little heart forever. Don't be cruel, and give it a good home.
....sorry too late, long gone.
PS. And if you liked that, lovely Annie Slaminsky has just put a great podcast up on her blog, which is, I know, almost unbelievably, possibly, just as good as mine. Maybe even better. But let's not go nuts. Get it here.
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