I’ve finished making a batch of mixed CD’s for ten of my friends who asked for one. I’ve had a lot of fun trying to piece together songs that they haven’t heard but that should still fall into their range of taste. It’s been harder for some of my friends who I’m less familiar with as far as their musical inclinations go, but I’ve found it a challenge to my own tastes and collection to be able to pick from it mindfully. Narrowing down to 80 minutes of music for the audio CD’s was really tough since I’m used to planning out playlists that go on for days, often with blocks of full albums. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this project, it’s that my personal collection is far less expansive than I thought, though compared to most folks’ libraries it’s vast. I think I need more blues, country and new wave.