Anyone that knows me in real life (as opposed to my virtual life here, haha) knows of my obsession with making mix-CD's. Forget the iPod (and yes, I have one in my drawer somewhere). I like to do things old school style -- come up with the perfect playlist for any and every occasion (or non-occasion) and burn it to a CD. I still remember when the whole iTunes/iPod craze first started, and they had those commercials with the catch-phrase "Life Has a Soundtrack" (or something like that). Man, what a line. I wish I was the one who came up with that slogan! Seriously, that could be my own personal slogan -- because I associate everything in my life with music. Everything in my life does have a soundtrack.
So lately I've been working on my "Spring 2009" playlist -- go ahead and throw me into the "nerd" category if you haven't already done so. I totally make playlists for every new season, along with birthdays, Christmas (of course), and various other occasions. I am a huge iTunes fan and visit the homepage almost daily looking for new stuff. Last week I discovered these guys -- Fiction Family -- a brilliant collaboration between Jon Foreman ("Switchfoot") and Sean Watkins ("Nickel Creek"). I'm actually not a huge Switchfoot fan myself, but I had recently bought several solo works from Jon Foreman, and I have been a longtime fan of Nickel Creek, so the pairing of the two really intrigued me. Their new album just came out January 20th, and I must add, how cool is it that you can actually buy a vinyl record even?! Right now this is my favorite song ("When She's Near"):