Bravers and Dearies,
Today is Christmas Eve! We’re just now getting to our October Exchange! Was it really that busy? No, not at all! Life sure was though! October was a cool month overall if I remember right. I saw a great show from Mark Schwaber (check him out!) at Luthier’s Co-Op in Easthampton, MA. I also played my first gigs in Portland and Augusta, ME.
We’re getting back on track and are planning on having the remaining two exchanges published by the end of the month/year! With that in mind, I’d like to thank anyone who may be reading this as it likely means that you have been keeping tabs on us for some time.
If you happen to be a NEW reader, please let me tell you how to get involved in 5 easy steps!
1. Make a mixtape
2. Mail it to us (PO Box 1797 Brattleboro, VT 05302)
3. Receive a mixtape from us (chosen from another entry at random)
4. Enjoy or not
October did not disappoint thanks to your fearless commitment to excellence! This tape was slick and a had some killer transitions. There may or may not have been a track list. It’s been so long that I can’t remember. My bad! (but also maybe not!) You want to check out this bad boy? Send in a tape, you might get it in return!*
Our mix this month turned out to be a banger of sorts. It’s mellow, it rocks, it does it all. Fun is the word that comes to mind with the tape. It’s just a good time and a good listen. I wouldn’t put it on if I were in a mood where I wanted something super specific. So, keep that in mind before attempting to enjoy!
Here’s a link to a complete Spotify playlist!
CTEP’s Monthly Tape Exchange: October 2021
|Side A:||Side B:|
|Laura Marling – Held Down||DubXanne – Walking on the Moon|
|Snail Mail – Valentine||J.J. Cale – Cajun Moon|
|Mark Schwaber – Evil Valentine||Grateful Dead – Not Fade Away / Going Down the Road Feeling Bad|
|Fleet Foxes – Can I Believe You||Delbert McClinton – Standing on Shaky Ground|
|Ginger Root – Loretta||Alabama Shakes – Heavy Chevy|
|Shemekia Copeland – Clotilda’s On Fire||Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Feel in Love|
|Damon Danielson – How Long Has It Been|
|The Cactus Blossoms – Happy Man|
It only takes one song to change your life. Merry Christmas!