I’m undoubtedly annoying a lot of the people who’re wondering what the heck is going on in my life lately by writing this post, but for a short big longer I’m going to sidestep that conversation to let everyone know that [twenty-nine] has a baby brother, and he’s called [Two Nine], another super duper way to share music with anyone who’s interested.
What Was [twenty-nine]?
If you’re unfamiliar with [twenty-nine], it was a project conceived of on my 29th birthday (last year) during the holidays, as I was frequently being asked about the tunes I had been following. Somewhere along the line I realized I’d gotten a reputation of new music hunting, and generally making music a topic of conversation. Whether I deserved that reputation is up for debate, but I realized that I’d been blogging about my life for years and largely didn’t have anywhere to send people when asked about music.
Enter [twenty-nine], a monthly mixtape sent out via an email subscription list, housed on this blog.
Eventually, keeping up with those mixtapes wasn’t the easiest thing for me (it certainly wasn’t the hardest, either) so as the year wrapped up I decided it would end fittingly along with my 29th year. You can still grab those tapes, although I’m not sure how long that will be true (…so go do it now).
So Now What?
I want to share music with friends, family, and anyone else who’s interested. It keeps me on my toes.
What I don’t want to can’t do is spend a day each month putting together a big virtual present for everyone, mostly due to a lack of time. It’s also stressful, which isn’t what music hunting should be about.
That lead me to a lighter, more frequent method of sharing, which I’m sure I’ll tweak a bit, but will allow me to quickly get music out and to do so in the same easy downloadable way, on a simple interface that lets you listen to everything before you snag it. I’m aiming for a song a day around lunch time.
The new format also allowed me to add some things I’m hoping will enhance the experience a bit. One feature I longed for with the mixtapes was the ability to comment briefly on each individual song. It also wasn’t a great format for any sort of collaboration; many of you sent music recs my way, but by the time the next mixtape rolled around they became a bit stale (per se). This go around will solve both of those ‘problems’.
The goal is still to share grippy music. Stuff people might find interesting in one way or another.
I hope you enjoy it.
Spread the word, too, because this kinda thing is always more fun with more people involved.
If you have trouble downloading tunes via the [snag] links, let me know and we’ll get you sorted.