My wife and I had our first baby on Thanksgiving and for the birth announcement, I made a mix CD. I used the old Blue Note record designs of the 50’s and 60’s as inspiration. I sent around 50 of these out to family and friends. All the songs have the word “Baby” in their titles.
Oh YES! I FINALLY I finished my 2008 mix CD. Every year, I take all of the music that was released in the previous year and distill the songs down to a manageable fifteen to twenty tracks. I burn them on to a bunch of CDs and send them out to all my friends. WAY better than Christmas cards I think. This is year four or five and I do really enjoy doing it.
I also make a swell original cover for each “release” because God knows I need more portfolio pieces that reflect the work I WANT to do, not the work that I am forced to do.
(Click the above images to see the back and inside.)