The Power of the Mix CD

Introduction

"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music" - Ronald Reagan

Often times, when we can't find the words to say something, we turn to music to express it for us. As Aldous Huxley said, "after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." I couldn't agree more. Music not only has the ability to rouse emotions in ourselves, it prompts us to share those emotions with others. One of the most consistently significant ways to share music is by means of a mix CD. To some it may be as simple as putting all your favorite songs on a CD and throwing it in a jewel case. To others like myself, it becomes a labor of love: choosing song by song with the utmost care and concentration. Things as seemingly insignificant as the order of the songs or the artists themselves can be surprisingly powerful. Then comes the decoration, the outer shell that protects and covers all the music inside. Here I will show you how to create the perfect mix CD for any occasion or person. In the words of Heinrich Heine, "when words leave off, music begins...