Cool, Calm, The Composite – A Mix CD For The Masses

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February brings us many things. Black History Month. Spring Training. Punxsutawney Phil, which is just an excuse to watch Groundhogs Day  on repeat. My birthday. Presidents Day – here’s to you Milliard Fillmore. And Valentine’s Day.

That last one can be stressful, even for those who are in relationships. Gotta get the right gift. Make the right reservations. Manifest the feelings you have the 364 other days of the year in an even more forthright and visible way. But for the folks who aren’t in a relationship, the run-up can be a daily reminder of what they’ve done wrong, windows closed earlier than they thought, or missed connections – in a non-Craiglist trolling way.

Well, The Composite is here to help you. It’s not much but since WordPress won’t let us upload music files, we’ve got something that might just help make getting through this wintery month a little bit easier. We’ve put together a mix of 11 – a nice uneven number – of songs that have been on repeat the last few weeks at Composite World News Head Quarters. All you have to do is e-mail by 11:59 pm on February 14 with your address and we will send the CD off to you posthaste.

In this era of podcasts and iTunes, don’t worry we aren’t going Franzen on you here, there is something comforting about taking a CD that was put together by someone who walked it to the post office, hand wrote your address down, and passed it off to strangers who in just a day or two end up putting it in your mailbox. The hope is that you enjoy these songs, that they help get you through the Valentines Day stretch, which fittingly leads us right to Spring Training. The dawning of a new season. A moment of optimism and dreams for hundreds of guys who are trying to make a living playing a childs’ game.  What does that have to do with this Mix CD?  Not much, I suppose, but we all gotta keep the dream alive in our own way.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • To my European friends who find this blog because they are searching for photos of the Titanic, your requests will be honored. Par Avion and all!
  • Limit first 100 requests. Seriously, I’m not Daddy Warbucks here!
  • Please expect a week to two week turn around on requests
  • Finally, I’m not posting the playlist on here. If I did, you’d just be able to download the songs. This is about interacting with other folks.

Maybe only two or three of you will participate. Maybe I’ll blow through some serious cash on CDs and postage while getting light headed from the Sharpie used on the blank CD. It really doesn’t matter. All you need to do is e-mail is




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