CD mix compilations advice

I need to make some mix CDs from my music collection (not from music downloads but from other CDs) I've seen a number of shareware things on line but I can't tell which are worth trying. Any advice on this from my Friends would be greatly appreciated (and of course, rewarded with a mix cd)

If there is another music swap done on, I am hoping to participate.

Also.. I have started a new journal to supplement this one. So if you see "mellawyrden" popping up on your "friends" list suddenly, it's just me.
  • Current Music
    smashing pumpkins

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For The Anniversary Of My Death
by W. S. Merwin

Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
When the last fires will wave to me
And the silence will set out
Tireless traveller
Like the beam of a lightless star

Then I will no longer
Find myself in life as in a strange garment
Surprised at the earth
And the love of one woman
And the shamelessness of men
As today writing after three days of rain
Hearing the wren sing and the falling cease
And bowing not knowing to what
  • Current Music
    Nuclear War (On The Dance Floor) - Electric Six

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computer keeps dying today, again, and I wanted to make a long post but will have to type it offline. Supposedly I am being given my internet access at home tomorrow night.

I saw LOST last night and wanted to write about it.

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More exerpts from my Numerology reading from Dreamtime.

"From 30 to 38 years old, your PINNACLE IS 11
This is a time of inspiration, emotional awareness and
powerful personal growth. You will face many obstacles and
personal challenges throughout this period. You may be
directly tuned into your own spiritual awareness and this
brings strong revelations of personal and humanitarian
growth. As you work through this period you will do best to
focus your energy on looking within and serving others as
well as on the intense creative energies you have and your
intuitive sense which will blossom into an amazing awakening
of your soul. Do not take this too lightly or you will be
given emotional tests repeatedly until you have learned the
path you are to follow during this time.

"The CHALLENGE of this Pinnacle is 1
The challenge you will face in this period is one of
learning to be independent, creative, unique and assertive.
Your independence will flourish after you face up to any
strong-willed friends or relatives who may try to control
you. Do not let their opinions change you: you are an
original pioneer and creative in your own right."

I have to buy the profile to read the rest, but meanwhile it's nice to keep reading the teasers. Something about me being psychic? Score!
  • Current Mood
    awake awake

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I am very concerned about my state of mind today. To top it all off, the person I broke things off with two weeks ago has come to see me, to break things off with me. Good to have the point driven home even more miserably than it has to be.

I want someone to come here and get me drunk, and take me to see SKY CAPTAIN.
screaming elijah


Arts Students Die Young:

anyway, blaaargh.. my tummy is killing me. I want to go home and lay on the floor. Stupid haggis.

I've been chasing down the sales rep all day to get my high speed internet installed TONIGHT dammit. I've phoned half the office and they've all been phoning him all day, as have I. He promised three different times since messing up last Friday that I would have it tonight, and when I called this morning, there wasn't even a work order in for it at all.

Oooh he has called.. wait for it...

and the answer is NO, I will not get my internet this friday either. what a surprise. I will have to wait until next friday, which is almost an entire month after I originally signed up for it. According to the rep, some "new guy" in the office didn't type the work order in properly which has led to the delay.

I have research to do. This is bullshit.
  • Current Mood
    bitchy bitchy


I think I have decided on the Victoria corset from Starkers! catalogue, in black brocade:

it is underbust, which I think would allow for more freedom of movement & other options. I've got to do the measurements now. I'm very excited
  • Current Mood
    enthralled enthralled

from robyn_ma

Here is my suggestion for a good yet overlooked film. HOUSEKEEPING (1987 or 1988) which stars Christine Lahti as the transient aunt of two teenage girls. The film is set in the 1950s. This is one of my very favourite films, one of those things that illustrates truths in a way that really struck me.

The story Sylvie tells of the homestead in the shadow of the mountain where the frost never melts, and the wild children who creep about in the woods laughing - this is one of my favourite things & I find myself thinking of it still.

The music is very nicely done.

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This is a good illustration of how I feel 24 hours a day these days

Screaming Elijah is my grad school mascot.

All this crap keeps going wrong & I can only take care of it on the fly, because I do not stop running from the minute my feet hit the floor, until the minute I lay down to sleep 19 hours later. I want to write and finish a painting this weekend, but I have hundreds upon hundreds of pages of reading to do, plus errands & so on

I hope the cable guy manages to come tomorrow as promised (twice)