So here are a couple of cool things I’ve been given from fans recently.
First is a couple of art cards from Peter N. Trinh who gave these to us at TCAF. He drew most of the UK comic crowd on the tube and when joined together, it’s like we’re on the same carriage. Kinda cool, right? Thanks Peter, the cards are on our fridge, which I’m sure you agree, is very high acclaim, indeed.
Next up is a mix CD from Benn, Elliot and Robyn who dropped this off to me at the UK Web & Mini Comic Thing this year. They found my work via the Los Campesinos! blog, so we had a bit of mutual gush and then when writing in their books I had to ask them how some lyrics went. Yeah, some fan I turned out to be. TSK. You have no idea how over the moon I was to get this, I love mix CDs and, man, we just don’t do them any more do we? I think I’ve got a shoe box or two back at my dad’s place just filled to the brim of these little gems with handmade covers that you know people spent days on and the pain that went into getting the right sequence of tracks.
Anyway, mix cds as gifts can be quite personal, but I liked this a lot and thought maybe the rest of you would too? So via the magic of Spotify you can listen to the CD here. Don’t have Spotify? Here’s the track listing to do what you want with…
1. 21st Century Pop Song - Hymie’s Basement
2. Nefi & Girly – Asobi Seksu
3. Gravity In Crisis – The Longcut
4. Silent Shout – The Knife
5. Collapsing At Your Doorstep – Air France
6. As Serious As Your Life – Four Tet
7. Squalor Victoria – The National
8. Two Weeks – Grizzly Bear (which I couldn’t find on Spotify)
9. Mfumu – The Very Best