this is it...the last month! and what a fun challenge from my dear friend jodi. i've been thinking about this one all year. ALL YEAR.
she's like in all my pictures from that summer and was a prominent member of ongoing shenanigans the following years. (see above video evidence) but somewhere in early adulthood, jodi moved to the west coast and i went to the east coast and we lost touch. AKA the missing years.
when i moved back to MN in late 2012 and got to hang out with jodi again (don't worry my mom was keeping tabs on her for me) - i thought again "holy smokes, here's that amazing lady" and that in-between time just fell away. it's been such a gift having jodi (and her fun/talented/loving family!) back in my life again. plus they invite me over for the best meals. the best!
this challenge is clearly a send up to something i love doing and have done for jodi in the past...even actual mixed tapes. (remember those. whoa.) clearly this will be in the CD form. and although i'm not musical, i love music: listening/watching/singing along in the car. what an art form to celebrate and what a year to celebrate it. yessssss. 24 songs folks. 24!
i can't wait to share the track list & concert selection, but i'll leave you with this picture of jodi chilling at the eaux claires music festival...were she braved the heat, the various man-buns and the one-star hotel to celebrate music and kindness with me.
PPS. i think jodi still has a couple of tapes i made her in the 90's and a way to actually listen to them. amazing.
PPPS. so far i have justin bieber and the judds on the mix list. no explanation needed.