This is not an entirely original idea, I am sure loads of people do it already. I was inspired to do so myself when staying at a certain author's house (who shall remain nameless because she gets more than enough mentions on here already and is bound to comment beneath this post anyway) and noticed a pile of CD-Rs lying around which she gathered together for our drive to Windsor. She explained that they were from her record club.
So here's how it works. A small number of us, perhaps 5 or 6, join up. Every month (or whatever) we each make a compilation of music. We then burn copies on CD and send them to the other members. Simple really.
The thinking is that we should all end up with a pile of interesting CDs once a month and that (hopefully) there will be a bunch of new and exciting music for us to enjoy and investigate further.
And before anyone points it out, I do know this is not exactly above board but the whole point is to spread the word about great music and the people involved will undoubtedly be spending their hard-earned cash investing in CDs and downloads of the bands and artists that they discover as a result.
Consider it a tribute to the humble mix-tape.
So, who is up for it? You have to be prepared to make a CD each month and mustn't mind sharing your home address with half a dozen complete strangers. I guess I should do it as a first-come-first-served kinda thing so the first 5 people to leave a comment saying YES below will get an invite.
Assuming that many are interested, of course.