A few months after my 33rd birthday, I received a mysterious pair of CDs in the mail with the following instructions:
- listen to all of track 1 before track 2, etc.
- listen to all of disc 1 before disc 2
- open envelope ONLY after listening to all of both discs"
I put in disc 1 and quickly realized that this mystery mix was in fact a 23-song covers album: all old songs of mine re-imagined and performed by a cast of dear friends. Seth Woods (aka The Whiskey Priest) masterminded and produced the whole thing, and managed to keep it a secret for three years! Hearing these covers was a truly disorienting and profound emotional experience. Thanks to everyone who handled these songs with so much care and who made good on my crazy dream of collective music!