Six years ago I sent out a promotional CD of some songs I’d been writing. Not a huge mailing—I basically just sent out 7 or 8 packages to some local radio stations that I actually listen to. Nothing ever came it, which is how these musical efforts usually go. (Not what one hopes for, but pretty much to be expected.)
So I was surprised to receive one of those old 2007 CDs in the mail last week, in a “return to sender” envelope from the post office, some six years later.
It came back repacked in a U.S. Postal Service envelope with a very non-specific form letter. No word as to where it had been sitting all this time. The original packaging (contained within the Post Office’s envelope) was dirty and a bit mangled as if it had been caught in the gears of their machinery.
And what about the other CDs? Had they also been languishing behind some sorting machine for six years? Not that anything would have turned out differently, but did any of those old CDs ever reach their destinations?
Miraculously, the CD in the packaging above was unbroken and still plays.
In fact, it sounds so good to me after all these years, that I’ve been thinking maybe now’s the time to for me to re-package and re-release this undelivered masterpiece.
More about that idea tomorrow…