I love sharing music with people. It compliments both my generous and my bossy nature (“Seriously, you’ll like this Steely Dan song, I swear….”) and for years, it’s what propelled my love of making mix tapes. To be able to give someone a song that reminds you of them is a profound gesture, a portable party, a way of saying “You Are Rad.”
So I created RecordSaturday as a group listening party, since my 900 friends on Twitter probably can’t fit in my apartment. I live-tweet an album from my collection (@libbycudmore) every Saturday night at 8 p.m., with stories about my personal connection to the album, cool record facts and a theme — I shared pictures of my best girlfriends with Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual for Galentine’s Day, and a Star Wars theme alongside Men At Work’s Business As Usual.
There’s also usually with a album cover pinup, which is my favorite part of the project. These evolved simply from showing me with the record (so you know I’m not just a poser with a Spotify playlist) to full-scale photo shoots, whether I’m replicating the album cover, a piece of a music video or just playing on the theme. Trademark to each are my black nerd glasses (even in the sexiest shots) and my Sephora Lip Last #23.
(Miss this week’s pinup? You can check them out on my Tumblr page)
Record Saturday is about getting a conversation going. I want to hear how you like the album, your own stories with it, if you’re discovering it for the first time or if it’s a classic or even if your parents played it a hundred thousand times and now every time you hear Steely Dan’s “Peg” you want to scream. So tune in at 8 p.m. every Saturday for some fun!