Friday, September 09, 2005


People are beginning to receive my Mint CD packages and my faith in the international postal system is once again restored (sort of). When I first suggested the idea of a CD exchange a few months ago I only had a few takers. Along the way I also decided to send stuff to others who I felt needed a pick-me-up... a little bit of Mint love if you please. In all, I sent 9 packages to 5 different countries and I loved every minute of it (except when my first package never made it to India!!). In truth, I possess the heart of a hippie. Not an annoying never-wash-or-shave-my -legs hippie. I'm the sort of free spirit who's looking to diversify her retirement account. I put a lot of love into each one of these packages. Wouldn't the world be a better place if you sent a care package and hand written note to a complete stranger?

Mint Mix Revisited August 2005

That's The Way Love Is- Poi Dog Pondering
Lovers leaving without reason
feelingss change just like seasons
And no, nothings the same
Ain't no use in pretending I can hide the pain

It's catchy and I picture Grrl playing it loud in her kitchen while she cooks.

Beautiful World (Acoustic) -Colin Hay
Overkill (Acoustic)-Colin Hay
I heart Colin Hay and his work since leaving Men at Work has been outstanding. A little touch of Australia for Ms Penny Lane

Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
Catchy tune. As an added bonus it's in the movie Ice Age so the Boy loves it as well.

Little Plastic Castles - Ani DeFranco
Fingeek and I both like the same lyrics

Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
What can I say. I love the old standards and this one in particular has helped me through some difficult nights.

NightSwimming - REM
Nightswimming, remembering that night.

Temptation - New Order
Up, down, turn around
Please don't let me hit the ground
Tonight I think I'll walk alone
I'll find my soul as I go home

Sweet Thing - Van Morrison
This one is lesser known than some of the others I could have chosen. I was telling Rat about this song so I decided to include it.

El Matador - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
I defy anyone not to play this one loud. A perfect song for Lavi to practice Kalari with.

Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend
I like this version from the soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank.

Somebody's Crying - Chris Isaak
From Forever Blue, one of the best break-up albums EVER.

Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
The guitar/banjo comes on and I can't help but tap my feet

Naked Eye - Luscious Jackson
Last night I came into your home
to break some ice and throw some stones

It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
I love big band music. Added this as a special shout-out to Wandernut as she's a HC Jr. fan.

Angry Words - Willy Porter
it's a simple life I lead, still got a lot to learn about

Kissing a Fool - Michael Buble
Originally by George Michael. I like this version with the big band in the background.

Waiting in Vain - Annie Lennox
If I had half the talent Annie Lennox possess in her little finger...well, I'd have a lot of talent.
The tears in my eyes burn
The tears in my eyes burn
while I'm waiting
while I'm waiting for my turn


Anonymous Anonymous says...

Never use the postal service to send packages to India. DHL is the way to go, cost is comparable. UPS is a good second choice.

Fri Sep 09, 12:47:00 PM CDT  
Blogger mister says...

Wow, your friends are sure lucky! cool songs. And to have a friend who takes a little time to share a little 'Mint love'. And yes, this world would be much a better place if people who send a little care to strangers...

Fri Sep 09, 07:33:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Sa Re Ga Ma says...

nothing beats the handwritten letter :). I have a few friends who still believe in the power of the medium despite the convenience of email! You are a bright spot, Mint :). Thanks!

Fri Sep 09, 09:40:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Pink says...

Awww, that's soo sweet Mint, now every time I listen to that song I'll feel all special! I still haven't picked up the package from Rat but thanks a ton anyway and a nice long email will follow shortly. :)

Fri Sep 09, 11:36:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Rat says...

You dont know how lucky I feel to be part of this elite group who has received this Mint "love" package. Your the best !!!

(More on my blog soon)

Sat Sep 10, 12:25:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

I was lucky enough to be online with the Rat when she got her Mint-Pack... thats a lot of Mint-Love :)very, very thoughtful!

Sat Sep 10, 05:14:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Grafxgurl says...

i DID play it loud in my kitchen!!AND i was SO impressed to see you added Ani defranco...:D lol she is awesome!

Solzbury hill brought back so many memories... we have very similar tastes mint!... very good mix!

you should moonlight as a DJ~!!


Sat Sep 10, 05:24:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

Anon- Thanks for the helpful hint

Mister- A little bit of Mint love goes a long way. ; )

Sa- Hardly a bright spot but I absolutely believe in handwritten letters.

Lavi- Consider it the new theme for the Kalari Kid.

Rat- I meant what I said on my postcard. : )

Tart- Thanks! I heard she was very...happy.

Grrl- I'm glad you liked it!

Sat Sep 10, 01:37:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Sunrayz says...

Sigh! I missed this round of Mint 'love'. Hopefully there will be another one in the near future.

Sat Sep 10, 02:40:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

Sun- YOU, my friend, will definitely be a part of round 2. : )

Sat Sep 10, 08:18:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Wandernut says...

Box told me he got his package (along with mine!)
Thank Minty! Can't wait till he passes it to me on Monday! Yippeee:)HUGZ!

Sun Sep 11, 03:45:00 AM CDT  
Blogger D says...


Sun Sep 11, 11:44:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Vignesh says...

Got my CD today ! Yipppeee !

Curious but very chweet contents though... and yes, Chicago looks the very same !

Thanks Minty !

Mon Sep 12, 01:40:00 AM CDT  
Blogger jax says...

My first time here. How does one get to be on the receiving end of Mint Love!!?:)
Very thoughtfully made CD I must say! Everyones showing it off on their blog and their hearty smile shows!:)

Mon Sep 12, 03:32:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sonal says...

Hey neat concept....Could I be a part of it too? Let me know when you guys decide to go for round 2...

Tue Sep 13, 05:23:00 PM CDT  

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