One of my favourite authors is Nick Hornby. I love the way he creates characters, writes about relationships and, more importantly, how he incorporates the music he loves into his stories, until he’s created the soundtrack for the future film.
High Fidelity is the obvious to refer to, but I loved reading his essays 31 Songs, in which he shares the personal soundtrack that accompanies his most important life experiences.
I thought a smaller scale version of this would also be a cool way of introducing you to other international villagers, so I’ve started a series called Mixtape Memories where guests play you 5 songs that most remind them of a specific time and place. If you would also like to be part of the series, please leave a comment in this post or drop me a line on Facebook.