Photography by Tsuru

Are your paper cranes hanging on a branch tree? Are you going Cranes Day caroling tonight?? Or are you asking…… What the fuck is Cranes Day, Tsuru?

Well, first of all, do you have to emphasize the “fuck” that much? I mean, didn’t your momma raise you better than that? And second, you don’t know about Cranes Day? Oh man, you missed out. Some time in December or January, every one of our members who wanted to participate were givin’ a secret crane buddy, who they then were supposed to put together a little package of goodies, ideally representing your geography, yourself, and maybe a little Crane sumtin-sumtin that was to hopefully be received by Cranes Day, i.e. today, i.e. February 1!

I sent mine out to Canada on Monday. But I got mine last Thursday from our wonderful Society member Herki! Check out this awesome collection of Iowa goodness…

Fucking hell, eh? Homemade stickers, a painting, postcards from and of his college, a corhnole instruction manual (no, not porn related… I think) and, of course, a mixtape. What’s cool is we have members from all over the world, so my baby‘s buddy and mine are both getting a fun little mix of things we found around Columbus (among other things), and baby got stuff from California, etc, etc…..

Now, given that Cranes Day is a time for joy, love, and tenderness, I didn’t want you, our dear readers, to miss out on all the fun. So, in the spirit of the holiday, I’d like to share part of my present with you! You see that CD sticking out of the funny face looking envelope? That’s the mixtape Herki made for me, which I would now like to share with you! It’s pretty fucking brilliant, and right up my alley. I really couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate such a wonderful holiday.

Pretty sweet, eh? I got to tell you, in this economy, in these weird times, with an insane number of people losing their jobs, people scared and going through all kinds of tough times, or people like me, wondering if they’ll be next….. there is NOTHING as wonderful as coming home from another rough day to find some surprise on your doorstep from someone clear across the country, or world, filled with little candies or goodies or music that not only share their love of music, but also shares a little piece of their world. You can’t help but have a big ol’ smile crawl up your face for the rest of the evening, and it makes the next day just a little bit brighter. That’s pretty fucking special, if you ask me.

It’s just another (and another and another) testament to how wonderful and amazing our little brigade of music geeks and freaks really are… I love you guys! Here’s to all of you, have a fantastic Cranes Day, and to many, many more in the years to come! Now, let’s start celebrating as…

TSURURADIO Presents… Herki’s Cranes Day Mailtape!!!
(Full Zip)

01 Of Montreal – Wrath Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
02 Pinback – Good To See
03 Modest Mouse – Gravity Ride Everything
04 Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
05 PTM – How The Leopard Got It’s Spots (Blakebeat7 Remix)
06 Feist – I Feel It All
07 The Shins – We Will Become Silhouettes
08 The Decemberists – O Valencia
09 M83 – Teen Angst
10 Beirut – Postcards From Italy
11 Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan
12 Yeasayer – Sunrise
13 Band Of Horses – The Funeral
14 Iron And Wine – Naked As We Came
15 Neutral Milk Hotel – King Of Carrot Flowers Part I
16 Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day
17 (Easter Egg)

Thank you so much Herki, you made Cranes Day pretty damn special. Now, the lot of you, join now and start celebrating with us! It’s only what? 365, 364, 363 days or something until the next one…

2 comments for “HAPPY CRANES DAY from TSURURADIO!!!

  1. bean
    February 1, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Thanks for the ray of sunshine via your mix tape. Well recieved by this Canuck on a cold winter day.

  2. Tsuru
    February 1, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Great to hear it bean! Glad you are enjoying it and know I’m a bit jealous of you freezing Canucks…… Wish I could be up there again soon!

    Happy Cranes Day!

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