Hi there. Looks like you found me - I'm Britta.
Thanks for checking out cmd+f!
For those wondering what the heck "cmd+f" means, it's the special command keys used on Apple computers used to find key words on a page. It's very handy when you want to cherry pick a specific word out of a lengthy article.
I started cmd+f as a way to calmly showcase my robust enthusiasm for introducing new music to my friends. The compulsion to share music goes back as far as middles school where I'd meticulously curate personalized mixes on CD-Rs and gift them to my friends on their birthdays, Christmas, or because the weather was changing. The mixes were stitched together with songs burned from hundreds of CDs I had stacked in my room, a proud display of albums taken from relatives, or purchased with what my allowance at Tower Records and Amoeba Music, and peppered with digital downloads from iTunes' free song of the week, KEXP's song of the day, or FUSE's Daily Download. I spent days, sometimes weeks shuffling tunes together, and drawing up my own album art on a pirated Photoshop program.
Well over a decade later, and the compulsion to share my music discoveries hasn't waned. I make playlists for every occasion; a new month, reminiscing dance parties in middle school, or for novels I'll never get around to writing.
With the rise of music streaming services, it's now easier than ever to share music. Digital streaming has also made music discovery overwhelming, isolating a huge generation of listeners from supporting new artists, or even considering why we listen to what we listen to, and when we listen to it. Don't fret: I'm here to make it easier for you to find your next favorite band.
** cmd+f is also a self-rediscovery project. Each weekly letter includes an image from my extensive archive of thousands of 35mm film photographs I've taken over the past 10+ years.
Head over to my contact page and let me know you're listening to these days, if you have any questions, or just want to say hi.