Ode to Mix Tapes -- ah! the memories

RebeccaL sent me something this morning over email that I just had to share.

Ode to Mix Tapes
Srsly. You've got to read this one.

Do you remember the process?

Collecting those emotions.
Listening to the lyrics.
Making sure the mood was perfect.
Saying things we weren't brave enough to say ourselves.
Pausing, rewinding, playing... making sure the transitions "work".
It was all part of the process. And it was fantastic.

Makes me wonder about all the generations that will never experience that sort of "blue collar labor"...

Photo credit: Erica Marshall of (via flickr)


scott said...

People still do it! It's just not as hard. I've done it many times in recent years.

Anonymous said...

"The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules." ~Rob, High Fidelity
Love that quote!! it is soo true making the mix tape was an art :)

redkathy said...

Oh my gosh, Am I really that old???? [big grin] Definitely an art!

joel said...

oh, mixtapes. they shall remain a hppy memory: )

- joel