mixtape.jpgI just added another page over here at headsparks* called “Mixtape=Love“… If anyone is interested in trading mixtapes, er, CDs, drop me a line!  Although I love the convenience of digital music, there is something so immediate, real and visceral about the mixtape.  Maybe it’s the way tapes would seriously degrade with repeated usage… my favorite songs would always warp out from listening to them too much… Maybe it’s because creating a mixtape was so physically engaging… These days it’s all drag-and-drop but, back in the day, it was all about putting the needle in the right groove and deciding whether to use the stop or pause button in between songs.  Maybe it was that scene from Say Anythingyou know what I’m talking about. My favorite mixtape-related wishlist item these days is this shirt, in case you were wondering.

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