You know what I miss? mix tapes. Specifically mix tapes made by friends that were trying to get you to listen to some new bands or their favorite songs.
I know Last.fm exists and is the answer to mix tapes in this day and age, but I'm a bit slow and haven't quite figured it out yet. Besides with Last.fm you don't get the tape or cd cover that your friend personally designed or wrote out for you. And really, that's just as important as the music.
When I was a kid I remember taping songs from the radio for the highest quality mix tapes possible. Or, even better, a friend of mine and I held a tape player up to the radio to record a song, but then her brother came in the room and started talking. We ended up with the song featuring a snippet of her brother talking and then us hushing him halfway through.
Lately I've been feeling like I'm in a musical rut and it's making me miss mix tapes with selections of new musical possibilities. If anyone wants to take pity on me and make me a mix tape (read as a cd since I haven't had a tape player in years) I would love that. If you need my shipping address find the contact button and send me an email. Otherwise, I guess I'll just go back to listening to the same old stuff.