Wednesday, January 24, 2007


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 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 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.


  1. Crazy weird that you say this, because I used to make mix tapes for people all the time, and for the last couple of days, I've had the itch to make one again. Whether or not I get around to it is a different story...

  2. There must be mixed tape memories floating in the air out here in Silicon Valley.

    Or else Google is about to release some new mix tape making feature and they added chemicals to our water supply to make us want to make mix tapes. Then when we search for mix tape programs we find their's and make them even richer.

    Maybe I should have had less caffeine this morning...

  3. I love mix cds and tapes, but mostly cds, 'cause I have no tape players. I love that someone was thinking of you and made the effort. I have some and I still listen to them. When I was in uni I would make a mixed tape when I would study... it was a great time waster and broke the studying up nicely. Sadly I can't listen to those anymore.

  4. Some friends of ours made mix cd's and gave them out at their wedding. It was pretty cool, including the really terrible karaoke rendition of a few songs ;-)