The lost art of the mix tape
I read a very interesting article in my local newspaper yesterday about the art of making a music mix tape.
ll/article Please try to find time to read the article at this link. I found it fascinating.
It was titled The lost art of the mix tape and was written by our local music reviewer. I have long been a practitioner
of this art form and have made literally hundreds of music mix tapes and CDs. Unfortunately, the records for the tapes
are impossible to keep and the tapes themselves have been given away as presents. I always had a theme in mind
when I made a mix and spent as lot of effort to make them sound professional by rolling off the input levels of the
songs as they ended. All my tapes were made from recording tracks off LPs. Now digital technology has made this
much easier and also allows you to file and reference compilations by looking in a designated folder. Have any of you
ever seen the John Cusack movie HIGH FIDELITY? It is about this very subject of making mix tapes and how it is
almost a religious experience for those of us that really enjoyed it. I'm interested in how many of the music friends
and any others on these boards have engaged in this practice. I would like you to list the songs from at least one of
your mixes. It could be your first, your most recent, or ideally, the one that you consider your best. So having said that,
I will list a couple of my favorite mixes. Please feel free to review and comment on any, but remember that people like
me feel very strongly about what they chose to record so try not to get to derogatory(unless you see Barry Manilow or
somebody like that show up!!!!! LOL) .