Tag: Mixtape guide

The quantum mechanics of a playlist

Only stubbornness can break creative impasse. I know, but the last couple of days, as I tried to create a playlist around the most universal theme of all, love, I realised that abundance doesn’t help and that creating something for a big, anonymous audience is far more difficult than for someone you know. First problem…


The Mixtape – Part II

Continuing the quest for the ultimate mixtape, here is the final set of guidelines. 7. Find a balance between optimistic and pessimistic (bleeding heart type of) songs. Longing is good, depression is definitely bad. Again, you want to send a positive message, not encourage suicide. 8. Understand the lyrics of the songs you select, and…


The Mixtape – Part I

After reading Cassette from my Ex, I started thinking about the lost art of creating mixtapes. When I was young the mixtape was a way to declare love without actually doing or saying so. It was a gesture of liking beyond liking. It allowed you to translate love (or desire) into song titles, lyrics or…


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