Tag: Mixtape guide

A character analysis in mix tapes

A mix tape, even in its modern playlist equivalent, is a multidimensional carrier of information. It contains information about its creator, the person it is created for, and at least the relationship between those two. Safe to assume that most mix tapes are created by men, to further a romantic cause and on surface level…


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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