Tag: Mixtape

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…


Bonjour Tristesse. My sad love affair with Tuxedomoon

They say there are no second chances in love. They say perfect memories should be cherished and not revisited. They can say all they want but what would you do if the possibility of meeting a long lost love suddenly presented itself? Would you be wise and stay at home or follow your guts and…


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…


Mixtape – The world’s a mess

It is a mess. End of times, apocalyptic mess. An old generation that refuses to go, a new generation ready to take over but still too young. Politicians who are so scared for the masses they fail to do anything that comes close to addressing real issues (climate…anyone?). And we…we just enjoy the fact that…


If music could talk (the musical universe of an introvert)

Music used to be my proxy for talking, for expressing my feelings and thoughts. I needed high doses of Joy Division and The Cure to feed my weirdly dark and nihilistic mental processes, the guidance of The Clash to channel my ever-present anger and latent wish to destroy the status quo, and Tom Waits, well…


Funeral songs

It could be my last act of musical education, the one no one really wants to be confronted with. It would definitely address my annoyance with the way most funerals are being run. I don’t expect happiness and joy, but a bit more tasteful and unusual music would be nice, if nice can ever be…


Unknown pleasures – never thought that song was so great

Did you know that almost all music players and online streaming services don’t really offer a randomiser? Do you also know why? It is because people can’t deal with randomisation and start sending complaints when the randomiser ‘decides’ to play the same artist twice in a short period of time. I love my randomiser, even…


Mixtape – Faust

I was just driving. It was dark and warm outside, one of the first hot nights of spring. Suddenly my sound system decided to play a song I never heard before. It sounded cool, a bit weird and nerdy, just the way I like it. Turned out to be ‘Krautrock’ by Faust, the song that…


Mixtape – Around the world in 20 songs

A bit of fun. Playlist based on the notion of travelling around the world, using only songs with the name of a city as title. Nothing more than just that.


Mixtape – Ultimate moody mixtape for family days

If freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose, then boredom and moodiness must be other words for having nothing left to desire. Think about it, if you are always struggling for survival I don’t think you ever experience a boring day. You might be depressed, like me on days like this. Truly…


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