“Cause Life Ain’t Nothing But A Good Groove, A Good Mix Tape To Put You In The Right Mood” – Professor Booty
Making a good mix tape was an art. Mix CDs and iPod playlists just aren’t the same, as the mix tape took a certain amount of finesse. Choosing the songs…sequencing the songs. Would each side have it’s own theme or vibe? And then there were personalized mixes – songs with a message intended for the listener. Check out Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s new book profiling mix tape culture (read below for description.)
“Artist and musician Thurston Moore looks back at the plastic gadget that first let us make our own compilations. Over eighty home tapers, including artists, musicians, actors, writers, directors, comediennes, talk show hosts, and, of course, record store employees were invited to tell the stories behind their mixes. From the Romantic Tape, to the Break-up Tape, the Road Trip Tape, to the “Indoctrination” Tape-the art and text that emerged was of the mix cassette as a new way of re-sequencing music to make sense of our most stubbornly inexpressible feelings-a way of explaining ourselves to someone else, or to ourselves.”
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