Making mixtapes has been a love language of mine for many decades of my life. Sharing musical treasures in a fun little bundle is one of my gifts to the world, a service to humanity.
Today’s “modern day mixtapes” are playlists that can be created and shared with a myriad of services of online streaming. This makes me a little sad, because I miss the tangible work of art that the cassette and later the burned cd represented. The mixes that I handed out came with a custom label on the disc enclosed in a jewel case with it’s cover and numbered track list. Do you have any of those from back in the day??
So here you have one of my early mixes, that first appeared on my Spotify account back in 2011. I would venture a guess that this was first made into a burned cd sometime in the early 2000s. The tracklist is slightly different from the original that was constructed from my digitized cd collection and tracks that were downloaded from Napster (THANK YOU Napster, you were ahead of your time!) Some of the tracks have never been on Spotify and a couple have gone dark over the years.
Enjoy the music and let me know your favorites!