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In my ongoing quest to rediscover all the parts of myself that I've lost in the last few years, I've been trying to listen to more music. I have a fairly large CD collection, and I'm most of the way through ripping it to MP3 (for the second time in most cases, as I'm still recovering from the hard drive failure in July). After that, I want to attempt a project that's been on my mind for a number of years, and get all the songs I need to replicate my many mix tapes.

What has replaced the mix tape in the modern world? Do you burn a CD? Share an Itunes playlist? I doubt that the basic urge to say it with music is dead. I've had the beginnings of a mix tape brewing in the back of my head for several days. I know I came to popular music late, but surely I'm not alone in this.

I was one of those people who made mix tapes for other people, too. I made at least one for Melissa, and copied others for her. I made one for oidhche, and another one after we broke up. turtle_morn and I made a tape for driving together, and I did several other driving mixes thereafter. And a lot of people have copies of the tape livianne and S made with the help of S's father's sound equipment. I'd really love to get that one on CD, but as it involved recordings of them singing, it's a little beyond my abilities. (And yes, ourika, I remember I promised to copy it for you.)

Come to think of it, perhaps it's not as basic an urge as I thought. I would imagine it would have been difficult to make a mix record. And only the very wealthy could pull off a live mix performance. On the other hand, do you think that may have been the reason for nobles to hire court bards?



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Apr. 14th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
Personally I still use Mix CD's as the replacement since MP3 stuff hasn't gotten to the point that it can be played anywhere (such as in most cars nowadays) or there is also the fact that sometimes the order makes a difference to some people (playlists may not be standardized across players). I just found it easier to do that way.

Plus it's fun. :)
Apr. 15th, 2004 02:46 am (UTC)
Wolfie makes good mixes.

But yes, I make cd mixes (the actual audio cd types, which you can use mp3s to make using a lot of the software out there...) -- I've never been the "say it with music" kind of girl, but I like a good fun mix now and then...

If it's for your own use, you can just keep playlists, too (iTunes or Winamp or...whatever).
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