Mixed Tapes

MixedTape As I mentioned in the first post of NetworkEffects, there are certain elements of my former blog that I can not abandon completely – namely – ruminations on music and its forms.

I have kept my boxes of mixed tapes and radio recordings (among which are my most coveted Nightlines shows) and hope to have them moved to BC from NS this year. The fine folks at Dinosaurs and Robots are throwing things back to the years of analog mashups every Friday night with their MixTape Friday night.

What will be in store?

“Every Friday night, Dinosaurs and Robots will upload a dusty cassette mixed tape! Found at garage sales and junkyard glove boxes, mixed tapes provide all the voyeuristic thrills of reading somebody‚Äôs diary without the related ethical quandaries. “

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  1. This is great Grant. I’ve recently gone through my old tapes and yes, some did find their way to new owners or purposes (ie. filling land – doh!), but no, I could not part with my mixes. There is a guy doing research on mixes and wants people to send in pics of their mix tapes. Alas I remember neither his name or his web site. Sorry. All readers of this post who think it interesting might want to check out the fabulous book by Nick Hornby called High Fidelity. With his protagonist, Hornby captures a little bit of all of us who knew that to make a great mix tape was to create something really special, a bit of art that spoke volumes about what was on our minds at the time. I remember hours of , , and try again to get it just right.

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