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The Mixtape Generation

The linked pictures here will be interesting to a) people who have known me for about 20 years and b) people who are hardcore mixtape fans.

keryx made these for me when we were maybe 13 or 14. A scant 2 years into our hopefully lifelong friendship. I hope I put half as much care into the mix tapes I made for her at the time!! Careful readers will note the budding feminism, and slight lack of actual 80s music.

Mix 1 - The Blue Fountain Pen Era

Mix 1 Side 2

Mix 2 - The "April" Suite

Mix 2 Footnotes

Bonus: Proof that DRM is fruitless and has been forever.

I love you keryx!


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Jul. 4th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
There are really no words to explain how glad I am that you've kept everything for the past 20 years. Thank you!
Jul. 5th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I just knew that all this stuff will always be kind of a part of who we are.
Jul. 6th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
See, I never think like that. I'm always like - goodbye, stuff! and you're like this physical treasure trove of memories. And that. Is why. You rock.

Among other reasons.

Also, 2 months till 20 years. I'm just saying. I'll probably get way drippier on you before then.
Jul. 6th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
Drippy = entirely appropriate. :)

I was not a bit sniffly when I called you, so. :)
Jul. 5th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)

I remember the careful precision that went into mix tape making, the sitting in front of the stereo, the trying to get your handwriting just right.

During the 'crazy laura' phase of my life my therapist actually suggest I make lots of mix tapes (and paint more tiny barrettes with sparkley nailpolish) because it kept my brain occupied and kept me from worrying, I could focus on something entirely.

now I want to make a mix cd.
Jul. 5th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
I never got a better christmas present than a 2 tape deck stereo. So many hours spent forwarding and rewinding!
Jul. 5th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Holy shit I remember the Split Enz tape vividly! And I also second the sentiment on loving the fact that you save everything. I really need to start making more mix tapes (cds ... whatever) again. I still have the one that Donna made for me that had cheese drawn all over it.

Jul. 5th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
I grabbed the ones Donna made me too, but didn't scan them yet. I wish she were on livejournal.
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