A mix tape = the forerunner to a digital playlist
Have you ever made a mix tape?
It’s been thirty years (or more) since I’ve made a real one but the memories surfaced when I found this exercise in the Steal Like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon.
It asks to make a mix tape for someone who doesn’t know you.
I took it one step further and drew a stack of old favorite cassettes, some mix tapes among them.
For the handwritten list in the journal I wrote down what randomly came to mind. Looking back at what I chose, I see some themes. If you take the titles as an expression of what’s on my mind and a little bit about who I am, then some positive stuff shows up.
What songs would you pick for your mix tape? Write down what comes to mind and send it my way. I’d love to see it!