Mix Tapes Revisited

Its been a long time my friends. Good to be back and in The Groove! It seems to be time to pop back in and post something. Thought I’d start on the subject of mix tapes (that’s right, i said mixed tapes). You know what i mean; although these days mix cd’s are more the outfit of choice . I guess you could give an Ipod playlist to someone but it really doesnt have that same type of homegrown, grassroots, earthy feel to it. The act of giving or recieving a hard copy compact disc or tape in your hand, one that has actually been intensely thought about, (not just a random assortment of click and select songs A through F) is one of my favorite pasttimes. Giving one is truly an art form.

I just gave a mix cd to a friend of mine and i have to say, the time i spent mixing, preparing, searching, and digging deep into my collection for the right songs was a truly invigorating process.

Music, to me has always been a revitalizer of sorts. Whenever I need a change or just rejuvenation, I can always search out some new or old songs or albums to ignite my interest and stimulate my imagination. And creating a mix tape, CD, whatever, always seems to compell one to revisit some great old gems.

So I urge everyone to take a look back through your cd’s, tapes, records, music files, whatever you have and dive in. there are some great old, new, revisited albums out there. Dust off the one that you haven’t played in years. You might even find some old mix tapes. Its amazing that a single song, album, band, even a few short notes can send you to a different time or place all together. Consider this post your time machine. You can call me Doc Brown.

“They found me. I don’t know how but they found me…….Who do you think? The Libyans! Run for it Marty!”

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