Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob SheffieldIn this stunning memoir, Rob Sheffield, a veteran rock and pop culture critic and staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine, tells the story of his musical coming of age, and how rock music, the first love of his life, led him to his second, a girl named Renee. Rob and Renees life together - they wed after graduate school, both became music journalists, and were married only five years when Renee died suddenly on Mothers Day, 1997 - is shared through the window of the mix tapes they obsessively compiled. There are mixes to court each other, mixes for road trips, mixes for doing the dishes, mixes for sleeping - and, eventually, mixes to mourn Robs greatest loss. The tunes were among the great musical output of the early 1990s - Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, REM, Weezer - as well as classics by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and more. Mixing the skilful, tragic punch of Dave Eggers and the romantic honesty of Nick Hornby, LOVE IS A MIX TAPE is a story of lost love and the kick-you-in-the-gut energy of great pop music.
Seduction By Mixtape: Creating The Perfect Mix For Every Relationship
From first kisses to heartbreaks, there are a lot of firsts you experience in high school. What encapsulated these teenage feelings better than music? As a teen in the '80s, not only could you listen to the artists that most definitely knew exactly how you were feeling, but you could even record those songs into a cohesive mix to give to your crush. Who knows… maybe you still have the first mixtape you received or made but chickened out when the time came to give it away buried in a long-forgotten cardboard box. Who would have expected that a little ditty written in tribute to Elvis Presley in ten minutes would have become Queen 's first No. While the '80s were a great time for new wave and hair metal, this track proves there was still space for a good ol' rockabilly song.
Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. My sincere thanks to all those who nominated a song to end a mixtape and justified its inclusion with a recollection in the comments last week, whether with a witty one-liner, a smart observation or something very personal. But it also encapsulated and sustained the love and memories found during two weeks in Berlin: a wonderful story told in the comments. He gave the tape to a woman who turned his head and, despite both having partners at the time and a subsequent four years of being apart, true love found a way. One of the best things to end side A of a mixtape was Aphex Twin's 'i', a 1-minute long track of serene, beatless ambience to get your head to pause a second; then, start side B off with beaty, chunky noise to get back into.
Making a mix can communicate any feeling you want, without having to put anything Mixtapes represent not only songs you like, but selections you think the.
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Weekend Playlist: Top 10 Songs to Put Into a Mix CD Now
While we know it's super trendy and cathartic to post a list of anti-love songs on Valentine's, this year we're drinking the Kool-Aid. That sweet, plastic candy heart Kool-Aid.
Back in the days, way before Spotify and Co. We asked the guitarist of the beloved British indie-folk rockers about seven tracks he would ultimately put on a mixtape to impress his personal heartthrob. And he even made a Spotify playlist for those who like it a bit more contemporary. Just one of the best songs ever, for any situation. But opening a mixtape for a lady? That guitar intro gives me chills every time.
Just as vinyl has experienced a renaissance over the years, so has the humble cassette tape, beloved by Gen-Xers and the vehicle for crafting one of the most intimate forms of expression… the mixtape. Played endlessly until you know every skip, crackle and pause, a mixtape may get lost, but the songs on it are never really forgotten and instantly transport you to the time, place and person who made it. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. Making a mix can communicate any feeling you want, without having to put anything into words — other than a catchy title. Speaking of which, a theme is essential. Mixtapes are not playlists, they need to be cohesive rather than just a jumbling of songs. So what are the rules — or, rather, guidelines?