quote:Originally posted by hurtstotouchfire: I just never found a way to cope with the _tape ending_. Silence was unacceptable, but so was cutting off a song. So it took me months of evenings sometimes to make a mix tape, just cause of all the math involved and because if I screwed it up somehow and had silence at the end I'd actually go re-record every song starting with the second one and leaving a second or two more of silence between songs...
me thinks you were taking it a little too seriously!
quote:Originally posted by hurtstotouchfire: Only need a few more songs now to make my mix. Can't think of a good title for it yet, but titles are indeed necessary.
but i agree with that - the title for the mix is somewhat crucial!
Wow, I break Hurts' rule 3 and rule 5 all the time. As far as I'm concerned if the next track follows the previous track without being too jarring or samey then it's in, leaving not so much a mix as a Brownian walk. And I always use 45 min a side tapes (the length of my commute).
As for themes, I only use 'em when my mind is so paralysed by the options (I have too many records) that need to direct my choice by constraining it - like on the tape where all the bands on side A stared with "L" and all on side B started with "P".
Never got around to doing the magnum opus: band A cover song by band B; band B cover song by band C; band C cover song by band D &c until the thread breaks or until tape ends with band N covers song by band A.
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A bit off topic, but I have finally decided to convert some of my music collection to files on my computer, and I'm starting with my old mix tapes. Partially to preserve them from further deterioration (and free tools are also great at removing hiss), and partially because I now have the disk space to do it.
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Apropos of OCD and silence at the end of tapes, I tended to go for the hardware, rather than the wetware, solution: make the two sides the same length, then prise the cassette open, cut and rejoin the tape...
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