Friday, December 16, 2005
The Art of The Mix
" The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. "
- Rob Gordon in High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
One of the curious things about these blogs is monitoring the traffic and noticing that people you don't know have actually visited your site. I found a link to a site called Art of the Mix while browsing through traffic logs from a blogger in Colorado with decent musical taste and some intriguing songs posted. The Art of the Mix site has a searchable archive (by song or artist) of mix tapes that have been uploaded by readers. You can submit your own classic mixes for posterity. Mix of the Week is one of the features. I like to give mix tapes as gifts when I can get off my lazy arse and actually make them. Maybe this will inspire me.
Enjoy the weekend I am off to do some shopping for the holidays and to stop by the library and pick up the book Mix Tape by Thurston Moore pictured above. (Click on the cassette for more details.)