Making a mix-tape was a commitment – a good one could take the entire weekend and if there was real dedication, homework would have to be set aside.
The dual-cassette boombox was essential unless you wanted to wait for your song to randomly play on the radio.
I hated that. …Waiting, hour after hour, both the Play and Record buttons beneath my exhausted, trembling fingers… the tape ready for the next musical masterpiece.
The artwork for the tape case was just as important as its contents. More than just a list of song titles, it was an opportunity for creative expression using a good ball-point pen.
I’ll never make another mix-tape but I don’t even care because I can waste my weekends making mix cd’s.
We all can!
And of course stuff them in a Zeichen Press mixpak!
I wish someone would make me a mix cd… (PLEASE!!)