MixtapesPosted: December 6, 2015
dievca ran into a situation where a kid (14) was trying to open a cassette tape case to see what was inside. The young lady then asked another young adult (17) what the item was….
A fascinating explanation and discussion of how to open the case, what you did with the cassette, what a “cassette player” looked like, why there was a ribbon in the cassette and how the music was read, ensued. dievca has to say that the 17-year-old did the topic justice. He was impressive when discussing “Old School” technology.
Now dievca understands that the word mixtape means something different in this day and age:
“Check out my Mixtape” and “My Mixtape is Fire” are expressions typically used by amateur rappers to promote their self-released records on social media platforms. On Twitter and in online hip hop communities, both phrases are often said ironically to poke fun at the general overuse of the word “mixtape” by aspiring hip hop artists on the Internet.
But the cassette conversation reminded dievca that she has a load of mixtapes in storage and she cannot seem to get rid of them (heavy emotional attachment). And, yes, she still has a cassette player on her stereo~ Snort!
Do you remember rewinding the tape with your finger? The ribbon getting stuck in the player? Taping a broken ribbon back together? Knowing the playlist by heart?
Hmmm, listening to them might be a Holiday activity for this year….
Perhaps you don’t want to be bothered using the old technology, but you would like to give a nod to the look, how about:
dievca misses the idea of making mixtapes for lovers and friends….she found sources online to share the mixtapes.
But that is not physical enough. Half the joy was to hand the mixtape to your beau/friend directly, including a handwritten playlist with doodles and notes. So, dievca found this:
Guess what Master might be getting for Christmas! XO