Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mix Tapes

I'm a master at mix tapes. Well, I actually make mix CD's now. Both our cars have CD players that play MP3s.  You many be asking what's the significance of that; well what makes this special is that only about 20 or so songs will fit on a regular CD. But, if you burn MP3s on a CD, you can put over a hundred songs on it.
We headed in to Birmingham this afternoon to have dinner with friends and we were looking for music to put us in the mood.
She reached in the bag and pulled out a CD. It just happened to be one of the mix CDs I made a few years ago. The thing about mix CDs is I don't put song lists on there so when you listen to them, it's like listening to a really cool radio station that plays your favorite songs and doesn't bore you with yapping DJ's.
When she popped this one in it started out with Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along the Watchtower, which is one of my all time favorite songs. The CD had songs that spanned decades and genres.
Every now and then a song would pop up and we'd both laugh out loud.
Yes, there's an art to making good mix tapes.


  1. Anonymous1:50 AM

    Neat! I'm just beginning my western music education.. we're talking baby steps though... I know nothing. I listened to some Irish music from the 70s and 80s and really liked it.

    Wanted to let you know that there's a new guys' blog up and running @ Thought you might be interested.

  2. Anonymous1:50 AM

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  3. Thanks LiR, I joined up on the Dude site. It looks like fun. I put one of my old updates on there which is pretty funny. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. I have made mix CDs for Tony in years past... I even make the cover of the CD tell a story with the songs.

    Yes, I am quite the dork... and yes, he loves it.

  5. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Great - I'll go check it out :)


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