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When was the last time you made a mix-tape?

Asked by jeanmay (3424points) March 31st, 2010

This question was inspired by an article I saw about cassettes making a comeback.

When I was a teenager the only thing I could expect for my birthday from my pals was a mix-tape. These were near works of genius, lovingly created by spending an age cosied up with a cassette player. The best ones were those that managed to find a balance between the ballads and the more up-tempo tracks, and they usually included songs that held a shared meaning for giver and recipient.

When was the last time you invested time, love and creative energy in such a gift – mix-tape or otherwise. What is the contemporary equivalent of a mix-tape (not an itunes playlist)?

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JeffVader's avatar

Excellent question….. it must be about 10yrs in reality. I used to make them all the time in Uni, different mixes for different occasions, but at some point I guess I no longer had a tape deck with which to record on.

j0ey's avatar

I made a “mix cd” for someone who was very special to me last year…..all those songs that made me think about them, all those songs that I hoped would make them think about me… cut a long story short, the mix tape failed, and my heart was broken.

After that relationship I made a vow never to spend hours creating a mix tape/CD for anyone ever again. Because evidently it destroys all those songs for you when everything falls apart. CRY.

loser's avatar

Since my stereo broke several years ago I’ve only made CD mixes. The last one I made was for the woman I thought I was going to spend my life with. I was wrong and yeah, all those stupid songs remind me of her. I seriously doubt I’ll ever make one again.

Mikelbf2000's avatar

maybe 10 years ago. maybe more, maybe less, with itunes coming in the picture, I rarely listen to CDs at all except in my truck.

JeffVader's avatar

@j0ey Thats rather sad….. here, have a <hug> from the dark side :)

Cruiser's avatar

I regularly give and receive “mix” discs. Tapes were the way to go back in the day!

Mikelbf2000's avatar

@Cruiser Tapes were more durable as well.

wonderingwhy's avatar

wow, probably the mid 90’s was the last time I made an actual mix-tape. I used to really enjoy doing that too, I’d spend hours getting exactly what I wanted, I think I had more mix tapes than originals.

now-a-day’s it’s all customized playlists and the random setting for me.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I used to make them for myself all timw when I had a cassette player in the car. That was about 3 years ago. When my cassette player broke I stopped making them.

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

I made one for my mom last week. She requested every spare second to be filled to the brim with Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue. (no, my mother is not a gay man)

zephyr826's avatar

My husband and eye made a mix cd when we got married as part of the gift bags for the people who were traveling a long way. We picked songs that we both liked, things that were important for us, and then songs that were just good for a long drive. It was a different experience because it was for a group of people rather than one person, but it was fun.

Coloma's avatar

My daughter made me a few mixed cd’s for a party I had last summer.

Recently I came across 2 of them in my car while driving…totally cracked me up as I had never noticed her labeling on them.

The 1st said ’ Gay mix’ the 2nd ’ REALLY Gay mix!’ lololololol

Thanks honey!

aprilsimnel's avatar

1998. For a dude. I hope he liked it :/

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