I made a mixtape for a girl.


Something was really lost when the mixtape died. You see once upon a time a boy could make a mixtape for a girl. I personally took part in that exact ritual. The music on the tape represented how cool I was and the lyrics on each song were specific planned out messages. I took pride in knowing I had to coolest music. I walked the streets of NYC going from record store to record to be sure of just that fact. It’s a shame every tune in now just one click away. I wonder what teenage boys are giving girls these days.

““Mixtape”, a wonderful short film by Luke Snellin brings back the memories for those of us who used to spend hours making music mixes on cassette tape.” – Scott Beale

via laughingsquid.com


  1. “I wonder what teenage boys are giving girls these days.”




    1. Now how did I know there was going to be a comment like that?


      1. You were asking for it.

        Today you are poking in Facebook or sending a gift in Farmville. (the pessimist says)

        Today you send the girl you like a song you made with a sequencer on the iPhone or Nintendo DS, what was pretty expensive back then. Or a selfmade movie, things you couldn’t do back then, except your parents were rich. (the optimist says)

        Or you just meet in person and tell her your feelings instead of hiding behind a tape.


  2. I think we’re starting to see the comeback of the cassette in 2010.


  3. Great clip!

    Makes me want to go make an awesome mix tape!


  4. What were boys giving to girls before tape exists ?


  5. I still do the CD-R mixtape, or a seamless mp3 file mixtape…takes less work than a cassette but……
    I frequently make mixes in ableton live for people, alot more exciting to plan out mixes with FX and the like; kinda like mixmeister.


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