The art of mixtape making has sadly been lost in our transition to a digital era of on-demand music, but there are still places where you can practice this lost skill, and one of them is YouTube. Here are the steps to assemble your group of songs and share them with a special someone or the world at large.
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There's something a little bit magical about putting together a mixtape, a carefully curated list of songs designed to impress your musical taste on others, to showcase some of the hidden gems you've uncovered, or perhaps just impress a girl you like. You don't get the same kind of magic with a Spotify playlist, but you can find something of a compromise with Tape.ly.
Even though the cassette tape is long gone from music store shelves, there's still enough nostalgia for the old medium that it may never die. From mixtape websites that let you share a handful of songs, to this utterly fantastic giant wooden cassette coffee table.
I'm listening to "Boys Don't Cry," released by The Cure in June 1979. Next is "Comfortably Numb." Before playlists, we hadmixtapes, thanks to the Walkman. What's on your 1979 mixtape? Remember, you've got 45 minutes per side.