Monday, September 12, 2011

mix tapes

Remember back in the day when we made mix tapes?  I remember making one of all the rap songs that I loved in the 80's.  I was about 10 and it had the Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, the Fatboys, Sir Mixalot and DJ Jazzy Jeff.  We also used to break dance out front on pieces of cardboard, but that is another story.  (You can go ahead and laugh now.) I remember trying to make tapes from the radio when I heard a good song came on and trying not to get the DJ talking.  When I was in middle school, I made mix tapes with Stevie B, Def Leppard, NKOTB and Madonna.  In high school it was Violent Femmes, B52's, They Might Be Giants, Snoop Dogg and (still) the Beastie Boys.  In college I got more creative with the "summertime mix", "break-up mix" and "gotta dance mix".  Now that I am older, (36 today!) I miss my mix tapes!  I wonder if the kids in my class even know what a tape is???  If I could make a mix tape today, it would probably be an old school mix of all the stuff I used to love.  What would you put on a mix tape?
This is called a "cassette tape", used to record music before CD's and MP3's!


leens01 said...

I still make them, only they are play lists on my iPod!

Mizzreviewlady said...

that so reminds me of when i was young. making mix tapes and trying not get the dj on it!

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Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

I used to be obsessed with making mixed tapes! I don't even want to think about how many I've made for ex-boyfriends.

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Simply Me said...

LOL! I had very similar tapes in those different genres! Loved it! Spent a lot of hours listening to the radio and trying to hit record just right...

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