I would make mix tapes. I would call a radio station repeatedly and sit with my finger on the pause button (on the tape player that was already on record) just waiting for that first few notes of a song so I could record it asap….
That was special.
If you got a mix tape from me, you knew I was madly in love with you and I had been obsessively thinking of the perfect order, perfect songs, perfect everything….
Now you just make a lame playlist and click burn. It’s relatively easy if you have a nice collection of mp3s, which I do…..
I have made one just today (granted I had to purchase two songs to complete the theme…) but I did it.
I was proud of myself and yet, I missed my tape player. Especially when I saw the scotch tape I no longer needed to record over something and the pencil I no longer needed to rewind ever so lightly to use the tape length perfectly…
Kids today? Lazy. 😉