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Me, I mourn the demise of the mix tape or the mix CD. There was so much time and effort and intentionality that went into making mix tapes and they could say so much more than any one song. Through juxtaposition, use of silences and "conversations" between the songs, you could express so much to the object of your interest!
When I first met my husband, I carefully planned out a mix tape. I made sure it didn't have anything too lovey -- it was too soon! -- but still was a fun and interesting tape. It worked! He was hooked and as our relationship went on we traded tapes and CDs back and forth getting to know each other in the meantime. When I finally felt like I could express my true feelings, I included on one mix the Flaming Lips song, "Do You Realize?" Looking back on that from 7 years later, I guess it must. have worked pretty well!
The question, though, is, does an emailed mp3 or a shuffled playlist on an ipod have the same effect? I think not quite.
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