oh gawd i finally realised thats its been such a long time since i posted….
well i’ve finally settled into unit life and made myself more comfortable than it deserves to be, and i’m clearing battalion block leave next week so i guess its bout time for me to destress a bit and pursue some interests which i have somewhat neglected for a while….
i was listening to my discman one night and transcibing lyrics (something i indulge in when i’m not reading) when Butch Walkers – Mixtape came on. the last time i remember making a mixtape was way back in early secondary school, so as you can imagine it brought back lots of fond memories. my mixtapes were primarily composed of songs recorded from rick dees top 40 hits and from the acoustic segment on the malaysia channel next to power 98, and also some odds and ends from 933, and i remember tuning in every sunday with one hand on the record button. Speaking of 933, as i listened to them while carrying out servicing, they haven’t stopped their habit of playing oldies, which makes them such a good channel to listen to compared to lets say perfect 10… with the death of the casette player such a woefully underappreciated art was lost quite possibly forever….but if you look closely at todays ipods and mp3 players you see soem embodiment of that spirit there. the attraction of the mixtape was that it very powerful tool it reflected the personnal tastes and mood of the person who compiled it, and in some cases when it was properly done it was a far greater sum that its parts because it conveyed a certain kind of feel that was unacheivable on any other medium isn’t that whats been happening with all that talk about being able to tell your personality from your ipod?
So aniwae for the block leave i was thinking of transferring some of my old mixtapes to digital format, and mebbe compiling some in digital form, among other projects in different stages of umm…starting. yea yea i know i have this habit of never finishing what i started, and i can’t possibly hope for that to change now, but well its sth thats far more meaningful that playing video games you noe? Although of course i’m sure i’ll be doing lots of the latter to…
In the meantime you can check out Butch Walker – Mixtapes, the song that started this mess. Its availiable from most mp3 search engines i think, cos its quite popular and i already got several versions of it live and in concert…it tells the story about this guy who makes mixtapes whenever he gets laid and this girl who gave him the best mixtape of all..