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You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.

I remember spending hours making mix tapes when I was younger, using my cassette player and buying blank cassette tapes, waiting for my favorite songs on the radio and recording them, hitting the stop button and then patiently waiting for another song to come on to record right afterwards. Those were the days, often the result was a little grainy and the volume not very consistent, but the thought and effort were there. A lot of love went into this project and that is why mixed tapes were a big deal. I don’t think that a playlist would ever have the same deep meaning simply because with the new technology, the time and work isn’t there. There isn’t the huge investment put into the finished product and I am not talking about the monetary value.

I am feeling a little nostalgic for the old days of low tech technology, the dinosaur age of technology if you will, when you still put some elbow grease into it.