A friend recently offered me a challenge–to create a mixtape of 10 songs. No genre specifications, no preferences. Just make it good…and try to use music that he hasn’t heard of.
Let me tell you. Everyone loves a good mixtape. That shit is fan-fucking-tabulous. Sometimes you just don’t want to listen to the same singer for 12 songs in a row. That is why Pandora has blown up—even if their matches aren’t always right. I mean, who knew that Sting and John Mayer were considered the same family of musicians? I mean, they are both talented but…come on. 😉
Anyway, when I make a mixtape it isn’t some 5 minutes-to-make mash-up of songs. I get really big about the flow from song to song. I guess that was one of my talents when I did my radio show. The songs just kinda blended into each other. Somehow I could start a show with Thievery Corporation but end with Spank Rock. It was a progression. A progression that magically worked.
So I pose you this question. If you were to make a mixtape, what would be on it and what would be the requirements for a song to make it on? Certain genre, certain type of lyrics? Just your favorites?
Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.