Summer 2022//thief of fire

Lindsey Loberg is one of my best and oldest friends. They did not have a tape player, but I bought them a refurbished Walkman to listen to this tape, which they love. I struggled a lot in the process of creating this tape. There were many different tapes used and discarded in the throes of… Continue reading Summer 2022//thief of fire

Dog Faced Hermans Mixtape for Modern Soul Records

Following my article on Dog Faced Hermans for Bandcamp, Modern Soul Records asked me to make a playlist for their site. For this mix, I could have just selected tracks from genres and artists I knew were influential to the Hermans, but I remembered guitarist Andy Moor saying that the band was inspired more by… Continue reading Dog Faced Hermans Mixtape for Modern Soul Records

One Day: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

Me, right now, in the laundromat parking lot, where I am writing this. At the beginning of this Mercury retrograde, the person I had been pretty seriously dating for a month bailed on the Juana Molina show we were supposed to go to at the Old Town School of Folk Music and said he needed… Continue reading One Day: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

Spring 2022//the sputtering chariot of the vernal equinox

Like every seasonal mixtape, Lucy Parsons II has listened to it all the way through many times, been patient while I re-recorded it probably more than any other tape I have made so far (sputtering being a key word for this season), and it has at long last received the lick of approval. It feels… Continue reading Spring 2022//the sputtering chariot of the vernal equinox

Winter 2022//recorded syntax

This mixtape was crafted for my friend and elder whom I am very grateful for in the field of music journalism, Marc Masters. It was interesting to make a winter mixtape for Marc, because he had just officially graduated from winter and moved to Arizona. I was really excited to make a tape for him,… Continue reading Winter 2022//recorded syntax

Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

I am honored and excited to close out 2021 with a mixtape I made for one of my oldest friends. (You should be able to both stream and download it through Currents.FM--please let me know if it is not working, but you can also just straight download it right here.) I have had to wait… Continue reading Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

Summer 2021//sweet and low

I make all of my mixtape art with pages from the New Yorker. This is above and away my favorite and has best captured the vibe of the tape's sonic world so far in my seasonal mixtape adventures. Note: I used to keep a journal, many journals annually, and then at some point I decided… Continue reading Summer 2021//sweet and low

Spring 2021//knocking on doors, condensing mysteries

For once, and entirely unintentionally, I have actually only included songs which are all streaming on one platform, so I was able to make this into a playlist for anyone to hear without digitizing it this time. It is available on both Currents.FM and Apple Music. Might still digitize later, so you can hear which… Continue reading Spring 2021//knocking on doors, condensing mysteries

Winter 2021//on my hill, I wait for wind

This mix was crafted for my friend, Glenna Jean Fitch, who I have not seen in years. This is a mixtape for a pandemic winter! It contains themes about the new year, windows, play with ideas of inside and outside, loss, loneliness, isolation, grief, death, civilization being at a crossroads, nature, seeing people you haven't… Continue reading Winter 2021//on my hill, I wait for wind

feel like snakes twisting through quarantine//spring 2020

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6u4PpAaEtz4Mco4mgSPRFZ?si=wbdrr0m7T8-qPhGlRK8rMg Made a paper tracklist totally unnecessarily, but soon I will have an operational dual cassette deck again. Here is a mix for a springtime in quarantine. Equal parts classics and that new new. I have decided that all my mixes of 2020 will begin with criminally underrated Liliput songs.......... I am working to get… Continue reading feel like snakes twisting through quarantine//spring 2020