Weather Radio: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

This time around, all Mercury retrograde mixtapes began as studies for my fall 2022 seasonal mixtape. Starting each one with "Weather Radio" was abandoned as I moved to a new format of high bias 60 minute tapes and wanted to try out drafts of equal length sides. (The first two tapes were 90 min normal… Continue reading Weather Radio: A Mercury Retrograde Sanity Mixtape Series

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

Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

This feature is focused on the relationship between the mixtape maker and the mixtape's recipient. Here is my old friend Sevan holding the tape I made for them last fall. My Seasonal Mixtape Series was featured on the Made You a Tape blog run by Sarah Grady in DC. I am the most proud of making a… Continue reading Seasonal Mixtape Series Featured on Made You a Tape

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