Chapter Two

What was the compilation tape you best remember making?  

I have a few: 

I’ll start with the ones that I give pass marks to. 

My school bus home tape: a mix of songs I’d meticulously recorded from the radio - Saturday night’s Top 40 countdown mostly (editing out Barry Bissell’s back announce where possible) combined with the songs I couldn’t hear on the radio but were on TV so I could just point my recorder at the TV speaker - sound quality was not a consideration at this point. 

For the record, two songs I remember doing this for were “Superstitious” the follow up to Europe’s “Final Countdown” and “I’m Always Here” by Jimi Jamison (aka the Baywatch theme song... I know you can hear it in your head now...) - neither of these were particularly worthy of the effort I went to to capture them. 

The second that strikes me is a tape I made for the drive to school where I tried to convince my father that “my” music wasn’t all bad. 

It’s a story worthy of its own post. 

And the mix tape failures? Well they were many and the fall out was harsh. So maybe we’ll save that too... 

What are your favourite mix tape melodies? 

Wanna be part of my mix tape experience? Side A coming soon. 



Personal Charts at 05/02/2020 

1. Bon Iver 
2. David Gray 
3. Matthew And The Atlas 
4. Killswitch Engage 
5. Dermot Kennedy 
6. Tool 
7. Sleep Token 
8. Epicure 
9. Kyle Lionhart 
10. Pearl Jam 

The business stuff:  

Gigs: 0 [Aim: 15 for the year] 
Songs released: 0 [Aim: 20 in 2020] 
Income: $0 - :(  
Expenses: $75.21 (MailChimp, BandCamp and webpage costs)

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