Sunday, April 20, 2008
i don't know if you've played with this yet, but it's essentially just a tumblr interface someone built that allows you to build your own "muxtapes" -- or playlists you can share with whoever the hell you want. i think this is an interesting natural next step for the ever-growing music culture. it used to be you had to listen to an album all the way through, and because of that, an album was a more conceptual work of art. since the eighties people have been making their OWN mixes -- mix tapes, of course -- and now mix cds are the preferred gift for anyone you might have a crush on. this is the same thing, but all online.
and i think the coolest part of this site -- besides the start, hearkening-to-the-eighties interface -- is that you can listen to other people's muxtapes, too. there's a ton of them on the opening page, and you can reload to see new ones.
now you can facebook post your mix on your crush's wall and save yourself the trip to his or her dorm room!