Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
Everyone has a mixed tape story—what’s yours? SMITH is lending a hand to the inspired Cassette From My Ex, a new storytelling project from FOUND Magazine’s Jason Bitner, one that taps into those long but hopefully not lost mixed tapes and what they meant to you. We’ll share the music (mp3s of each side of the cassette) on the Cassette From My Ex site, along with whatever you’d like to say about it, even if it’s just a few words.
It’s simple: you send us a cassette tape from your ex (think: prom night) with your personal story behind the songs, either as a whole or note by note. We digitize it and post it on web site (then safely return your analog treasure). Like most projects we like, this one blends stories from know and unknown storytellers, and gets more interesting with each contributiion. Check out the mixed tape memories from The Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson. If you’ve got a mix ripe for a reprise in a crafty storytelling world, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This one’s groovy.