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Mix tapes. Those 90-minute slices of heaven. Whether made by yourself or (ultimate score!) given to you by a significant other, a mix tape means something. It's a collection of songs frozen in a particular context, in a particular time...and you always remember the circumstances of the tape.

I am a mix tape junkie. I've made over 100 of them. The best ones are usually for other people, which sucks, but that's part of the deal with the mix tape.

So here's the thing. Send me the track listing for your favorite mix tape, complete with commentary, and I'll post it here. Kinda see and share what songs mean what to certain people.

I'll go first.

February - Whenever I sit down to write a movie, I make a mix tape as the soundtrack. It's an invaluable writing tool. This is a mix tape I made for a film that is in progress, and not only is it a great soundtrack, it's one of the best I've ever made.

Side 1
Smashing Pumpkins, "To Sheila" (Adore)
Grant Lee Buffalo, "Truly, Truly" (Jubilee)
Radiohead, "Meeting in the Aisle" (Airbag EP)
Radiohead, "A Reminder" (Airbag EP)
Hum, "Apollo" (Downward is Heavenward)
Jeff Buckley, "So Real" (Grace)
Green Day, "Last Ride In" (Nimrod)
Scott Weiland, "Divider" (12-Bar Blues)
Ride, "From Time to Time" (Carnival of Light)
Catherine Wheel, "I Want To Touch You" (Ferment)

Side 2
Sonic Youth, "Teen Age Riot" (Daydream Nation)
Pavement, "Trigger Cut" (Slanted and Enchanted)
Matthew Sweet, "Devil with the Green Eyes" (Altered Beast)
Moby, "Heaven" (Ambient)
Delerium w/Sarah McLachlan, "Silence" (Karma)
Deftones, "Be Quiet and Drive" (Around the Fur)
Jen Trynin, "February" (Gun Shy Trigger Happy)
Blur, "Essex Dogs" (Blur)


ugly... - It's really not, I swear. A good, weird mix from every genre I own.

Side 1
Bjork, "Hyper-ballad" (Post)
Soul Coughing, "True Dreams of Wichita" (Ruby Vroom)
R.E.M., "Lotus" (Up)
Dead Can Dance, "The Host of Sepharim" (The Serpent's Egg)
This Mortal Coil, "You and Your Sister" (Blood)
Wild Child, "Renegade Master" (Urbal Beats 2)
PJ Harvey, "A Perfect Day Elise" (Is This Desire?)
Deftones, "Dai the Flu" (Around the Fur)
Folk Implosion, "Insinuation" (Dare to be Surprised)
Belle & Sebastian, "Dirty Dream Number Two" (The Boy With The Arab Strap)

Side 2
Madonna, "Ray of Light" (Ray of Light)
For Squirrels, "Van Gogh" (Relaxing the Undertow (compilation))
Bloom, "Motorolla" (Relaxing the Undertow (compilation))
Portishead, "Over" (Urbal Beats 2)
Scott Weiland, "Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down" (12-Bar Blues)
Jeff Buckley, "Vancouver" (Sketches for My Sweetheart, the Drunk)
Hum, "Apollo" (again! - Downward is Heavenward)
Radiohead, "Polyethylene" (Airbag EP)
Goldie, "Truth" (saturnzreturn)
Sarah McLachlan, "Elsewhere" (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)