First off, I don’t care what my spellchecker says. They’re ‘Mixtapes’. Not ‘Mix Tapes’.
Second off, these videos came about originally as a way to describe the different themes associated with The Rock Hop Concert Series we put on. Part of the challenge of having a rotating theme for each show is explaining to the audience what the theme actually means. As a big fan of Mixtape Culture growing up I thought it only appropriate that I create a little presentation to explain the history a little bit and get everyone in the mood for the Rock Hop Record and Mix CD Swap this coming Saturday.
Third off, I have to give credit where credit is due. I’m a huge fan of Podcasts and my absolute favorite is ‘Stuff You Should Know‘. While they’re mostly an audio-only venture, occasionally they do neat little minute long videos that I always find painfully endearing and so I basically totally ripped off their format. If you aren’t a Podcast convert yet that’s a train you need to hop on asap.
Finally, big thanks to Spencer West for shooting this bad boy, Maggie Levin for helping me figure out how to write them and Anna Larina for doing our initial shoot. Yes, there will be more of these (expect to see one relating to the upcoming San Francisco Rock Hop), yes I will write a blog about how much I love Podcasts soon and yes, we would love if you were to share this video with your friends.
Hope to see you San Jose-ites this Saturday!