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Analog Love: The Art of the Mixtape

Updated: Nov 6, 2022

If you're a music lover and haven't subscribed to Night Flight yet, do yourself a favor and take advantage of their trial offer this weekend. I'm currently watching Analog Love and realized that I need to start blogging about what I find enjoyable (as I've watched close to a dozen at this point).

Analog Love isn't a slick Hollywood production. It looks like it was more than likely recorded on VHS-C. The personal connection that I have with the art of making a mix tape made this film more enjoyable than it actually was. I'm not trying to convince you to skip it, I'm just letting you know that it's far from Essential Viewing.

Let's talk about girls. Let's also talk about the communication magic that a song and a properly constructed mix tape have when you're a guy with low self-esteem and a wealth of music knowledge. Scratch that, let's talk about one specific girl and a Valentine's Day Mix that never made it to its proper home.

I was crushing hard on girl who lived in a Midwestern town that I wanted to badly move away from. I wasn't exactly sure how to communicate "I like you, but this town isn't big enough for both of us". If you're a Sparks fan and picked up on the reference "it was definitely me who was going to leave". I had no choice but to make a mix tape for her...and Valentine's Day was right around the corner...

We've all been there, haven't we? While that mix was never given to her, years later it was resurrected and reconstructed with an entire "start of" and "end of" perspective. If you'd like to check it out, click here.

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