Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Peaks & Troughs
Today I listened to a mix tape that I made about seventeen years ago.
I was surprised at how much my musical tastes have changed and what my choice of music said about me at that time.
Side A is the cheerful side of the tape. It's full of upbeat, danceable tracks. It has cheerful songs that one can sing along to. It's very much an optimistic pre-pub/club soundtrack and no doubt at some point it was played before a night out.
Side B is slower and more sentimental. This gives me a better idea about what was going on in my head at the time.
Needless to say that I'd make a completely different mix tape today. Everything has moved on.