Muxtape Will Be Sorely Missed

It had the potential to be the most popular music discovery tool of this generation. Mixtapes were the thing of the 80s(?) and 90s, CD mixes replaced them, and then everything became digital. People started trading songs on AIM, Napster, Soulseek, and downloading torrents. Muxtape was simpler than all of these, and allowed you to share your favorite songs of the moment with everyone across the interwebs as simply as possible. It was the coolest thing to happen to internet music sharing in a long while. It was only a matter of time before the RIAA fucked it all up.

In memoriam, here’s what my muxtape would look like right now:

Mogwai – Glasgow Mega-Snake
Metallica – Broken, Beat & Scarred
Silversun Pickups – Well Thought Out Twinkles
The Decemberists – The Infanta
My Morning Jacket – Steam Engine
Soundgarden – Like Suicide
Massive Attack – Angel
TV on the Radio – DLZ
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig
Dredg – Symbol Song
Justice – Genesis
Oasis – Fuckin’ In The Bushes

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~ by CajoleJuice on October 1, 2008.

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