Now, of course, by ‘mixtape’ I mean ‘burned CD mix’, but you get the point. I haven’t made an actual mixtape in, oh, ten years or so, and I doubt if I would have the patience for it anymore. (Cue all manner of whining about the declining attention span of today’s [not so young] youth, the destruction of old media and the disappearance of the sense of community.)
Anyway, on this chilly Friday afternoon in Chicago, I was just thinking back to this one particular mix I made – I don’t really remember much of anything else that was on it, but it concluded with the following two songs, and I’ve just been beaming with ill-deserved pride at myself ever since. Plus, both songs seem particularly apt for the chest-pressing onslaught of a deeper winter cold.
“Idumea,” by the Sacred Harp Singers, from the Cold Mountain soundtrack:
Which then led into “Now At Last,” by one Ms. Leslie Feist, from Let It Die:
Shivers every time. So how ’bout you? Any great mixtape transitions you feel like sharing?