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The Magic of the Mixtape

Call us nostalgic, or sentimental, or maybe just old but there's just something about a regular music fan's thoughtfully crafted mix tape. Jason Bitner of Found Magazine helped created an online space to share both the songs – and the stories behind the mix tapes that've been hiding in your shoebox all these years. is the place to revisit your magnetic tape memories.

Bitner and others from the site break down the anatomy of the mix tape, and offer some tips for creating our own mix of memories and music. ore romantic mixes – and the stories behind them – can be found at

Thanks to Jason Bitner, Jamie Hayes, Michael Hearst, Damon Locks, Fiona Maazel, and Danielle Malkoff Smith.

By the way, we decided to track down the “Ex” who gave Damon Locks his tape to find out what she remembers about it all these years later.

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