Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves

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An art form combining the skills of a DJ with the intimacy of a letter, a good mixtape was the ultimate audio valentine. Today, when the iPod and playlists reign supreme, the cassette has been rendered obsolete, and the art of crafting these sonic calling cards has been relegated to back-of-the-closet, thirty-something nostalgia. Now, thanks to Jason Bitner, we can relive our lost youth and lost loves.

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In Cassette from My Ex, sixty noted writers and musicians wax poetic about their own experiences with these charming artifacts and the relationships that inspired them. Contributors include: - Maxim editor Joe Levy - Author Rick Moody - Former Rolling Stone writer and MTV2 veejay Jancee Dunn - The Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson Stories range from the irreverently sweet, such as the doomed love affair between a Deadhead and a Goth, to the touching, such as the heartbreaking discovery of a former love passing away. Everyone will find a story or a song to relate to. Just hit play. "Anyone who understands the obsessive attention to detail, the time it took to collate, select, and edit the content of a perfectly executed mix tape, or just someone who appreciated the rhythms and nuances of such extraordinary artifacts will treasure this collection of stories, comfortable and secure in the knowledge that such exquisite efforts were not made in vain and indeed there was a time when a humble cassette tape was perhaps the greatest gift of all." - Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage

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Author Jason Bitner
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Page Count 224pp
Publication Size 6.75 x 8.25
Publication Notes Hardcover, Includes 150 color photos throughout
Publication Date October 27, 2009
ISBN 978-0312565527

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