The Mixtape Project was set up so that members can share their mixtape love with no musical prejudice. The idea being that once a month each member sends and CD mixtape and in turn they receive one back.
Cassette from MY Ex: Stoties and Soundtracks of Lost Loves shares sixty hilarious, nostalgic and heartbreaking stories stories all about crushes and mixtapes.
Cassette From My Ex marries confessional culture projects like Mortifed, PostSecret, and Six-Word Memoirs with the nostalgia and heartache of Rob Sheffield’s Love is a Mixtape and gathers these tales of being young, in love, and making mixtapes for your crush.
CFME compiles stories from some amazing writers and musicians: author Rick Moody, The Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson, This American LIfe’s Starlee Kine, The New Yorker’s Ben Greenman, Blender Magazine’s Joe Levy, Improv Everywhere’s Charlie Todd, Mortified’s David Nadelberg– even a new story from the godfather of the genre, Rob Sheffied.
We put a ton of love into the design, too, with 224 full-color pages designed by noted cassetteophile Lissi Erwin, with cover illustrations by the excellent Hope Gangloff.
Kate Bingaman Burts Illustration work - Other People Music posters.
“It is official. Mixtapes are almost impossible to find in the wild. Big thrift stores don’t carry them, small thrift stores sometimes have them, but not often. People are more likely to throw away or keep a mixtape instead of donating them to their local thrift store. Even when you donate to the goodwill they throw them away.
So, I want to draw your mixtapes. I want your sad songs, you love jams, your sing at the top of your lungs car tunes, your break-up tape, your make-up tape and your BFF-4evah cassette.
I am only drawing the tape. If you want to participate, please snap a picture of the best side of your favorite tape and email it to me. hello_at_katebingamanburt.com” - Text from the her website.