The Power of a Mixtape – Luke Snellin

This doesn’t have much to do with the site other than I think its both powerful & well, outright cool. It’s a recently BAFTA nominated short by 23 year old director Luke Snellin titled Mixtape. This piece reminds me of the charm, allure and sheer power that mixtapes can have in connecting people though the sharing of music tastes (and sometimes added voice-over commentary). It also has a killer soundtrack of some favorites from the 60s and 70s. Some of my favorite tapes + later cds that held permanent spots in rotation were mixtapes given to me by friends and/or loved ones. I guess now that’s been replaced by having playlists on last.fm & itunes, though to me it’ll never be the same. Anyhow, enjoy!

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