I am currently reading "Love Is A Mix Tape" by Rob Sheffield. An absolute brilliant book that I have connected with in so many ways. My life could be seen through a series of mix tape. There are certain parts of this book that could be my autobiography. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially if you are into music, or if you were once into music; if you are in a relationship, or if you were once in a relationship.
This book is an autobiography about the author's life as seen through a series of mix tapes. He spends his days and nights writing while re-listening to old mix tapes. The memories are mostly good ones, but most are about his wife who he lost after only after five years of marriage. Reading Sheffield's reflections just remind one of how precious life is and we never know when our time on earth will be up.
After about 30 pages I put the book down and walked over to LP and told her how much she meant to me. This is something I do often, but you know... you can never do it too much. As I kept reading I remembered how many mix tapes I still own that I have made for LP over the ten years we've know each other. I even have a couple others I've made for others that we so awesome I had to make a copy for myself. I have some on CD-Rs (which are not as good as tapes) and some copies of play lists. I have recordings of old college radio shows I did, which even has record of my ultra boring radio deejay voice. My radio name was Johnny Bravo... and yes, my show was called the Brady Experience. My show was on Monday nights.
So this week I am going to dig some of those old mixes out and share with you some of my history... and it will also get me back in the groove of writing every day.