February 23, 2010

The Eternal Mixtape Project

This is a project that I have been working on intermittently for years. Now, it’s something I want to put in action.

It’s called The Eternal Mixtape Project.

From when I was in elementary school up until the eighth grade, I didn’t have much use for music. However, when I got “Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix,” when I was thirteen, my world completely changed.

I turn twenty-five this year. I feel that’s a good time to take stock of what’s happened in my life as I hit the quarter century mark. Why not look back on it with the songs that shaped me?

So, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to assemble a list of every song that’s meant any significance in my life thus far.

I want you to do it too.

Send it to us. Let’s hear your story. That’s the only catch. There needs to be a substantial story (at least a paragraph long) attached to each song that you must write along with it.

They’re due Saturday, March 20 Wednesday, March 31 by 12:00 AM CST. Sign up by placing a comment below, and when you’re done, e-mail the list to eternalmixtape@obviatemedia.net. They’ll all be listed on the site, and a prize will be awarded to the person who best exemplifies the idea of the project.

One more thing. There’s no song limit. It will be as long as it needs to be. Your life can’t be dictated by just a number. It’s all about the experiences you have.