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 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.

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  1. a list is already forming….. this is going to be difficult.

  2. Sure. I think I can have some fun with this.

  3. In like flint

  4. Man this should be fun.

  5. “a list of every song that’s meant any significance in my life thus far” how about a smattering of them? that list is easily 100+ songs

  6. i’m sure as hell gonna try!!

  7. hmmmm. “every song that has had any significance in my life” would be prohibitively long. and likely boring, but maybe i can condense it down. we shall see.

  8. Time to dominate.

  9. My iTunes is pre-tagged for this… hell yeah!

  10. Be prepared to ralph once you get mine… If you get it. Busy, but I’m going to try.

  11. kathryn sportfishing shore

    you would make me comment. but im in, and hopefully ill be done on time:)

  12. since I guess I have to sign up here, here it is.

    I got one song and it’s Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.”


  13. Let’s watch my music credentials fly out the window in one fatal swoop.

  14. i shall do it.

  15. I can’t promise one, but even if I don’t get one to you in time, I love the idea, and I’ll probably do it anyway.

  16. I’ll indulge.

  17. i’ll do my best, though i must confess that i’m not too confident of how to “zip up” my deal.

  18. I thought I commented ages ago, but I guess I fail at internets. Big surprise. Anyway, I’m in.

  19. Motherfucker! This project would take mr at least 100 hours!!!! I might try it, and I might ask for it to be private!!! Love to you sweets!!!


  20. I owe you a pile of work. I’m in, buddy. One track down…

  21. Down like a clown

  22. Aww, what the heck– I’m in. The world needs to know how much Huey Lewis and Carly Simon shaped my childhood.

  23. I’m game. Should be fun.

  24. I’m definitely down for this! may not be EVERY song, but it’ll be a hell of a lot of them.

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