The art of the mix tape has perhaps gone the way of the playlist, and while it's true that assembling a nice playlist might take a fraction of the time and errors in judgement are quickly rectified, an organized list of files will never take the place of a well crafted cassette. I started putting this cassette together yesterday afternoon for a friend of mine in Europe, a friend who already owns all of the records. The result is a collection of primarily lesser known and under appreciated bands, my attempt to throw him a curve ball or two. I got distracted (focus is a key component of mix tape construction), but dove into the second side after I had a pretty good heat on last night. No problem sharing it here first, since this tape's intended recipient doesn't bother downloading music on the internet - since he already owns all of the records.