How To Wear A Farewell (To 8tracks)

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I reckon I was not surprised to get an email yesterday from my favorite “mixtape” site, 8tracks, informing its users that within less than a week’s time, they’d be shutting down.

I’ve loved 8tracks ever since I first discovered it and it’s been the sonic palette upon which I painted a lot of my feels over the past decade, both those of profound melancholic and wild, ecstatic delirium. But nothing lasts forever, I suppose.

I used to make a habit of creating an ensemble for every mix I made, but then when Polyvore disappeared (ugh, so many shutting of doors in recent years!) I let that fall by the wayside. I haven’t much of an excuse as I found a site that’s every bit as good as Polyvore, but somehow… it’s just not the same.

In the spirit of those good old days though, here’s an farewell ensemble that I put together to pair with the last mix I created at 8tracks. Details can be found at urstyle.

P.S. I’ve just spent the last 8 hours importing all of my 8tracks mixes to Spotify, which I realize isn’t ideal, but it’s the best option I’ve got for now. You can find me here.

P.P.S. Curious about the art I used in my 8tracks mixes? I share a little bit about that over at Haute Macabre today!


2 Comments on How To Wear A Farewell (To 8tracks)

  1. C
    December 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve been using Spotify Premium since my days teaching lessons in grad school– was really helpful to pull up any example I needed. I started digging into your playlists and pleased to find some True Widow. They are the jam. Thanks for giving me tons of new things to listen to.

    • S. Elizabeth
      December 31, 2019 at 2:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, True Widow is great! And you know, though it was sort of a pain to spend nearly an entire day 200+ mixes, it was also pretty great because it reminded me of music that I’d all but forgotten about, and it gave me an opportunity to revisit it all.


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