HTW feature

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!


C says

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 says

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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