Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.


Mixed Tape Revisited

Thanks to Lauren for subconsciously calling my bluff and resurrecting the "mix tape" culture.

Not long after my post on the Death of Mixed Tapes, I came across her call to action. Rather than a gift swap, the assignment was to compile a list of music that tells your story, so to speak, burn the compilation to cd, and send to the person whose name you've "drawn."

This has been great fun and a wonderful way of stirring up loyal readers and building community.

Here's what I came up with:

Mix of a Lifetime

• Good About Me - Joseph Arthur
• You Do - Aimee Mann
• Blackbird - The Beatles
• Wild Flowers - Tom Petty
• Where Will I Be - Emmylou Harris
• Bellyfish - Veda Hille
• No Poetry - Gary Jules
• Cello Song - Nick Drake
• Red - Daniel Lanois
• Your Beauty Must Be Rubbing Off - Hawksley Workman
• Wild Horse - Deb Talan
• Limp - Fiona Apple
• Some Guys - Tuxedomoon
• Perfect Day to Chase Tornados - Jim White
• Meathook - Hannah Fury
• Suitcase - Over the Rhine
• In Spite of Me - Morphine
• All My Tears - Julie Miller
• Back to the Earth - Rusted Root
• Another Train - The Poozies

[If you must know the reasons behind the songs, go here. ]

Has anyone thought of ways to connect with your readers in an interesting and meaningful way? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Happy Holidays!