Everyone has an song or two that means the world to them, a memory that lingers in each note. I’m no exception to this, and have long thought that many of the songs that have spoken to me throughout the years have a certain sort of poetry to them. A few months ago, I hit a momentary wall with traditional work and therefore became very interested in blackout poetry. It was during this experimental phase that MIXED TAPES was born, a series of blackout poetry from the lyrics of songs that speak to the soul.
MIXED TAPES is an homage to the small-town artist, to the teenager inside of all of us wanting more and taking it without realizing the consequences. MIXED TAPES is running through the empty parking lot at midnight, it is smoking behind the barrier of the playground, it is slipping some love songs into your pocket. It is hoping to see you this weekend. I hope that MIXED TAPES finds the teenager inside you. I hope it soundtracks your heart home.
Read MIXED TAPES on July 7th, 2019.