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Sean Lotman // Mixtape for JAGR

Sean Lotman // Mixtape for JAGR

Playing tracks by

Sonny Smith, Isham Jones & His Orquestra, Jerfferson Starship , Grimes, Bibio and more.

Back in the day (way, way back) he played trumpet in a Junior High jazz band. He gave it two good years but the truth was he didn’t have any future as a musician. Luckily, he liked what he heard and began to collect. He’d take notes from the radio and watch one more round of MTV before bedtime. It was a few years later he started making mixed tapes for friends. These were the days of analogue, when making a mixed tape meant playing vigil over a cassette recorder. Computers have made it remarkably easier but the effort is no less sincere. When you make someone a mixed tape, you’re taking that person on an audio-syncratic journey. Sensibilities are exchanged and ideally you get your socks knocked off. And the songs you get from a girl might wind up on a friend’s tape and the spirit goes on. All in all, a mixed tape works the same magic as a love letter—it tells a story, creates an emotion, it whispers, “Hey, turn off the noise, turn out the lights and play this loud.”