Location: Montreal

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

simple music for complicated people

here is the new as-yet-untitled summer project:
make a series of mixtapes and scatter them in completely random places throughout the city. places like park benches, under chairs in coffee shops, next to trees, taped to dogs, by the sink in the ladies washroom, etc., etc.
each tape will have a different cover and contain an email address scrawled somewhere inside for tracking purposes. each tape will also contain a small note that will read something like: "take me home, listen to me. if you like me, keep me. make copies for your friends and lovers. play me at parties and in your car. if you don't like me, please put me back on the street for someone else to find."
the tapes will not, however, contain a tracklist of the songs within. by doing this people will actually have to listen to the whole tape to find out exactly what's on it. if they do want the tracklist all they have to do is send a quick email, and said list will be soon forthcoming.
my goals are to see how far these tapes can actually travel, how many copies will be made and how many people actually get to hear them and hopefully enjoy them.
the first trial tapes are nearly completed and will be distributed over the coming weekend.
my greatest hope is that people enjoy the tapes so much and on so many levels that they keep them close, like on their bedside table. then, hopefully, the tiny cameras inserted inside each tape will be able to film people having sex.


Blogger amy said...

that's a good idea!

5:20 PM  
Blogger mike said...

i know!
i love watching people have sex.

7:41 PM  
Blogger lora said...

and while listening to tapes you have made too.

it's admittedly better than your bannana splits idea.

8:27 PM  
Blogger mike said...

don't worry lora, i'll find a way to incorporate elaborate desserts into this somehow.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Josh said...

dude, that is hilarious..I'd ask for a copy but i have no tapedecks =(
lol.. ah well gimme one anyways!

(BTW if i had one on my bedside tonight ur "filming sex" mission woulda been completed haha)

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Sir Thomas said...

If you asked nicely mike I would let you tape me having sex...we'll just get her drunk and you jump in the room during the will be kinda like the prom party tape from know...the one where that dude fucks the beer bottle

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Mari said...

Mike. This is a fantastic idea. I love it.

ps- judas priest is coming to montreal. so should you.

6:06 PM  
Blogger mike said...

thanks Mari.
i'll fly you a copy.
and i am coming to Montreal in November for the DFA, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails concert.
hopefully i'll be able to stay for a few days.
see you there.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Sir Thomas said...

yeah they will be out here nov 16...hopefully, however, I will be home and I'll be able to go with you guys

7:36 AM  
Blogger mike said...

i insist that you do Thomas.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Daryl said...

I heard about that prom porn.. never saw it though. I'd like to distibute in on the internet.. I wonder if there are any copies around?
I'm coming to the Nails concert. Mike, email me more details...

1:10 PM  

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