Recently inspired by the indie twee lovefest Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, I’m working on the occasional project of designing a seasonal mix. This is an opportunity to gather together a bunch of the great music I’ve been listening to in the mornings on KEXP. It also affords the chance to test out Opentape, the standalone software that recreates the functionality of Muxtape on your own servers.
Muxtape was a brilliant minimalist web app that allowed you to upload songs and share them in a cute playlist on a web page. The RIAA was all over that and shut it down after a brief, shining run.
So here’s the current version of the list (it’s not embeddable): http://www.appratt.com/mixtapes/spring09/
Got any suggestions? Leave them in the comments.
P.S.: If you are teaching a screen writing class in the near future, consider using Nick and Norah as an example of how to take the framework from a mediocre book and turn it into a decent movie script.