Mixtape Essay

588 Words Apr 19th, 2013 3 Pages
“Love and other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape” is by Amanda Holzer is a series of all types of love songs and I think it’s really cool how someone can make a complete story out of a list of songs. The mix tape kind of tells a story and at the beginning of it, the songs are about being alone then the beginning of a relationship starting, songs like, “All by myself” by Eric Carmen, “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie, “We’ve only Just Begun” by the Carpenters and “My Girl” by the Temptations are just a few songs that are at the beginning of the mix tape. These songs are about the beginning of a relationship and the beauty and happiness that comes along with a new relationship. Sort of in the middle the relationship becomes a little rocky and …show more content…
But the way it is used in the story suggest two different situations.
The story takes on a familiar tone, as most people have heard many of these songs and understand how the artist felt, or have been in a situation that compelled the author to make this list. What I found interesting though is that not a lot of these songs are totally sad, or all that happy. Like this isn’t the first time the author felt like this so this is their go to playlist when put in that situation.
Holzer’s essay struck me as genius. Her essay shows us the cycle of our love lives and how we feel constantly. Some songs are longer than others. And what better way to reach an audience than through music, especially music that we hear so often. (If this isn’t your genre, I promise that your parents listened to some of it or you’ve heard it in a store somewhere.) I spent all night looking these songs up and listened to them in order, and it really does have a roller coaster of emotion with it. I would strongly suggest that if you love the art and power of music to definitely try that

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