Salon writes about a book on my wishlist, "Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture." As I pointed out in Copy This Essay (PDF), mix tapes are creative, expressive endeavors made out of other people's creative endeavors. As Salon says, "the mix taper faces the same choices as the writer: what to include, what to exclude, where to start, where to end, what to emphasize and what to hide between the lines. Besides, for a large part of an entire generation, a good mix tape carries more emotion and potential for transport than any book, film or individual song."
Incidentally, tushnet.com has finally, finally been updated, including full-text versions of my publications.