Valentine’s Day is approaching all too quickly, spewing red roses and boxes of chocolates in its wake, and what better way to show you care than to put together a mixtape for your nearest and dearest?
Spend an afternoon perusing the music collection, trying out different tracks, making it flow, working in secret in-jokes, and finding the joy in turning the sweetheart onto a new band. Then you just might be ready to try your hand at making mixtapes for like-minded strangers devoted to the art and exchange of the mix. Meet ‘em at the new free mixtape-exchange event series, launching Sunday, Jan. 31, and organized by the San Francisco Mixtape Society at the Make-Out Room.
Remember those things you wrote as a kid—diaries, unanswered love letters, cheesy song lyrics, the first few chapters of what you believed could be the next great American novel—that for some reason you saved? You're not alone. Since 2002, Mortified has collected and presented "angst written" artifacts of youth and will celebrate four years of bringing shame to San Francisco this weekend with two shows at the Make-Out Room. Come see the best (worst?) of SF's 2009 Mortified participants—from seasoned performers to jittery amateurs—share their adolescent masterpieces.