Ah, the mix cd. Its jacket, bland and functional, begs for artistic redemption. In junior high, we collaged magazine photos and doodled on our mix tapes. In high school, I coaxed the primitive tools of a Mac SE to create a series of (grayscale) covers. Now, of course, we have Photoshop, which makes layering & tweaking almost sinfully easy. But this one was done the old-fashioned way, with ink & collage.
This Sinister Yet Surpisingly Perky mix is for my friend Sylvia. That’s me in the pigtails. Don’t I look sinister?