Troy’s (Non)Mixtape of Love (2005)

In the Summer of 2005, "Troy’s Mixtape of Love" was a hugely popular internet meme. Troy made this musicless CD love-letter for his girlfriend, Melissa, on their 6-month anniversary. Supposedly she dumped him 3 days later, after which her new beau found the CD and posted it online. This midi-rich edit of the piece positions Troy’s narration as the ominous soundtrack to looming heartbreak. This piece was commissioned as part of the MTAA podcast project "To Be Listened To," in which I was asked to make a podcast “to be listened to while sitting in a bar on Sunday morning, drinking a Bloody Mary and waiting for your sweetheart.”

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In the Summer of 2005, "Troy’s Mixtape of Love" was a hugely popular internet meme. Troy made this musicless CD love-letter for his girlfriend, Melissa, on their 6-month anniversary. Supposedly she dumped him 3 days later, after which her new beau found the CD and posted it online. This midi-rich edit of the piece positions Troy’s narration as the ominous soundtrack to looming heartbreak. This piece was commissioned as part of the MTAA podcast project "To Be Listened To," in which I was asked to make a podcast “to be listened to while sitting in a bar on Sunday morning, drinking a Bloody Mary and waiting for your sweetheart.”

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