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Troy'Äôs (Non)Mixtape of Love

In the Summer of 2005, "Troy'Äôs 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'Äôs 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 'Äúto be listened to while sitting in a bar on Sunday morning, drinking a Bloody Mary and waiting for your sweetheart.'Äù