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Relive Cassette Tape Tales of Lost Love

Variety show focuses on power of mixtapes



    Relive Cassette Tape Tales of Lost Love
    It's time to pull out all those old cassette love tapes.

    Remember back when your high school sweetie broke your heart and you put a cassette mixtape together filled with sweet and sappy songs in an effort to win her back?

    OK, maybe we're dating ourselves a bit -- perhaps you downloaded a bunch of sweet and sappy songs and burned a CD for her. No matter which technology you use, the concept is the same -- music is one of the most powerful ways of expressing your feelings, especially when your own words aren't so good.

    On Monday, The Hideout will host a Mixtape Variety Show celebrating the release of the book "Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves."

    Along with special unnamed musical guest performances, a panel that includes the book's editor, Jason Bitner, will share stories and thoughts on the power of mixtapes.

    Illustrator Arthur Jones will also present his personal loss-of-virginity story in the form of a Post-It Note Story.

    Hopefully it doesn't stir up too many bad memories and enough time has gone by to mend those Broken Wings.

    Monday, Nov. 9, The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, (773)227-4433