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Clips: Michael Showalter Is the Jackson Pollack of Mix Tapes

Back in the day, giving someone a mixtape was big-time. Those sometimes fumbling, often cheesy attempts at human connection were so much more heartfelt than a poke on Facebook, infinitely more earnest than giving someone the BeFri half to your … Read More

By / March 5, 2008

Back in the day, giving someone a mixtape was big-time. Those sometimes fumbling, often cheesy attempts at human connection were so much more heartfelt than a poke on Facebook, infinitely more earnest than giving someone the BeFri half to your StNds necklace.

The lovably wacky Michael Showalter has a lot of love for the mix tape, and as a promo for the Plug 2008 Independent Music Awards (happening tomorrow in NYC), he’s made three short films about those charming relics of yesteryear. So break out your Z-Cavs, bust out the tape deck and step into Michael’s mixtape store, won’t you?