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My favorite part of compiling any mixtape or mixCD was the creation of its jacket art. Trying to capture the tone or theme of any mix was almost a greater joy then giving it away to a person who might one day gaze upon it with regret, disdain or some mixture of kinship and joy long after our paths have branched off as they often do. Even if the mix was for my personal playing pleasure I would set aside the time to labor on its jacket for hours. For the longest time the purely-digital playlist seemed like a lifeless facsimile of its analog and digital cousins due to the lack of this precious superfluity.
Once again having the privilege to enjoy my music collection and its playlists I was inspired to bring this relic into the digital equivalent thus inspiring this inaugural post at ArtOfSF. These Bedeviling Days Are Vibrant Splendors is a set of three, 13 song, digital-mixtapes from 2008. Almost as vividly as a snapshot they have captured the essence of the time. These covers below come as close as they can having upon each one photography from two photo shoots; one from 2007 and another from 2008.
Photograph of bike wheel and fork was of my addition to an Albany Bulb installation consisting of many different similar combination’s mounted on steel jutting from crushed concrete.
Sunset looking towards Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands from Albany Bulb.