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From SModcast 54: SModder’s Day
Harley Smith: Remember when we were listening to the radio yesterday and you were talking about tape? And I said, “Well that was ancient history, when nobody had an iPod!”
Kevin Smith: Yes, I was trying to explain a mix-tape to you, and how people used to make mix-tapes. Like, in high school I used to make a lot of mix-tapes, put a bunch of different songs on and give it to a girl that you were sweet on, or something like that. And you were like, “That’s ancient technology!”
HS: That is ancient technology! Everybody has iPods now!
KS: Yeah, but back then we didn’t have iPods.
HS… or an MP3 player or something, not a tape…
KS: But the mix-tape was the forerunner of the iPod, ’cause the iPod, you essentially do the same thing, you can make these wicked mix lists, playlists…
HS: iPods are better.
KS: Hey, much better, I’m not arguing with you, I’m not saying [old man voice] “Things were better then!” I’m just saying I used to have to do it with a tape.
HS: On a tape they don’t have really cool games, like ‘Vortex’, or it shows your name and stuff.
KS: Look, I’m with you. You don’t have to sell me, I agree that the iPod is way better…
HS: … or cards, or like poker, or…
KS: I told you, I’m with you! I’m on your side, you don’t have to convince me. I was just saying what we used to do, back before the iPod.
HS: That’s scary.
KS: Do you look at me like I’m John Adams? You’re like, “How could you have ever lived without an iPod, life must have been so boring for you.”
HS: No, but it…
KS: “You must have just gotten up, eaten, pooped and slept.”
HS: A mix-tape looks so boring!
KS: No, it was a very cool thing. You put together a bunch of songs…
HS: A ‘cool’ thing?!
KS: Yes. I guarantee you, when you get older, you will put together… versions of a mix-tape. You won’t do it on audio cassette, but you’ll do it, where you put together a bunch of songs for some boy that you like. [Harley voice] “Oh, Will…”
KS: “Here is a mix-tape for you, that explains my feelings.”
HS: [Aghast] If Will goes on the Internet, and he hears you, you’ll be in such big trouble!
KS: I don’t think Will’s ever gonna hear this. Alright, not Will — that little boy in the movie theater…
HS: [Even more appalled] No!
KS: “Oh, random stranger boy, I put together this collection of songs to tell you how I really feel.” I used to not only mix songs, like, we’d put songs together, but I used to put stuff between them, like little comedy bits off comedy albums, and pieces from movies, I used to record stuff off the TV, so there would be a little… a little thing to it. A little pizzazz, if you will.
HS: You mean, old time ancient history, when the dinosaurs were around, mix-tape?
KS: Yes, it was very old-timey. There was Scott Joplin music playing in the background, and we all boxed like boxing nun dolls.
HS: “Oh, random high school girl, I love you, here’s a mix-tape.”
KS: Are you making fun of me with random high school girl?
HS: “Oh random middle school girl, here’s a mix-tape.”
KS: That doesn’t bother me, I got a girl now, you can’t make fun of me.
HS: “Oh, Jennifer…”
KS: Am I supposed to be offended by that? Like am I supposed to get…
KS: … like you were? I’m like, “Stop it! Stop saying I love Jennifer!”
KS: “Oh Will…”
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