A Mix for Ann

made by Victoria Swanson

date: August 20, 1996

physical description: gray Maxell XL II 90 minute cassette tape with label and liner notes

A Mix for Ann

Side A:
1. “Believe”Lenny Kravitz
2. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”Simple Minds
3. “We’re Not Gonna Take It”The Who
4. “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand”Primitive Radio Gods
5. “Sugar Sugar”Mary Lou Lord with Semisonic
6. “Stay Together”The London Suede
7. “Imperial Attack”John Williams and London Symphony Orchestra
8. “The Tale of Mr. Morton”Skee-Lo
9. “Web in Front”Archers of Loaf

Side B:
1. “Superstar”The Carpenters
2. “Popular”Nada Surf
3. “Thank You”Duran Duran
4. “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown”PM Dawn
5. “Throne Room/End Title”John Williams and London Symphony Orchestra

discrepancies in liner notes
Side B ends with a long period of silence
tape was made as a going-away present for sister entering college


[Untitled] Gray Mix Tape Maxell XL II 90

made by: DJ Go!

date: ca. 1999

physical description: gray Maxell XL II 90 minute cassette tape


Side A:
1. “Fake Plastic Trees”Radiohead
2. “Saints”The Breeders
3. “My Old Addiction”kd lang
4. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”The Smiths
5. “In Your Eyes”Peter Gabriel
6. “Storms in AfricaEnya
7. “Good Enough”Sarah McLachlan
8. “Ice CreamSarah McLachlan
9. “Fight”The Cure
10. “The BendsRadiohead
11. “I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday”Morrissey

Side B:
1. “Now My Heart Is Full”Morrissey
2. “Joan”Erasure
3. “A Letter to Elise”The Cure
4. “Kite”Nick Heyward
5. “How Soon Is Now?”The Smiths
6. “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”U2
7. “I Want It That Way”Backstreet Boys
8. “Just Like Heaven”The Cure
9. “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”PM Dawn
10. “Half a World Away”REM

no label, no cassette case
found in drawer in North Oakland duplex
rarely played

DJ Go! comments:

“I made this mix when I was in my late teens. I was pretty depressed at the time, and I think it shows. I would’ve called it ‘Grey Tape’ if I’d labeled it back then. I was staying with friends in the dorms of a school I had left for what was ostensibly a year-long break. I recognize the Sarah McLachlan as someone else’s tape. The Backstreet Boys were mine, though. Even though I wasn’t happy in general, I loved to get lost in the music. I think ‘Joan’ was the perfect song for this time in my life, even though I did not understand it at all. Now, ten years later, six years of recovery later, I can have compassion for my younger self while seeing how I’d styled myself a martyr. I really appreciate how much better my life is now and how much happier I am.

“Despite my hard-earned happiness, I still enjoy the Smiths.”

El 3 de noviembre 1993

made by: DJ LVR

date: November 3, 1993

physical description: translucent gray Maxell UR-90 cassette tape with label, red star, and liner notes

El 3 de noviembre 1993

Side A:
1. “Gett Off”Prince and the NPG
2. “Linda”Mellow Man Ace
3. “Real Love”Mary J. Blige
4. “Come and Talk to Me”Jodeci
5. “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”Pete Rock and CL Smooth
6. “Money Can’t Buy You Love”Ralph Tresvant
7. “Kiss You Back”Digital Underground
8. El Amor de Mi VidaRicky Martin
9. “Give It Away”Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. “That’s the Way Love Goes”Janet Jackson

Side B:
1. “Christmas Dragnet (Yulenet)”Stan Freberg
2. Santa Claus and His Old LadyCheech and Chong
3. “Mentirosa”Mellow Man Ace
4. “Runaway Train”Soul Asylum
5. “OPP”Naughty By Nature
6. “If”Janet Jackson
7. “Break It Down Again”Tears for Fears
8. “Regret”New Order
9. “Lately”Jodeci

discrepancies in liner notes– the first two songs of Side B are listed as “Rub You the Right Way” by Johnny Gill and “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms; songs were recorded over from radio program, Dr. Demento
tape mixed for sister

River Gowan-Stone

see: DJ Go!

Annie Gowan

see: DJ Go!

DJ Go!

alternate names: Annie Gowan
River Gowan-Stone

mix tape: [Untitled] Gray Mix Tape Maxell XL II 90

profile: “I’m the creator of the Mixalog. My current favorite artists are Fall Out Boy, Sufjan Stevens, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, and Prince. My most recent mixes have been very Missy-Elliott-centric.”

Swanson, Victoria

see: Victoria Swanson

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