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full name Lush Fish
age 43
location Manila, Philippines
gender female

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Mix-taping is essentially a social activity. Sure, I've made endless mixes for myself to suit my own moods, but the real art of the mix involves intent, a careful choice of tracks and ordering (with inherent reasons for each), and an audience that is not oneself. Without this sense of logic and other-ness, it's just a playlist.

Before I got into mix-taping, I was really into compilations and soundtracks, which, technically, ARE mix tapes. What I love about mixes is that people usually choose their favorites, the best, essential tracks, the cream of the crop, rarely the throwaways and the fillers, and try to fit in those great tracks with other great tracks. The hardest thing to achieve, though, is flow. It's how you make those tracks sit well with each other and meld into each other as if they were born to be heard in *that* order. That's where one's mixing instinct comes in, and it's something that can't be taught.


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The Valentine's Day 2007 Badge
Happy Valentine's day from the MTC staff. We really love you guys. That said, put your pants on and get out before we call the cops.
awarded on 2007-02-14
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Welcome to level 5! Keep up the hard work.
awarded on 2007-03-17
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A slightly-less exclusive reward for special people. Thanks for helping us out with our second stage of beta testing. We love you silly guinea pigs!
awarded on 2007-02-13
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The true sign of a fresh mixtaper. This badge is awarded to everyone. Don't feel special.
awarded on 2007-02-13
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The One Year Anniversary Badge
Issued to those who have stuck it out for a year here on MTC. What a long, strange trip, huh?
awarded on 2009-07-08

Favorite Music Artists

  • Stars
  • The Strokes
  • early Weezer
  • Portishead
  • Pavement

Favorite Musical Elements

  • string/orchestral instruments in rock songs
  • slightly syncopated beats
  • interesting lyrics
  • mellifluous vocals
  • layers of sound

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Mixtape Contest X: First Place badge
Mixtape Contest X: First Place
In the future, Biff Tannen will almost assuredly own all of our asses. So, here's a preemptive honoring of his eventual kingship.

Congrats on first -- the future thanks you. Now, make like a tree and get the hell out.
awarded on 2007-03-30

Level 17 Crosstalk!
great music picks! ++
2/23/07 04:44pm
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This elusive badge is bestowed to those who can truly comprehend the colossal sophistication and the unfathomable, enigmatical origins of the elusive 'YAY!'.

Plus, 500 users. Hell yay!
awarded on 2007-05-16

Level 19 Crosstalk!
well thanks, you seem rather nifty yourself. i have to admit i had to look up the word mellifluous...
2/15/07 07:27pm
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A gift for the romantics.
awarded on 2007-07-17

Level 18 Crosstalk!
are you responsible for the art?
...because i like it.
2/15/07 01:28am
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The Fortune Cookie Badge
Your fortune: person who looks in unexpected places finds unexpected things.
awarded on 2007-02-10

Level 9 Crosstalk!
hey lush :) what do you think?
2/14/07 06:07am
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Special thanks to those that embraced the Collective on this most sacrilegious of holidays. Mix on, you vile tormentor of souls!
awarded on 2006-06-06

Level 18 Crosstalk!
2/14/07 12:04am
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