Why it’s pretentious: You might think that mixtaping is the most pretentious thing you can do. WRONG. Incessantly referencing mixtaping is the most pretentious thing you can do (esp. via a tumblog). Tiff Merritt takes this to its obvious conclusion with a video that involves not only cassettes, but also sharpies, ribbons, tea, old books, and secrets. Oh, and it’s in black and white. Enjoy!
This mix is by Mac of Bows and Arrows and is about how just cause it’s February 15th don’t mean Valentine’s Day is over, lovers and ladies.*
Why It’s Pretentious: High school me would have been all over this mix! Aforementioned Magnetic Fields, Syd Barrett, Pains of Being Pure at Heart… music crushes galore. Plus, “C is the Heavenly Option” always spoke to my magazine-quiz-taking-girlsoul. Present day me is also all over this mix. (Hunx and His Punks and The Ronettes! SWOON.) Download this immediately, use it to see if your guy or gal is worth sticking with, and then go see Bows and Arrows tonight at The End. It’s the pretentious way.