The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your watt, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. Anyway…I’ve started to make a tape—in my head—for Laura. Full of stuff she likes. Full of stuff that make her happy. For the first time I can sort of see how that is done.