Images of our IRL lives, time-stamped and geo-logged and hi-res or lo-, might be one of the few ways in which we can swim against an entropy that will eventually swallow us.
The Game of Life reaches its conclusion at the apex of property ownership and capital accumulation and family structure solidification. It doesn’t take you to the part where you get old and your children grow up and don’t want to talk to you anymore.
If my mixtapes aren’t going to get listened to anyway, I thought, this opens up my options considerably. Enter Songs for Hal, a mixtape with a fictional audience: Infinite Jest’s Hal Incandenza.