During my Sophomore year in college (1989/90) I started making a mixtape for someone, however, I never gave it to them. I had a dual cassette tape player that recorded seamlessly without gaps and a dorm full of guys with music.
I spent almost 8 months collecting songs, trying to match lyrics a bit. Mostly to make it funny. After a while, I decided to dedicate this to my future kids, so they’d have an easy listen to what was popular at that time.
I was 19.
This would be SO easy to make today. LOL
FYI: My volume balancing is horrible.