Typewriter Rodeo: Mixtape

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonJuly 2, 2021 10:41 am,

This Typewriter Rodeo poem hearkens back to a time when putting together a collection of songs took a lot of work – and was really something special.


I made you a mixtape
Stayed up all night
Mapping the journey of us
in song

I scribbled down the track list
Stumbled on the perfect title
Added a few doodles
And folded it into the case

B-side Beatles
and big belt musicals
and Lyle upon his pony on his boat

I made it for you

This carefully crafted
curated collection
Designed to pull you
to me

Every time you

a photo of the typewritten poem

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