(This Is Not A) Mixtape for the End of the World

(This Is Not A) Mixtape for the End of the World

by Daniel M. Shapiro


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Daniel M. Shapiro's (This Is Not A) Mixtape for the End of the World is a collection of prose poems inspired by the heyday of MTV pop music videos. The poems distill the juxtaposition of sunny materialism and Cold War trepidation that define so many music videos of the 1980s. Shapiro chips away at nostalgia while clinging to what makes his source material so catchy. A series of artworks by Stephen Tornero accompanies the poems. Much like the period's music, the bold excess, bright colors, and festive abstractions stand in contrast to the decade's underbelly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950231973
Publisher: bd-studios.com
Publication date: 08/28/2020
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Daniel M. Shapiro is the author of several poetry books and chapbooks, including How the Potato Chip Was Invented, Heavy Metal Fairy Tales, and The Orange Menace. He is a special education teacher who lives in Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Side A

I Found Someone

Talk of the Town

Talk Talk

Is There Something I Should Know?

A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)

Owner of a Lonely Heart

How Soon Is Now

Like the Weather

Mad about You

Running Up That Hill

Fire in the Twilight

Here She Comes


I Ran

Turn Back the Clock

I Like

Promises, Promises

Genius of Love

Passing Strangers

Too Shy

Why Can't I Be You?

Black Coffee in Bed

Pearly Dewdrops' Drops

The Killing Moon

Someone's Calling


Touch and Go

Rip It Up

Running with the Night

Perfect Way

Take the L

Stand Back

Side B

Synchronicity II

Take on Me

Smalltown Boy

Heart and Soul


Make the Weather

I'll Tumble 4 Ya

Girl U Want

A Little Respect

It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

A Different Corner

Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)

Eyes of a Stranger

Burning Down the House

She Sells Sanctuary

Just Can't Get Enough

In the Mood

I'll Be There

Shout to the Top

Far Side of Crazy

Gloria (a)

Gloria (b)

The Sun Goes Down (Living it Up)

Living in the Plastic Age

Saved by Zero



Affair of the Heart

Love My Way

Love Is a Battlefield


Marlene on the Wall

She Bop

Tong Poo

I Can't Wait

Hero Takes a Fall

Doctor! Doctor!

Waiting for a Star to Fall

What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)

Don't Dream It's Over

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