HERE IS THE RESPONSE YOU GET FROM JONATHAN AMES WHEN YOU ASK HIM POLITELY AND DETAILEDLY FOR A MIXTAPE:

hello

nice to hear from you.

i can’t make a mixed tape because i’m technologically very impaired.

i don’t know any of the terms you mentioned.

i’ve never downloaded a song.

i live like a deaf person.

sometimes i listed to songs on ‘youtube’ … and when i rent cars in california (as a new yorker i don’t have a car), i enjoy getting to hear music on the radio … 

that’s about all i can manage in life, technologically music-wise.

and a friend once filled an ipod for me but now it’s broken.

i used to buy cds but that’s gone out of vogue.

if you like, in lieu of a mixed tape, you could publish this pathetic email.

also, i once wrote an essay called 'mixed tape’ about a heartbreaking mixed tape that an ex gave me.

i think it’s in my book 'i love you more than you know’ … if you could find that essay, feel free to reprint it … 

hope you’re well.

thanks for being so nice to me when i came to melbourne.

my travel piece for Yahoo was fluff and bad but there was one good transcendent moment in the thing, which, naturally, they cut.

jonathan

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And here he is, being the best himself: