Hi, I’m Steve Long. Founder of The Guilty Mixtape.

I conceived this blog and podcast after many casual conversations with my music nerd friends and SiriusXM Radio Producer Matt Bogart. I began to realize, even though I owned underground tapes and CDs, prided my vinyl collection and tried to only listen to college radio or NPR, there were distinct moments throughout my life that I would guiltily enjoy a song in a grocery store, or “borrow” my sister’s cassette tape, or sing alone in my car… In short, there was some music that I was afraid to admit to family, friends and yes even the world at large that I…. honest-to-goodness liked!

This project is a way for me to confess and also list reasons why I deem a specific song, album or artist a guilty pleasure amongst the greater audiophile crowd. Some you’ll agree with, some you may not. I encourage discussion. I encourage submissions too. If you know any music journalists, bloggers, hosts, personalities and especially Indie musicians, send them our way!