I use one of two methods for creating a Mix Tape: I go with a themed mix, or a variety pack. A variety pack is simply trying to use no more than one song by any one band in the course of the mix. My mix themes include:

Anyhow, I like to think these themes make my mixes a little more interesting. As always, good segues are the key--if you've got a nice movie quote or other sample, use it! If a song doesn't fit your theme, but it's perfect after one of the other songs on your mix, include it; if it makes you feel better, you can leave it off the liner notes.

As always, if you'd like a copy of one of my mixes, e-mail me or /msg me, and I'll see what I can do.