Remember Mix CDs? Those things that replaced Mix Tapes because damn it if it wasn't a lot easier putting 20 songs in an iTunes playlist and hitting "Burn". Well, the streaming Playlists of today are just Mix CDs on steroids.
And because you can save playlists for offline listening (I use Spotify until someone—ahem, Bandcamp—can come up with a better/fairer streaming platform), sharing a good playlist is the equivalent of a friend burning you a 5 sweet Road Trip Mix CDs. But instead of lugging around a folder of scratched silver discs, now we can just plug our phone in to avoid whatever repeated hits they're playing in between the commercials on mainstream radio these days.
If you like making Mix CDs as much as I like making Mix CDs, use #HI54MIXCDS on the socials (or shoot an email to email@example.com) to share any sweet playlists you're putting together.
The world needs some more human-generated shit (related: have you ever realized how close "algorithm" and "al gore rhythm" sound?).
Jeremy // @HI54LOFI