Mixed Tape/Playlist Anthology

So Mike and I were having a conversation last week about mixed tapes. I was recounting a mixed tape that I made at his house when he still lived with his parents (this was roughly 12 years ago...) And how I loved that tape! I would play it all the time in the family car (which was a Saturn). In fact it was in the tape deck all the time. Then one night our car got stolen. Someone walked into our house (which was always unlocked) took the key off the dining room table and just drove off with our car and guess what was in the tape deck? That's right! It was my mixed tape. Anyway, about three days later the police found the car and returned it to us, but guess what was missing?!?! You Got IT!!! My mixed tape that I loved so dearly. I was relating this story to Mike and this conversation followed:

Him: Didn't I make that tape for you?
Me: No
Him: Yes I did!
Me: No you didn't, you haven't ever made a mixed tape for me.
Him: Yes I have!
Me: No you haven't.
Him: I remember distinctly making a mixed tape for you.
Me: You must be thinking of someone else because I haven't ever received a mixed tape from you.
Him: Really?
Me: Really.
Him: That's too bad because mixed tapes don't really exist anymore. Everything is about playlists now.
Me: Yep.
Him: How about I make you the ultimate playlist filled with songs that remind me of you?
Me: Would you really do that?
Him: Of course. I would love to do that. But, I'll have to think about it for a few days first before I can actually sit down and make it.

So, after a few days, Mike sat down on Friday night at about 6pm and worked on the ultimate playlist. He finished it at about 12:30am. It truly is the Anthology of our relationship including all it's ups and downs. There are 99 songs or 8.1 hours of sentimental bliss. It begins with us becoming friends and ends with my having little Tucy. I love it and... it totally made me cry. I forgot how much music can impact you. I have the best playlist of all time because every song reminds me of something that Mike and I went through together. Playlists are the mixed tapes of today... Whoodda thunk it?

I could never have made an 8 hour mixed tape back then and I would never have thought that it would be possible to have a playlist (a play-what?) back when I made my mixed tape in Mikes basement at his parents house 12 years ago. Technology ROCKS!!!


tracifree said...

So awesome. Remember taping songs off the radio? We would wait all day for that song to play, then rush to the tape deck to hit record. Along with missing the first bars of the song you would also catch snippits of ads at the end. Ahhh, those were the days. So happy blog anniversay by the way. One year and counting.