Mix-tape Magic


The year is 1994 and I am 21. One night I get invited to a club I have never been to. Edwards in Birmingham. I go and get along with my new friends and then someone gives me a tape to take away with me.

That was a few of the bands on the tape. I played it on my walkman when I went out. Nothing much happened else (forgive me my word ordering there) But the music was amazing.

Elbow, Spiritualised, Super Furry Animals, Manic Street Preachers…

The year is 2015 and I am 41. One day I open my Spotify and find a new playlist ‘Discover Weekly’ There is a new playlist weekly. The music is good, non repetitive and …amazing.

Have I walked into a dream world where the experiences of my youth are played back to me everyday on a sort of eternal cosmic playlist? Or did I just happen to be on the receiving end of some serendipity (good luck). Well I hope it was the latter and as I type this listening to music on a quiet night with not much else to do I thank the fate of the universe for throwing me a straight one for a change.

Nice One Spotify!


Published by Andrew Mark Watkins

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