Hour 17; Prompt 17: The Art of the Mix Tape

John Cusack’s film, Hi-Fidelity, is perhaps one of the best of his films
It centered on music and the way his character utilized it
To remember
To collate
To help navigate life

When I was younger
The mix tape and its creation
Was both art and spiritual
I’d spend hours combing the airwaves
Searching for that perfect song to fill the veins
Of polyester tape

Hitting pause at just the right moment
If you got through one side without a bit of commercial
You were legit
Both sides?
A master

If you were truly a connoisseur of music
You knew what songs went in what order
To get that right mix
Because it was more than just music
It was a retelling of who you are

It’s a lost these days

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