Recently I purchased a Humble Bundle which included digital copies of some audiobooks and audio plays. Once I downloaded them from the point of purchase, I dropped the files onto the external hard drive I keep most of my digital media on. From there, I planned to simply drop the files into my desktop’s audio player app and go about my precious post day job time.
The Books desktop app, however, had other designs on that time.
The High Fidelity television series debuted this week on Hulu. And it also occurred to me that we just passed Valentine’s Day. So with the idea of music and its connection to all sorts of relationships as expressed in the novel/ film/ now-TV show-along with the usual VDay debate of making something over buying something and it’s relative value vs its meaning-had me thinking about the value of mixtapes in the playlist world. Because me.