It is so easy with music services like Spotify to make a playlist with literally any song you can think of and just push play on that instant masterpiece. These are the days! And it was so time consuming to track down the cassettes, albums, and CDs with the songs you wanted to make a mix tape… to queue up each song to record onto the cassette in the right spot… getting the timing right to squeeze the most songs onto each side… writing each song title and artist with a ballpoint pen on the sleeve… then using the pen tip to pop the tabs to protect it… and finally, turn it over and pop it in and close the door and push play on that hand-crafted masterpiece. Those were the days!

It is so easy with music services like Spotify to make a playlist with literally any song you can think of and just push play on that instant masterpiece. These are the days!

And it was so time consuming to track down the cassettes, albums, and CDs with the songs you wanted to make a mix tape… to queue up each song to record onto the cassette in the right spot… getting the timing right to squeeze the most songs onto each side… writing each song title and artist with a ballpoint pen on the sleeve… then using the pen tip to pop the tabs to protect it… and finally, turn it over and pop it in and close the door and push play on that hand-crafted masterpiece. Those were the days!