The power of the internet to connect people around shared interests is nowhere better expressed than in the Spotify collaborative playlist. Every day now I look forward to seeing what my collaborator has added to our list. Sometimes its something i know, but often it isn’t, so im learning and discovering new stuff.
Then I get to add something in response. This is the best part. It exercises my musical memory. It reminds me of music I like but haven’t heard in a long time, and I spend entire train rides lost in songs and albums I swooned over in college, or even high school. All because it’s shared.
Seriosly, the collaborative playlist is my internet discovery of the year.