I imagined at some point that the creator of "Slow Shiz - July 2011" had a purpose in making this. Perhaps it was a mix of more thoughtful and romantic songs made to impress a prospective date and show a more sensitive side?
Of course it is also possible that the maker of this mix decided to take a break from the usual soundtrack of ear splitting and bass heavy anthems in favour of some classic slow-jams to help come down from an evening of unbridled debauchery.
As I continued my walk I began to wonder why this less than one year-old mix was discarded so readily by the roadside. The first scenario to emerge involved an argument where a jilted lover in a fit of jealous rage threw the once beloved mix out the window of a moving car, "SCREW YOU AND YOUR SLOW SHIZ"
A few other scenarios; some teens going for joy ride sorting through some poor sucker's music collection decided that this mix was particularly shitty, or perhaps this is merely an impulsively discarded item of some fickle musical neophyte who decided that slow shiz is "over" and now leans towards some classic rock mixes discovered from a cool uncle's music collection.
Whatever the case, I am intrigued by the musical collections that lay discarded beside the roadsides of our lives, both literally and symbolically. These mixes that at one point were important enough to take some thought and time to create are now collecting dust somewhere, mostly forgotten or even thrown out long ago.
Unearthing a forgotten mix is an intriguing prospect. Whether it be some premillennial mixed tape, a scratched up CD compilation or a derelict playlist curated for that road trip in '07, these lost soundtracks from our journey might conceivably reintroduce us to an important and dormant narrative arc from our lives. Of course I have to wonder what insights the owner of "Slow Shiz" would gain if he/she were to find this mix 10 years from now?
Have you unearthed any ancient musical artifacts? Do you wonder where one might be? Am I the only one who contemplates this sort of thing?