FLASHBACK: The 1996 Summer Mixtape
Believe it or not, there was a time before YouTube, TikTok, and Spotify playlists. And I lived to see it.
Twenty-five years ago I was working my first summer job at Playland Park in New York, Independence Day was blowing up movie theaters, and yours truly was properly geeking out over a meet-and-greet involving Melrose Place's Kristin Davis and Marcia Cross at the Jacob Javits Auto Show in Manhattan (another story for another time).
And this was the soundtrack that got me through it all.