Oh, hey Sandra. This is a nice surprise. You seemed on the fence about coming to this party earlier today so I wasn’t sure if I’d get to see you. I’m really glad that I did.
I’m sorry if that’s a bit forward. I’ve just been thinking about us a lot lately. It’s been a crazy couple of years in these dorms. I can’t believe it’s already been four whole semesters since we were paired up for the egg toss at the freshman meet up. I still tell my friends back home about that victorious afternoon. We were just two complete strangers, destined for something great.
And it has been great. Like, really great. I don’t know what I would have done without you over these last two years. It’s been such an adjustment being so far from my family and friends and you’ve always made me feel like I have a home here, with you.
I’m sorry, I know that I’m rambling. I just wanted to tell you that you mean a lot to me and that I really love… I dunno, I just love this. And I know that we’re just friends and you might be interested in Cole and that’s fine. But I want you to know that I made you a mixtape.
I spent a lot of time on it. It’s got 12 songs, one for each freckle on your left arm. I’ve select six songs which are exactly three minutes and fourteen seconds long which, as you probably know, is the average time it takes us to walk to the dining hall from your dorm room. The other six songs are of varying lengths, all over 20 minutes and each serves as a symbol of what I hope will be a long and enduring friendship. And, at the risk of dropping a major spoiler here, you’ll notice that the first letter of each first word of each song spells out Philadelphia, your hometown.
But that’s enough of a build up, I think. I’m excited to hear what you think of it. So the next time you’re at a computer, all you need to do is hop online and go to www.spotify.com. Do you have an account already? You don’t? That’s okay. Just sign up using your Facebook account. It’s free but you will have to listen to ads throughout the day which will interrupt my carefully considered song flow and is not ideal. I can add you to my family plan if you’d like. You’d just have to Venmo me $5 a month but I’m telling you it’s totally worth it. Anyway, once you have an account, go up to the search bar and type in “user:sweetjamzrutgersguy” in the search bar and hit enter. My profile will come up as the fourth one in the list. Look for the picture of us on that hike we took last summer. Yes! The hike where I brought my ukulele and played for you jaunty versions of Tom Waits songs and you pretended to hate it! You remember!
Click on that picture. You’re going to see my recently played artists and playlists but if you scroll down, you’ll see a playlist called Mixtape: A Journey Into Us, Time and Space. Click on that and then hit the follow button. That will save it to your account.
Then all you need to do is get your phone, go to the App Store, download the Spotify app, log in with the account info you just created and your mixtape will be there for you wherever you go. Simple as that. Now you won’t be able to listen to that unless you’ve got WiFi or a good cell signal. Also be careful as the app can really chew through your data plan and it’s in the user agreement that you will not hold Spotify responsible for overages.
I think that about sums it up. Oh, if any of the songs show up as grayed out then that just means that Spotify no longer has the rights to that song. Just give me a call and I will play it for you on the uke!