Every week I update ‘THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE’ with a fresh mix of 54 tracks from 54 different artists, all of which have been featured on a HI54 MIX CD and/or a HI54 MIX TAPE at some point over the years of blahging. In other words, it’s a shuffle of a giant collection of songs that have already been passed thru a HI54 Headphone Filter©, which makes it a consistently solid playlist to follow on Spotify / check out over here on the weekly (or jump over to Soundsgood for listening options other than Spotify).
But the thing about playlists is —as nice of an alternative to radio that they are to throw on while you distractedly go about whatever it is you’re distractedly going about today— sometimes we lose sight of the individual-ness of of all the individual tracks. Especially, in this case, when there are 54 tracks/artists and the selection of 54 changes every week. Things can get “lost in the shuffle” as they say.
So that’s why I started pulling out 8 gems from each week’s shuffle update & putting the Bandcamp/Soundcloud embeds below (partly to appease the Hype Machine gods, now that HI54 is listed on there like a real music blog, but also for you to consider adding to your own collections) + some artist links for further exploration + some different HI54 playlists/links where you can find each track/artist HI54-hanging out beyond this week (because, remember, THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE self-destructs with new music each week).
This track is also featured on the HI54 ‘WINTER’ Mix CD, which might seem seasonally out of place to listen to right now, but are you trying to tell me it doesn’t still get a little cold & dark any time of the year(either literally or figuratively)? + you can also find the music video floating about in the all-seasons HI54 ‘FM/TV’ rotation.
You can also find this track in the HI54 ‘SUMMER’ MIX CD, and with official Summer just around the corner, you might just want to start storing this playlist next to your fave sunglasses (or use it to warm up your vibes after listening to that Winter playlist from track #1).
You can also find this track over on the HI54 ‘EVENINGS ON MOUNTOWN FM’ Mix CD, which is a 95 track playlist that pairs nicely with a cold beverage (or two) & some slowly unfolding late afternoon into evening vibes.
This track is also featured in the HI54 MIX CD ‘WHEN I SAID I LIKED "COUNTRY" MUSIC’, which is an ongoing shuffle of the kind of music I mean when I say I like country music* (which, if you heard what they play on country radio these days, you’ll understand my need to always add an asterisk / clarify what I mean) + you can find the music video shuffling in the ongoing HI54 ‘FM/TV’ rotation.
Ok, that’s the SHUFFLE UP’D EIGHT for this week’s ‘THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE’ update (and yes, you’re right: “shuffle up’d eight” does sound a lot like “shuffle update”). Hopefully you found a few new pieces for your personal headphone collection, whether that be from the 8 tracks highlighted above, or from one of the many other avenues of exploration you can find these 8 sitting next to on a HI54 RADIO somewhere.
And remember, when you hear something you like, share it with someone you like. Because good music getting around to more ears is never a bad thing — in fact, I would argue that it is a demonstrably good thing.