I started my playlist on March 30th, 2021, nearly 2 years ago. I don’t remember my exact rationale, but I wanted a curation of songs I liked. So, I went on YouTube and created a playlist. I maintained that playlist for a while, problems compounded, as problems tend to do. These issues, like skepticism of just how random the shuffle feature was, led to me creating my own little playlist system on v3 of my website. It still used YouTube internally (both this and Boombox do), but I had a lot more control.
This worked for a while, but then I ran into more problems. My site was static, so I had to rebuild the entire thing whenever I updated my playlist. Additionally, whenever a video was removed, I’d have no way to know which one had been removed, and would be perpetually mocked by the text “Unavailable videos are hidden.” This sparked the creation of an entirely separate site, which I gave the moniker of Boombox, and I’ve been listening to music through Boombox since.
Unfortunately, ordering was lost, as both YouTube and my old playlist system sorted videos based on the YouTube ordering. However, Boombox sorts them by date, and I had periodically gone back and swapped out videos for other videos due to things like removal.
Today, I finally got around to adding a song total to Boombox, and―just for fun―a rough measure of how much music is actually in my playlist.
And holy peck, there’s an obscene amount.
40 days of non-stop music… that’s astounding.