I've only owned one car in my life, a 1999 Mazda Protegé which I bought new and still have. The car came with a CD player and I added a tape player. (Since, I've added an iCar.) I started burning a series of CDs called Random I, Random II and so on. Music specifically a) to be listened to in a moving car and b) to be played using the "Random" function of the CD player. I usually listen to the radio, but for longer trips the 14 Random CDs were my main listening until the rise of the iPod.
Each Random CD and Random CD case has a different color scheme, so I can easily distinguish them while driving. Pictures of me in my new car were taken in 1999 by Brian Westley with a Polaroid, and I played with them to various effects. This particular shot is run through the PhotoShop Sumi-e filter and first used on Random VIII.
Just for fun, here is the listing Random I, one of my favorite mixes:
( Random I track listingCollapse )