When I started curating Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang, I had a very specific trajectory in mind. In fact, the initial name of the playlist was Music to Play in Your 60s Mustang. Yet, at some point between submitting my curator form and chatting with Music To founder Andrew McCluskey, I felt I was limiting myself and made the decision to include 70s era-defining and -inspired music to add to my renamed Vintage playlist.
This made perfect sense at the time. After all, my mother drove a 1972 Mustang Grande until she replaced it with an MGB in or around 1980. Almost all of the music that passed through those pony stereo speakers were 70s songs, even if I better associate my mom with the 60s. Besides, as a new Music To curator, I was eager to receive artist submissions, and being able to draw from two decades is better than one, right?
Not quite. It became a bit overwhelming. Add a pandemic and some major life changes, and I guess you could say that I geared down until finally I had to stop at the side of the road, take a look at the map, and revisit the route I originally intended to take with this playlist.
Today, I’m celebrating being back on the road with Chuck Berry’s 1965 “My Mustang Ford,” which is an ideal song to relaunch this little playlist called Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang.