One of the features of my Alexa smart speaker is that when listening to music from Amazon Prime, I can tell it, or her, to “never play that song again” and she promises she’ll make note of my request.
I’ve used the feature so far to eliminate The Joker by Steve Miller Band, Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton, and Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations.
It’s not that I don’t like the artists who recorded any of the 3.
It’s simply that I’ve grown tired of those songs after hearing them for what seems to be at least a million times.
The consultants seem to feel that I’m supposed to love them.
But my musical tastes that include everything from old rock ‘n roll and country, to blues and some jazz, don’t fit the mold I’m supposed to fit into at this point in my life.
As I pointed out to Vince on the Koza In The Morning show on 93.1 The Fan this morning, at my age the time line for my “never” is probably a lot shorter than most folks.
That’s the way I see it.