YouTube Loves Me

YouTube has prepared a playlist for me.  I am listening to Twilight Zone, by Golden Earring.  There are two other songs that I mentally map very close to this, for whatever reason.  Green grass and High Tides Forever, and Stranglehold.  Lumbering, ferocious, extinct behemoths from the age of Guitarozenic Era.

I took a look at the playlist to see if those were in it.  There is only one song I’m not already willing to listen to all afternoon if need be, and that is one I simply do not know — but Kenny Wayne Shepherd comes HIGHLY recommended by my cousin who plays guitar.  So I’m calling that a hit and not a miss.  40 out of 40, a perfect score.

Read ’em and weep:

Golden Earring – Twilight Zone (HQ)
Focus – Hocus Pocus
The Civil War Battle Series: Gettysburg
When Jim Sterling Was Sued For $10 Million By Digital Homicide (The Jimquisition)
Rush – Subdivisions (Official Music Video)
Blue Oyster Cult – Astronomy
Boston – Foreplay / Long Time (Audio)
Green Grass and High Tides
AL STEWART “Time Passages”
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Live) by Blue Öyster Cult (2002)
Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
Eminence Front – HQ
Radar Love
Rush – Working Man
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy (extended version)
Blue Oyster Cult: Burnin’ For You
Tuesday Afternoon-The Moody Blues-(Long Extended Version)
Aldo Nova – Fantasy
Bad Company – Bad Company (studio version)
Heart – “Barracuda” (1977)
Genesis – Mama (album version with lyrics)
Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady (Original Song HQ) 1970
Heavy Metal Theme: Takin’ A Ride / Don Felder
Dire Straits Telegraph Road FULL
Uriah Heep – Stealin
The Moody Blues – Ride My See-Saw
Rush – Tom Sawyer (Official Music Video)
Autograph – Turn Up the Radio (Original HQ)
Slow Ride- Foghat (Full Version)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Blue on black (With lyrics)
Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe
Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home
Heart-Crazy On You
BTO – Let It Ride
Do you feel like we do Full Version
Urgent – Foreigner
Billy Squier – Everybody Wants You
Molly Hatchet – Dreams I’ll never see
Heart-Magic Man

Of course, the danger in Google’s accumulation of this sort of data is that you could probably feed them this list, and in a controlled experiment, I bet they could give you my name, and a great many facts about myself which are not known even to me, but which are known by somebody.

For example, why does it know that Kenny Wayne Shepherd should (apparently) be on this list?  Maybe they have associated my cousin’s preferences without me ever telling them that I even have a cousin.  Maybe it’s just the similarity in music — but then out of 40, there should be more “speculative” hits like that.  Maybe it’s Maybelline.

Well, we all have lives to live.


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