An online discussion came up regarding vinyl recommendation services. The complaint being what one asks for versus what one is presented with .
I say yes to Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and Ed Sheran, and get John Legend as my first recommendation.
WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON.
Not a damn thing.
I understood – don’t agree with, but understood – music profiling in brick and mortar stores. The two associates (African-Americans) who asked if I needed help had no idea of whom I spoke. I finally had to be blunt and ask for a white associate. The music I actually wanted was in my hands in less than five minutes after. It happens to me a lot given my music inclinations go against my presumed demographic. But that was face-to-face, vinyl recommendation services are online. How jacked up are the algorithms, that considering the exposure people have to so many genres of music these days thanks to the internet – it is disappointing they still can’t get it right, but sadly not surprising,
Today is Day 25 of the March Slice Of Life Story Challenge.
Come see how others are slicing it up this Saturday.