This week’s selection is one that Spotify seems to think I like a lot as it comes up every single time when the mix is on random.

And as much as I distrust algorithms as I believe they are flawed, inaccurate, and frequent;y embody all the worst of human biases, this time, Spotify is totally correct. This artist and tune is a favorite of mine both in and out of the studio (their second appearance in this series).

Or is the continual repetition causing me to like the song? Is Spotify pushing certain songs? Is there some kind of digital payola scheme afoot? Are algorithms controlling us?! Before I get to the song let me rant about big tech and confirmation bias for a page or two! Buckle up! Someone get Ted Koppel on the line!


Here’s some more David Bowie.