Apple recently released iTunes (version 8.0) software, spotlighting a new Genius feature that supposedly creates a perfect playlist to go with whatever song you choose. I installed it, and then tried to figure out the big deal right from my laptop. At first glance, it seemed to be another gimmick to sell more tunes. Soon after download, I forgot about my new Genius. That is until Tuesday.
While selecting a playlist for the ride home, I noticed a new button on my iPhone in the playlists menu. Out of curiosity, I clicked it and selected a Pat Benatar song which began playing immediately. Next, another song played from the same time period. It was a song that I had forgotten that I had. Before long, I was transported back in time to the days of total freedom — with my convertible Fiat, my golden retriever, and long road trips to anywhere and everywhere.
The songs kept coming, surprising me again and again. I was soon driving down the street towards YaYa’s school with Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 blasting "We don’t need no education." I quickly turned the music down as I pulled into the parking lot.
My enjoyment of Pink Floyd was not discovered, however it wasn’t all good.