So my iTunes updated itself last night (and in the process bricked both of my optical drives - I had to do some googling to sort that out), and apparently it has a new feature, called the Genius. It’s supposed to recommend music based on a song you have chosen. Anyway, I question its genius status. Under “top songs you are missing” it frequently shows songs that I already have, and its recommendations are often bizarre.
I selected “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin, and the so-called genius recommended an album called Austropop Kult by Stefanie Werger. Apparently the connection is that that album contains a version of Mercedes Benz; the rest of the album is German-language pop. So I was curious enough to listen to the sample snippet, and this is what I heard, in a badly-faked American accent:
“I went for my livery”? What? I guess I can’t blame that on the genius, but still, “I went for my livery”?