I'm trying to train Pandora to play my particular mix of music. I think I may have confused it. I probably shouldn't admit to anyone that today I heard Willie Nelson sing "Me and Bobby McGee". (I think that's the first time I've heard that recording.) Really, Pandora? That's what we have come to?
Anyway, hearing that song took me back to my teen years, reading an article in Campus Life magazine about the dangers of secular music. I'm pretty sure it was the line about freedom being "another word for nothing left to lose" that the article zeroed in on more than those nights "holding Bobby's body next to mine".
I got to thinking about it today, though. Didn't Paul say sort of the same thing? "For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin-- because anyone who has died has been freed from sin."
Once we give up life itself, what else is there to lose? There's a certain freedom in that thought.
Still, I'm not sure I can put a spiritual spin on trading "all of my tomorrows for a single yesterday." I suppose I should tell Pandora to lay off that secular stuff so I won't be unduly influenced by it.
I have discovered a couple of new artists during the Pandora training process. I suppose it was New Age pianist David Lanz together with CCM artist Chris Rice that gave me David Nevue. Good stuff there.
I have noticed Pandora doesn't like the train wrecks my usual music shuffle gives me. It throws in a commercial before switching from David Nevue to TobyMac.
I'm not sure how many versions of "Come Thou Fount" I have heard from Pandora. Apparently, it's a hymn that has been deemed to have enduring value.