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August 3, 2013

Washing my high-horsepower, low-milage car as a break from my computer-based job while wearing Local Sports Team's baseball hat and streaming music made by white males (see below) from my Apple phone to a Bluetooth speaker, I thought to myself, "Boy, you need to step out of your demographic more often."

The bitch of it is I can't even have a couple of microbrews while contemplating how.

An Aside Possibly Longer Than the Post

Reflecting on the music, it is really white. I don't think everything gets sent to Last.fm, but it's pretty representative and the first black artist is #25 on the list. There are plenty of black guys, but the one thing most of them have in common is they're dead. Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, a bunch of jazz guys from the '60s (and you can only just count them because it's oh-so demo perfect for a college-educated white guy to listen to old jazz). And there's a hell of a lot more black guys then there are women of any color. I think the only artist on my phone that might qualify is The Scissor Sisters and that feels like stretching a point. Time to start exploring again instead of sticking with what I know.

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