My “Alexa” Time Machine…

Well, let me start by saying my wonderful Son gifted me a Bose Soundlink Revolve for my birthday. A wonderful Bluetooth cylinder type speaker that pumps out GREAT sounds with volume, bass, and tones that rival any standard music system.


So we have phones that can play our selections (that I’ve burned from CDs or bought as Digital) but then I realized that I have Amazon Prime which comes with its version of free music (to a degree) that I had only been able to listen to via my desktop PC (we use Windows Phone 10, no app…)

So I bought an Amazon Echo Dot at a great price. Now I can listen to Amazon Prime Music through my Bose Soundlink Revolve! I was so impressed with the Dot I bought my Son one.


Time Machine? Yes, Time Machine… because I can remember a band, singer, tune from my childhood or my youth and it plays it for me. Bringing back floods of memories… “Alexa, play Boz Scaggs,” “Play Seals & Croft,” Play Taco,” “Play Pablo Cruise…” “Weather Report is interesting because you have to say, Play music from the BAND Weather Report… 😀 other wise you just get a real weather report!

Just takes me back, there are a few that you can only get via Amazon Prime Music “Unlimited” (e.g., Three Dog Night, and some others) which for a Dot owner is only an additional $3.99 a month. I may pop for that.

But my memory is jogged by:

  • Average White Band
  • Michael Franks
  • Kenny Rankin
  • Al Jarreau
  • The Manhattan Transfer
  • Spyro Gyra
  • Grover Washington Jr.
  • Dave Grusin
  • The Crusaders
  • Chuck Mangione
  • Chick Corea (my youthful dream was to create an album cover for him when I was deep into calligraphy)
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Hancock (his music was my wake up call in college every morning…)
  • Gato Barbieri
  • Stanley Turrentine
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius!!!

But all-in-all, it makes listening to music very EASY and makes your memory work to remember your past, I love it! Thank you, Alexander, thank you, Alexa!

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