If you're one of my personal Facebook friends, you'll know I often joke about my iPhone being sentient, because at times it seems to know me a little too well. It regularly replaces the word both with Borg in my text messages, encourages me to marry Tom Hiddleston, and Siri often uses science fiction movie quotes to answer my questions. Can't think why it would think I'd want to marry Tom Hiddleston, though. Cough. Cough.
In reality my iPhone probably just has clever algorithms that 'remember' all those google searches and commonly texted words or phrases. Or is it more than that logical explanation?
Late Friday night my iPhone woke me playing a song I'd never heard, I Really Want You by James Blunt. What I wanted to do is toss my phone across the room, because I really didn't want to be woken up. Anyway, in my half-awake state I ended up listening to the song and it was actually quite good. Then I thought where the hell was it coming from? I've never owned or downloaded a James Blunt song or album. I went to my music app and there was the deluxe edition of one of his albums, All the Lost Souls, along with that damn U2 album Apple forced on us. If anyone can tell me how to remove U2's album, I'd be eternally grateful.
The next day I listened to Blunt's album and also watched the videos it contained. By the end I was wondering why I'd ignored him all these years? He's actually a talented musician and songwriter. I didn't know a lot of his songs reflect his time in the army and experiences in Kosovo. He isn't the manufactured pop act as I'd always thought. Clearly, my iPhone knew I'd like his music. It just had to force me into realising that fact by downloading one of his albums and waking me up by playing it. I mean what other conclusion can I come to?
As I've clearly been missing out on some amazing artists, hit me with some recommendations. And if you are a James Blunt fan, do you have a favourite song or album?