Conversation with Alexa

When I realized I could create a playlist on my Amazon Echo I became pretty excited. First, I named my playlist “Leslie’s Jam,” then I tried to figure out how to add songs to it. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Alexa, add “Lay, Lady, Lay” to Leslie’s Jam.

Alexa: I’m sorry, I can’t find “Lay, Lady, Lay.

(Now, I know this is a blatant lie. She plays “Lay, Lady, Lay” for me every morning.)

Me: Alexa, add the song, “Lay, Lady, Lay” to the playlist, Leslie’s Jam.

Alexa: Jam—a sweet spread or preserve made from fruit and sugar boiled….

Me: Alexa, stop.

Me: Alexa, add the song, “Lay, Lady, Lay” by Bob Dylan to the playlist Leslie’s Jam.

Alexa: I’m sorry. I don’t know what you mean.

Me: Alexa, forget about it.

Alexa: What would you like me to forget about?

Me: Leslie’s Jam

Alexa: Jam—a sweet spread or preserve made from fruit and sugar boiled….

Me: Grrrrr.

Finally I realized I needed to ask for the song to be played. and during that song tell Alexa to add it to my playlist. It took forever to add ten songs to Leslie’s Jam, but now it’s done. My next playlist is going to be “All About Rodeo.” Let’s hope Alexa is more cooperative this time around; although, it’ll be interesting to get her take on rodeos in general.

Peace, people.