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Day 4: My Spotifyaccount still suffers from Jamiroquai

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I woke up at 5.30 this morning and one of my first thoughts was "yes, it's Monday, I'm excited to see what music Spotify has chosen for me this week". I really think they provide a crazy good service. And they don't pay me to say this...

The question I hated most while growing up was "what kind of music do you listen to?". When I was a teenager that was the standard way of categorizing people. But I could never find a good label for my eclectic music preferences. And you didn't want to be uncool by liking the wrong kind of music.

This is why I love Spotify. Not only can I listen to almost any music in the world, but it also helps me to find music that I didn't know I like. Such as with the discover weekly feature that provide me a custom playlist every Monday.

There's only one problem. I let one of my Airbnb guests use my Spotify account. And she listened a lot to Jamiroquai. I don't know how much, but a month later, my weekly playlists have still not recovered. They're not as great as they used to be.

But I've decided that could be an interesting experiment. How will it affect the account if I let guests use it on my tablet? I might wake up one Monday morning and find a weekly list with a lot of heavy metal. That'll be... hmm.. interesting. But who knows, I might even like it?

And it'll be a way of finally getting over this teenage thing if a lot of people see what music I've played. For years I've felt uncomfortable playing music to other people. I know it's silly, but I still prefer using Spotify in private session. Like who would judge me because I like... see, I don't even want to give an example. I have to get over this!