Using its powers for good … for a change

I have had no small amount of fun with the various recommendations you get online thanks to a combination of algorithms, artificial “intelligence,” viewing habits and who knows what else.

There was the suggestion I apply for a job for which I had already been rejected, which at least beats the job for which literally my only qualification was that I had a master’s degree.

I got a “personalized concert lineup” mostly of shows I wouldn’t attend if you paid me, and I’m pretty sure iTunes was trying to send me a message one day, if I could only figure out what it was.

And then there were the gift recommendations, although there were people who found the p*cker polisher to be hilarious.

But every now and then, there’s a moment of glory, like when among the various sports-related videos (I watch a lot of them) YouTube flags a concert video of Josh Groban and Jennifer Nettles singing “Always On My Mind.”

I obviously knew about their “99 Years” duet, since it was on his “Bridges” album, plus it’s on the DVD from his Madison Square Garden concert, which was about a week after we saw him in Boston. Unfortunately, he “only” sang with Idina Menzel at that one.

But “Always On My Mind”? That was a new one for me, even though it was a couple years ago.

Thank you, YouTube, and if you want to share any more videos of two of my favorite singers performing together, please feel free.

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