Jack identifies which song he wants to hear by describing the album cover (because that’s what shows on the screen for Amazon Music and Pandora). So “car” or “black car” is Pompeii by Bastille. “Blue car” is Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man. (The image is a black car on fire, but the reflection looks kind of blue.) Today, he requested “popple” (which is how he says people – it’s so freakin’ cute). Well, a lot of album covers have people on them. I started with the playlist that has both of the car songs on it. We scrolled through the whole playlist, trying each song, and he said no within five seconds of the start each time. We scrolled through the recent songs – none of those. I tried Huey Lewis and the News, since the album cover of Fore shows the band leaning against a wall. Not any of those. Then he looked at me very seriously and said “white people” (which came out as “woot popple” and I’m giggling remembering it). John was there, too, and we both told him he was exactly right – Huey Lewis and the News are as white people as you get. But that’s not what he meant. The song he wanted was “white people”. He grabbed my phone and pointed. Of course, it was at a song we’d already tried and he had already rejected, but he wasn’t wrong about his description.
Those are white people wearing very white shirts. Right on, Jack.
(It was Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon.)