I recently joined the hordes of people to get an Amazon dot, only to use it as their kitchen radio. I listen to it all the time. In my Amazon music collection I have my own music as well as my late mother’s favorties; when she was alive, I bought a Kindle and loaded it with her favorite music for her. (She was awed that her Kindle could be her “TV, AND radio!”) 

Tonight, late Mother cooked dinner with me. This is how I knew:

“Alexa play Frank Zappa.”

“I’m sorry I have lost connection with the internet. “

“Alexa play RUSH.”

I’m sorry I have lost connection with the internet.”


“Alexa play Dean Martin.”

“Playing Dean Martin from your library.”