Robots Hate John Prine


I have been making a lot of short videos for the Reels platform on Instagram. Allegedly, this is one of the only ways to find interested people that might enjoy my work on any social media platform without paying the ridiculous expense associated with advertising.  On Saturday mornings I am posting a series of cover song videos.  I posted a video for Mungo Jerry’s song called, In the Summertime. The following week I posted John Prine’s song called, Spanish Pipe Dream.  The two videos are different songs but otherwise identical.  Both videos have the same lighting, the same location, and the same wardrobe.  In the same amount of time, In the Summertime got 10x the views as Spanish Pipe Dream.  This leads me to the only logical conclusion.  The robots that control these platforms hate the music of John Prine.