The B-Side of a track is considered to be the less important side of the album, the side you don’t necessarily have to listen to in order to make up your mind whether or not you like the album. The B-Side, though, is how you’ll judge the entire album if you don’t like the tracks.
I constantly get the B-Side – the blank gaze when I introduce myself to someone who has never seen my face but I’ve spoken to on the phone or have had email correspondence. The expression, no matter how quick, says it all, Oh, you’re Frank Ishman. It’s almost as if they were so pleased with the first side of the album and now they’re not sure if they will enjoy the B-Side, or to put it bluntly, the black side.
This manner of stereotyping happens internally placing additionally a weight on the perception of assimilation. Please enjoy the different tracks of the “B-Side” of my life.
Perception is everythi