Re: The Songs You Hate
posted at 7/3/2010 4:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Songs You Hate
In Response to Re: The Songs You Hate : Classic rock stations are just background music for people who are working on a computer or contractors and painters to play on the Dewalt radio (when the generator and compressor aren't running they can actually hear it). Nobody listens to radio intently anymore, it is a bygone media , it exists only as a calming source of something familiar that won't distract peolple from a job while local used car dealers and insurance companies throw in the 20 minutes or more of commercials every hour. I saw this coming many years ago and started a massive collection of my favorite CD's. Now when I want to listen to good classic rock , I do not depend upon some programmer to play what I want to hear, I use the program mode on the CD changer and "program" my own. Sometimes I listen to complete albums , sometimes not. Life is great , I don't need radio anymore. I haven't needed it for about 20 years. The advertisers and programmers call the shots, play music that is not familiar to the audience or is too "radical" and they pull out. There are no real DJ's anymore, just robots. It stinks.
Posted by ZILLAGOD
This is true to a large part. The only radio I listen to is in my car and I don't always have CDs with me. If a job opportunity I'm looking into works out -- I should know within the next month -- I'll likely buy a new car and have something with an iPod adapter. (I could get something now, but I have to watch my money.).
I'm sure I don't have nearly the number of CDs (or downloads) as you from the sound of it. All the CDs I have is on my iTunes and it's just 3,228 songs, including single-song downloads, albums and boxed sets. I have maybe 10-20 cassettes from the old days that aren't doubled on CDs and maybe 15 to 25 albums that I never got CDs for, and haven't listened to in years.
So I channel surf in the car a lot between two or three classic rock stations, a soft rock station, an easy-listening station, one music station that I can't figure out what to call it, three call-in sports stations and one news-talk radio.
Sometimes I get lucky and the Classic Rock station plays a block of songs that I like and aren't necessarily overplayed, but a lot of times I end up on one of the sports-talk stations.