So I have been forced to listen to the radio for the last few days whilst commuting between K-town and Provo. "It won't be so bad," I thought. I THOUGHT. I hate radio commercials and having to listen to lame songs I would NEVER put on a cd for myself. And DJs drive me bonkers.
I have made some valuable "observations" from listening to the radio:
Some songs just suck. They are repetitive and should have never been made, and they are usually like, 7 minutes long. Which leads me to my next point:
I miss the good old days when songs were a succinct 2, or possibly 2.5 minutes long. Tops. I like listening to oldies for this reason. I have musical ADD.
Neil Diamond deserves to be thrown into a Mexican prison. Most of his songs fall into the first category. He is not a musician. I have had "Sweet Caroline" stuck in my head for the last 3 days. It is one massive noisy assault on my well being. It sounds like the soundtrack from an epic battle between a chain gang and the brass section of a small after school junior high band program. Boo Neil Diamond.
The world of Mp3 players and cd burners has spoiled me. SPOILED me. However, sometimes the radio is the only link I have to the outside musical world, so I need to quit being such a musical snob. Yesterday I was reintroduced to this little gem, which I could have tragically forgotten forever:
Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon (circa 1980)
Thank you, Radio.