Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hitting The Off Switch


My threshold of the pain for things I don’t like is getting lower. Like most people I will turn off the sound or change the channel when an annoying commercial comes on. Local radio is really annoying me as well. Yes, I try to listen to the “I Hate My Neighbor Show” every morning, but the second I hear the first lead in note of the Rush Limbaugh Show theme music my station is changed before the second note is played.

At that point I go to KMUN, but they aren’t immune from me turning off their station. I scurry like a rat as soon as I hear one of the following songs:
Condo Island
Holly Near, I Ain’t Afraid
Brownsmead Flats, Let the River Run Wild
Anne Freeney, End Corporate Welfare as We Know It
Pete Seeger, Bring Them Home
Anything by Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot

I mean I am probably as liberal as the next person on many of these issues, yet objective or conservative enough to see other side of the coin on most of them as well. All I’m saying is, “Yeah, I get your point. I know the KMUN programmers use the songs they play as blatant editorials, but for once try to have an open mind. Why don’t you look at it in another light? Until then, STFU already.

13 Comments:

Anonymous PAM ! said...

AND, they should instead play more Snoop, Eminem and Marilyn Manson, eh?

I know, you are gonna say STFU, Bitch!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I love Odetta and Pete Seeger. Most folk singers have political views totally opposite from mine, so I don't really know why I enjoy folk so much.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Trop said...

This is why I went to satellite radio years ago. I can't stand commercial radio, with it's limited song rotations, windbag talkers, and annoying commercials.

I completely boycott conservative talk radio, because it's so full of shit.

[Though if Sarah Palin gets a radio show, I'll tune in for the circus. People in these parts LOVE the Gov. I'm sure at some point she'll get an honorary doctorate form LU and we'll all be tuning into the Dr. Sarah Show. Hahaha!]

My favorite station is Radio IQ, out of Virginia Tech. Great programming.

6:09 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

That's pretty much why I don't listen to the radio anymore. I just mix my own cd's and listen to them. Talk radio bores me. But I will listen to anything by Pete. Pete is a songwriting god. I'd donate a testicle to science to be half as talented as he is.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I got an ear full of crap this morning in my loaner car. At one point none of the stations I scanned had anything besides commercials on them.

8:37 AM  
Blogger g said...

since i started working out of town, i listen to mark and brian on the way to work. other than that, my ipod. nice thing about my ipod - it plays only music i like.

7:38 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Pam, no they aren't bad enough to be considered folk music.

Donna, must just sound good to you or strike a sympathetic string in your heart.

Trop, now that would be entertainment, especially if she and Dan Quayle teamed up as morning shock jocks.

Darev, don't get me wrong. I've met Segar and I like the guy, but that one song just annoys the crap out of me.

Tango, just like a hotel clock radio.

g, I had you pegged for conservative talk radio.

9:52 PM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

what if they started playing "delta dawn"?

5:47 AM  
Blogger g said...

i have advanced to a higher existence. once you graduate from politics, they need not exist. i am now a humanist. who happens to listen to an ipod.

for instance, i can tell you "what" is happening in the world because i read about it. i cannot tell you "why" it is happening (or who really caused it to happen).

this is the problem i ran into while being a politician.

once you graduate from being a politician, the view becomes more clear. you begin to understand "why" and "cause" are not important. thus, the solution is much easier to grasp - get the politician out of the way.

i was just sayin...

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

What is radio? JK. I don't get radio stations where I live, or public TV..must be all the mountains and trees? My hubby tells the guys in town that when he brings home the Ptown paper, he cuts out anything that would inform me of the "outside world". He's kidding :) I need to get out more. How's the fair?

6:13 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Irish, they have stooped to that on occasion, however the songs I mentioned are more topical for their politics.

g, Don't know how you could stand it, I don;t like being in any leadership position.

Ginger, radio is a device that can be used to hear things once you drive at least 10 miles out of Brigadoon...I mean Jewell. Fair is good. Our pal mentioned you may be there. I hope to meet you if I am.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

We love our XM, though the reggae show is cool on local. What's the "I hate my neighbor show" and when does it air?

7:45 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I used to have satellite radio when we had Dish, but it seemed so cold.
The I Hate my Neighbor Show is on long before you get up. That is the phone in section of the Tom Freel show at 8:00AM on KAST.

6:10 AM  

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