Friday, August 10, 2012
I was out with friends the other night when a popular song came on, I can't remember what song it was but it was one that is played on the radio constantly. Now I don't typically listen to the radio when I am in my car, and when I do it is NPR, so my ear drums are not constantly inundated what ever song happens to be at the top of the charts. This has two advantages. One, I don't have to listen to music I don't like, and two, I don't get tired of the songs I do like because I get to choose when I listen to them. As much as I might like a song, hearing it when I am not in the mood is not a good thing. I understand why radio stations tend to play the same 40 to 50 songs over and over again, to get more people to listen to their station and sell more advertising and make more money, but I don't think that should be the purpose of a radio station. In a perfect world, radio stations would play a whole spectrum of songs and would delve into the deep tracks from an album instead of only playing singles. But it isn't a perfect world, and I will continue to listen to CDs in my car.