03 February 2007

i want my Mtv.

sometimes i'm a creature of habit. there are certain small things i like to have the way i like to have them. both of my parents are this way, so it is no surprise. i inherited one of these tics directly from my mother. we both need our classic rock station.

when we take a long car trip together, one of us is always trying to keep ahead of the radio signal so we can rock out the whole trip. i had established my station in DC--94.7 WARW (The Arrow). the station played 60s, 70s, and later releases from artists of the 60s and 70s. that all ended yesterday.

without warning!
thursday night it was still The Arrow. friday afternoon it became 94.7 The Globe. in part this is great because they have decided to go earth-friendly. they are only using renewable energy sources to power their transmission tower and studios. they are transitioning all company vehicles to hybrids, and so on.

the problem is the music.
they went from all classic to a mix of rock from the 60s to today. this wouldn't be so bad if they defined rock a little more precisely. one minute, you are listening to The Who. the next you have to hear Dave Matthews. yuck. i can assure you not all Cream fans are Coldplay fans. the second problem is that they will play stretches of music i like and then throw me for a loop with crappy trash metal BS from 2002 before switching to good stuff again.

so i can't bring myself to ditch the station all together. especially since i do love a lot of music from the 80s and 90s. i heard Soundgarden on the radio yesterday. it has been a long time since i had a station that would throw them in next to some Lou Reed.

i'll give them a chance. until they play Headstrong by Trapt. the person who wrote that song deserves to be taken out into the street and slapped silly. if they offend again, time to cut off their ears.

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