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January 17, 2006

Stop the music madness!

I came to the conclussion today that I absolutely abhor pop rock/dance music. I was flipping through the stations on my drive to work today (because I really can't stand the morning shows and I hate commercials) and I hit our local purveyor of pop. I listened for a couple of minutes, because it was music instead of talking, and I have to tell you that by the time I managed to change the station, I wanted someone to come and cut my ears out of my head.

When I was a kid, I grew up listening to the golden oldies. It was really the only thing everyone in our house could agree upon as acceptable music. The first time I heard the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin I must have been around 11 or 12 and I realized what I'd been missing. And of course, having my mother tell me I could't listen to them because "They were drug addicts, Jenny. That's why they're dead and that's why I don't want you listening to that crap." made it that much more exciting. As I grew, my tastes migrated toward the grunge/alternative rock scene of the early '90's. I could listen to Nirvana for hours at a time, and I absolutely loved it. Throw in a little Violent Femmes for good measure and hint of Metallica to make it complete and I was golden. If you look through my CD collection, there's an alarming amount of Led Zepplin, every Nirvana CD created, most of the Green Day albums, and list goes on.

I still love all of those bands, but things have changed a little. It pretty much goes like this: If I can understand the lyrics and sing along to it, I'll listen to it, though I still migrate towards the alternative stuff. (What exactly is the current term for alternative music, anyway?) But that damn shit from this morning caused me to almost scratch my eyeballs out of my head. I don't know if it's the bass or whatever the hell the rest of that music is, but I'm telling you, after two minutes, I couldn't change that station fast enough.

Posted by Jenny at January 17, 2006 05:29 PM


Radio's on its way out the door anyway. The new future is internet radio and podcasting - where you can pick and choose what YOU want to hear...which is a good thing, because mainstream radio makes ME wanna scratch my eyeballs out too!

Posted by: NiNi at February 15, 2006 12:38 PM