Friday, September 28, 2007

MUSIC: An Interesting Conversation about Radio That I Had with My Daughter

This is an incident that happened between my daughter and I, and I thought some of you might find it amusing.

We were in the car. My daughter and I have negotiated a deal on the music. She gets to listen to her station when we are going to somewhere, and I get to pick the music when are coming from somewhere. And if we are going to a number of places, we switch back and forth between places.

Well, we were on a way to McDonald's and actually turned down the radio.

"That song is boring," was her response when I looked at her surprised.

"I have to admit, Jen, I find most of the songs on this station boring." - Jen isn't her real name, just an alias I'm using to hide our identities on the web. :) -

To which Jen replied in a huffy manner, "That's because it's not one of your stations playing old people's music!"

"Old people's music?! My stations are ran by high schools and colleges! It's not old people's music!"

"It may not be popular young people's music," I continued, "but it is young people's music."

I, of course, ignored the fact that the people running the stations were high school and college staff members that were probably closer to my age than Jen's.

"And you know who runs your young people's station?" I asked.

Her station was originally an alternative rock station that failed and got bought out by the corporation, Clear Channel.

"No," Jen said. "Who?"

"People my age in business suits!"

And my daughter, taking after her father, showed great reserve and dignity, and yelled, "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

God, I love when irony is in my favor!

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This is a fairly good sampling of some of the music I listen to. It's missing a few genres I like - such as cajun. I'll work on that later. But it does contain most of my favorite artists. I tried to steer away from the better known songs to give you a better idea of what kind of music the artists play, but I was limited by the songs the website - Project Playlist - had available. But if you want to get an idea of what I listen to, just hit the play or arrow button. - OlderMusicGeek

The internet station that does the best of playing my music is Last.fm. Here's my station if you're interested.

This website, OlderMusicGeek Radio on Pandora.com, does a fairly decent job of playing what I like, although they do occasionally play stuff I don't care for, but overall they're pretty good.