i don't listen to much FM radio. For the most part, only the stations that live at the extremes of the dial tend to deliver music in a manner that is not blatantly fueled by corporations attempting to bend the consumers will to their financial benefit. Not that I'm totally against it. Despite what you might think I think corporate radio has it's place and usefulness. And for christ's sake I'm a fan of the Beatles. I don't think anything says more about my appreciation for pop music than that.
anyways, i get a fairly heavy dose of radio friendly tunes during my day job as my coworker plays her vanilla radio station to break what would be a silence otherwise only cut by the click / clack made by our fingers and the occasional sigh that comes with working in a dead end pointless job.
probably the most interesting part of the daily ritual of vanilla rock is the slice of americana known as the morning radio talk show. it's the typical guy / girl banter and "interesting" news chat. In particular the thursday ritual where they bring in a local artist to play a song in studio. Saved for a rant on another day, there is nothing more telling of rochester's awful awful creative musical vision than the sewage that typically spills out of the speakers on these days.
today in particular was so heinous i decided to write a post about it. in short ... in honor of the release of johnny cash's last volume of american recordings, a multi album compilation consisting of cash covering great songs by other musicians the in studio band played ... johnny cash ... covering soundgarden. it basically shit all over not one, but two of my favorite musicians in one fell swoop. wow ... that was bad, i hope the station posts it so i can link it for all eternity.