Thursday, 12 July 2012

Radio Again

Quotation Of The Day ~ Peter Hammill: The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.

I've been thinking a lot about radio stations lately. As i wrote yesterday, my former favourite radio station (94.9 The Rock) has deteriorated recently -- to the point where i haven't listened to it all week.

Now, although i am (IMFFHO) unique (along with everyone else) you may know this feeling.  You have a fave station and you listen every morning.  The djs become almost like friends, you get to know them, what they do in their spare time, what they like, their quirks and idiosyncracies....

In the case of The Rock, two of the djs -- Rockin' Rod & Craig Robertson -- and i, are now friends on Facebook. Doesn't mean we're real friends, of course, but it's an attachment. And there's affection. And contact.

So, when the radio station changes dramatically for the worse, as The Rock has done (for reasons unknown), one feels a little bit lost.

The first indication that there might be trouble ahead was when Rod was let go, a few weeks ago.

Craig is on holiday this week.  When he returns, i will listen to The Rock again.  Just to listen to him, he's a nice guy.  And a Facebook friend.

But until then, i'm lost in space.

Oh, oops, almost forgot the playlist:

The Allman Brothers Band - A & R Studios, New York 26th August 1971
Blind Lemon Jefferson -- The Best Of....
Christine Collister -- Songbird
Roy Wood -- Music Book



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