The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 July 2003

We make it up in volume

The OkiePundit is displeased with what he finds on the radio dial:

Just as an experiment I scanned the radio spectrum a few minutes ago and before I gave up I found a choice of several hip-hop or "urban" music stations (gag), a couple of country and western music options (ugh), three channels with preachers hollering at me (who listens to this?), two Christian music stations, four very conservative talk show stations, and several stations playing OLD rock and popular music. Only National Public Radio (NPR) had something to interest me. No cutting-edge music available at all. No politically moderate and in-depth talk shows to listen to. Certainly nothing from the political left on talk radio - not that I'd like that much more than the far right stuff.

I guess he must be in Tulsa.

Of course, the prevailing definition of "cutting-edge" music requires that it not be played on the radio; if it were, it wouldn't be "cutting-edge", would it?

Posted at 7:52 AM to Overmodulation


Strange. I don't listen to NPR a lot, but most of what I do hear on it does come from the political left.

Posted by: Lynn S at 12:48 PM on 8 July 2003

Some of us, I suspect, are farther left than others. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:24 PM on 8 July 2003

Cutting edge? Not on any Clear Channel affiliate, more like blunt instrument trauma to the ear. And I used to like Stairway to Heaven, before it became the 50 times a day signature tune of the aging aquarians. Liked Gary Glitter too, go figger.

Posted by: JSAllison at 4:06 PM on 9 July 2003

If you really, truly have to have an eight-minute song from the Runes album, "When the Levee Breaks", ossified twelve-bar blues notwithstanding, is a lot more entertaining than "Stairway".

Posted by: CGHill at 6:21 PM on 9 July 2003