Tuesday, March 8, 2011

break up with radio.

break up with radio
I am so tired of listening to what other people like.  Radio isn't necessarily bad, .....it's just.......well, I can't handle listening to some of the same annoying songs over and over again.  I only actually like a small percentage of the songs available on every radio station.  The truth is, my musical taste is very eccentric.  Listening to Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber does not make me happy.  A lot of the artists I like aren't even played on the radio.
So I think in order to be happy, you have to take charge of the fact that you have the ability to choose.  Not just with songs, but you know, it's a start.  It doesn't have to cost a fortune either.  I don't have tons of money to be spending on cds or itunes.  Lilly spilled tea on my laptop keyboard, so my speakers make scary noises now.  But, the library has cds to check out, and then there's things like Pandora radio.  I love the pandora radio app for my iphone.  It's even nice to use it as a car radio, though it doesn't seem loud on the road.  I should probably get a car adapter, so I can turn up the volume on it in the car.
Listening to music that speaks to me, that really has the ability to either mimic my mood or uplift my spirits...that is what I want.
So what are you listening to right now?  Any suggestions?


Jamie said...

I only listen to the radio in the morning on the way to work, the morning show does this "bizarre news" thing that I can catch every morning. Other than that, I don't listen to the radion either. It sucks. I don't want to be told what to listen to and I don't want to be brainwashed into believing that what is playing are the only songs out there!
I loooooove Pandora, I listen to it almost all day at work and when I'm home cooking, cleaning, showering, etc. In the car I listen to my CDs. I have a MASSIVE cd collection so I'm pretty content and really...there is nothing like some intense car rock!
On my Pandora I have a ton of stations too but recently my go to stations are Left Lane Cruiser (a lot of The Black Keys on there who are amazing!), Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Dropkick Murphys and Clutch (the last two are kind of harder).

Mandy said...

I definitely know what you mean about the radio. I too listen in the morning for a specific morning show, but in the afternoons I flip from channel to channel. I think I need to get a car cord too for my phone so I can listed to Pandora.

Katie said...

I listen to the radio all day at work, which is good and bad. Good is that I'm there first and pick the station. Bad is that it's on all damn day!

Sarah said...

I can't deal with the radio either! It's so terrible.

I've been listening to: Valley Maker, Laura Marling, Adele, and Stars right now! Check them out, good stuff. :)

Nicole Coffin. said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. Yay, now I have music homework.....fun!

LunieBin said...

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