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Friday Firesmith – On the Radio

Friday firesmithBecause the only source of music I have in my work truck is an old FM radio, I can listen to classical music in the morning and for part of the afternoon. After that, however, I am pretty much a button pushing fool, flipping through the channels to find the least worst song playing at the time. It’s not easy to survive for more than a few moments. Let’s see what is popular in Repetitive Radio right now:

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

This song is cute and funny, two or maybe three times. The next hour it begins to wear upon the nerves.

Mary Lambert – Secrets

This is an odd little ditty that I actually like, but hearing it several time in close proximity is like hearing Christmas Carols beginning on Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s odd there are two songs airing about women being happily unskinny. I do like that.

Pharrell Williams – Happy (1AM)

We’re overrun with positive message songs. But this one sucks.

Iggy Azalea – Black Widow ft. Rita Ora

Wow. This got old quick. I was tired of this one before it got to the end. Annnnnd, not so much on the positive message here.

Maroon 5 – Just like animals

You could have timed this one with a stopwatch. But it’s loved. One of the most played and one of my most hated.

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

I actually find Taylor Swift interesting but I can’t stand the sound of her voice. She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s rich, and by and large, she hasn’t made an idiot out of herself like a lot of young and rich people have. Moreover, she’s isn’t half bad looking, but she never appears in a video half naked writhing on the floor and moaning. She’s pretty tame considering some of the stuff out there. And her lyrics, which repeat over and over again, do tell a story. But she’s has the rhythm of a 54 year old Hermit who never learned to dance.

While there are some positive messages out there the overwhelming majority of music is dedicated to mindless entertainment, which is what people are willing to pay for, so it works for some people.

Here’s one you’ll catch me singing along to, windows down, rocking along with the radio, and I admit it. Bastille – Pompeii

How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

So what’s playing that you can’t stand?

Take Care,

Mike writes regularly at his site:  The Hickory Head Hermit

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