Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Commercial radio problems

I'm not one to listen to the radio at the best of times, as I have an exhaustive CD/MP3 collection and access to wonderful internet technology like Spotify and - tools that have actually introduced me to some interesting new music. However, at my new place of employ we have a radio on that blares out Heart and Magic FM.

Up until last week I didn't realise how repetition of a song could a) make you hate something you had a marginal interest in and b) make you homicidal.

Case in point is Magic FM's insistence to play Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and The Killers' "Human" almost hourly. "Poker Face" was one of those tracks I could have got into, but now when I hear it I want to hurt someone.

We've since switched over to Magic which plays a bit more varied output - they had Lionel Richie's "All Night Long (All Night)" playing this morning. However, for some reason they want to kill what ear matter I have left by blaring Take That's "Greatest Day" hourly. From the frying pan into the fire.

I understand there's a place for these stations and if I was 16 or a mum trying to be trendy I'd probably love the fact that they replay the same stuff all the time. However, being a bit of a muso, I have now resorted to Spotifying myself at the office as well.

Thank heavens for small musical mercies.
blog comments powered by Disqus