Radio is perfection. I’m talking anything…rock/ pop/ oldies….heck, I’m sure someone appreciates the talk stuff, too. But diversity is key. You can’t have only pop, can’t have only the blonde gyrating stripper singers. Which leads me to my point, the demise of New York ’s 92.3 KROCK. Now, whether or not you listen to rock, the likes of guns n roses, disturbed, ac/dc…and so on…their existence and their distribution is a fundamental part in creating a well-balanced music library. And yeah, you can do the listening online- but you lose that element of surprise that comes from a DJ picking out the songs.
So, if the corporate giants of the radio industry had their way – Good G-d man we’d all look like Xtina. Not that this would be an aesthetic issue so much as…well…I guess I’ll say it again- a DIVERSITY issue.
Music is soulpower- and the expression and admiration of such. If our radio (a clear-cut measurement of a listening preferences) is pared down to a few simpleminded radio stations with 50 hits in a numbing rotation…what does that say about us? As people?
We gotta have the music. We gotta keep the spark alive.
I hope someone important reads this.