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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I miss my music

Did I mention how much I HATE TALK RADIO?

Actually, I think I did.

13 comments:

parcequilfaut said...

I hate it too, PT.

I used it to keep me awake most of the way home from WV, but eventually I screamed myself hoarse and had to turn the radio off and sing to myself instead to keep from veering off the mountain in a fit of rage.

PsychoToddler said...

I can handle Rush. Agree or disagree, he talks about issues that are at least somewhat interesting.

It's the local guys that put me to sleep. They get their panties all wet over local ordinances and baseball picks and after a while I feel like I'm in a trance.

By the way, this is why I'm not listening to music.

fudge said...

i was just thinking the same thing. coincidentally, all through the trip to bluemound. i usually love car trips cause i get to listen to music.

even now, just sitting in my bedroom, i am imagining music coming out of my cd player.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Yesterday i had to drive for about two hours, and i knew i wouldn't be able to make it without listening to something so i turned on Air America, the anti-Bush Politicly-Left talk radio station. I thought hey, i'm sort of left-leaning politicly, maybe i'll like them. But they were so mean! And just as angry and obsessive as all the Right-side talk radio personalities! It was definitely entertaining though.

GregoryT said...

Considering that I work 3 hours of driving from home (though commuting twice a week), I have four choices: Quiet, Talk Radio, Torah tapes, and Audio books (science fiction mostly). Talk radio is the worst option, but when Sean Hannity is on it its not that bad. In the morning I usually drive with quiet for half the ride and torah lectures half the time. Still can't wait till its over!

PsychoToddler said...

Steg, there doesn't seem to be much audience for middle of the road, common sense radio.

Gregory: I don't have a tape player in my car. I would consider downloading some MP3s and burning them to CD for this type of thing. Do you know of a good site to download free Torah or Jewish history MP3s?

Anshel's Wife said...

If my little ones (3 under the age of 5) ask for music, I give it to them in the car when we drive to camp.

For myself, Dr. Laura is getting on my nerves. I just can't listen to NPR. The local talk radio station is too goofy. Laura Ingrahm also bugs me. But I listen to all of them.

Being milchig is great by me, not listening to music, though, really does make me feel like I'm in mourning.

PsychoToddler said...

not listening to music, though, really does make me feel like I'm in mourning.


I guess that's the point.

parcequilfaut said...

PT...I know. I read the RenReb. Her "it's coming up" posts are my informal Judaic calendar. ;) But thanks for the tipoff.

It was Michael Savage that made me almost go off the mountain, because he kept playing tapes of Churchill and then ranting in a way that would have made the man ashamed. I don't like people that are hateful no matter what their leanings are.

I can send you the audiobook of Heinlein's "Goldfish Bowl" if you like, but I don't know what the protocol is in its entirety so I won't be hurt if you can't use it right at the moment.

Yetta, the only time I've ever ended up in the paper for any kind of social activism, it was at the anti-Dr. Laura protest when our Channel 4 affiliate was talking about picking up her TV show for afternoons. They ended up putting her on in a ridiculously late-night time slot and she bombed. I was so proud. After she berated a ten-year-old girl and told her her mother should have given her up for adoption on-air, I wasn't having any more of her petty hatred, and certainly not on daytime tv.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Hey Psychotod there is a new line of business for you. Start your own streaming internet radio program. What do you say? You won't know if there is a market unles 1) you try it for a while and see what happens 2) have someone do a study on the market. You could contact a company to do the business analysis for you. I can appreciate you don't like talk radio, perhaps invest in XM so you'll have more non-music stations to choose from:)

PsychoToddler said...

Parce: Not that this is the post where I would discuss such things, but I try not to pidgeon hole myself into any particular political ideology. I go issue by issue. I'm generally a centrist with conservative leanings (particularly re: Israel), but I have some liberal ideas as well. I rarely see things as black and white.

So far, I have not found a talk radio show aimed at me, and I suspect I never will.

With regards to the audio book, it would have been a good idea if I had thought of it a few weeks ago (assuming it's a CD). As it is, the wait is over as of Monday.

JB (hey howdoya like that?): Most people can't stand to talk to me in person. I don't know ANYONE who'd pay money to listen to me drone on over the radio.

parcequilfaut said...

I don't have a political ideology, PT, other than that human beings have worth.

Which is why there will NEVER be talk radio aimed at me.

GregoryT said...

Psychotoddler: there are various sites for Torah mp3's - R. Dovid Gottlieb's stuff, stuff on 613.org, dafyomi.org, and others. Just look it up on the net.