Musical ranting. Nope, not much for this week. Other than the fact that I pretty much hate the vast majority of what’s on the radio currently. This is why 9 times out of 10, if I have to go any great length of distance in my car (which does include the 7 mile drive to Murphysboro), I’ll put in a CD.

There are a few exceptions, of course. I’m digging the new Garbage song, or at least most of it. And the stations around here occasionally play Interpol or NIN. But mostly, I find myself more and more hoping that they’re going to be doing one of the retro shows.

I don’t want to think that I’m getting to the point where I only want to hear old music… I always thought that my parents were stuck in the music of their youth, and I never wanted to be like that. I like hearing new music. It’s just that so much of what is on the radio is totally designed for the purpose of being on the radio, and it lacks any real significance. Alternative has become pop. And I hate pop.

So this is why I listen to stuff like Slaghuis, and try to pick up on what new bands people I know (or know of) are listening to. I want to listen to the stuff that isn’t mainstream, because that’s where the real talent is.

Forgive me if this doesn’t make much coherent sense; I stayed up past my bedtime working on my character for the Battle Royale on Friday… 😉


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