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Old 03-26-2008, 09:59 PM   #16
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Thank God I live in New York City. We still have some average radio here.


That made me laugh. Who ever thought it would be a good thing to have some average radio?
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Six cd changer in the car saves me from radio.
iPod in car saves me
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:08 PM   #18
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Because people can now so easily customize their listening experience, people aren't really listening to the radio so much anymore. What happens then is that in order to appeal to as many people as possible in what is a shrinking demographic, radio stations play only the songs at the top of the charts, like only 40 or 50 songs at any given point in time, whatever appeals to the lowest common denomenator, which is, most of the time, shit.
See, but why would even the lowest common denominator want the songs to be repeated over and over and over again like a torture experiment? No human can stand the same shit repeated over and over again. Even if said human had only basic music knowledge and only knew the biggest hits. After a while repetition = boredom = insanity.

And I don't think that what the radio plays is shit. They're all good songs. It's just that even good songs after the 732635244759th listen become annoying as hell until you wanna smash the radio to smithereens!
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They're all good songs.
Are you sure you want to stand by that statement?
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:15 PM   #20
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The main reason for this is because virtually all Clear Channel stations are run by computers. There's no real DJ selecting the tunes. Any person who hear introducing the song or station is most likely just a recording.
You cannot be serious!?! I mean, dude... I hear DJs on the local classic rock station here.. there's Jim Kerr, Ken Dashow, Maria Maledo... surely they can't be robots! And they talk about daily goings on and stuff. I can see your top 10 computer playlist scenario though.
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Are you sure you want to stand by that statement?
Oh cmon, take a look at the songs I have mentioned in the original post. It's not that they are not good songs. It's just that they are overplayed to DEATH!!!

Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars was a good song ONCE.
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I think a good deal of the reason is because most people who listen to the radio don't really listen to the songs, they just use it as background noise. And I do think most people -- most people who listen to the radio anyway -- do like what's familiar and don't really want to hear anything other than the songs they know, even from artists they say they really like.
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My next car is so going to have an iPod compartment or whatever. I can't stand the radio.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:19 PM   #24
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Well, you said all the songs on the radio were good. I took that to mean ALL SONGS ON THE RADIO.

In response, I say: Creed? Really? Soulja Boy? Really?
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There's this crazy feature on iTunes. If you create a playlist, you can insert a blank CD, and have a CD burnt! Crazy, I know! And then, you can take that CD, and you can go out to your car, and you can put it in the CD player and play music you like!

I make a burned CD for my car once a week, to keep it fresh.
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My parents bought a new car and have Sirius free for a year now. I messed around on it, and it seemingly had some interesting stations that were at least playing good music at the time. Anyone have any long time experience with Sirius or any Satellite radio? Is it worth the money, or did I just luck out on what was being played at the moment?
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I think a good deal of the reason is because most people who listen to the radio don't really listen to the songs, they just use it as background noise. And I do think most people -- most people who listen to the radio anyway -- do like what's familiar and don't really want to hear anything other than the songs they know, even from artists they say they really like.
Now you are on to something here... great points! I know a lot of people who listen to music like it's background music. They don't pay attention to the lyrics or even the music sometimes. They just like having something on... the radio or the TV. So the real question is.... Why do people suck?
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I just like having something on, many times. I'm not always paying full attention to music.

I don't do well in silence - I need music or the TV on as background if I'm doing anything else.
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I my iPod integration kit in my car. I rarely listen to radio, and when I do, it's usually.... NPR.
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There's this crazy feature on iTunes. If you create a playlist, you can insert a blank CD, and have a CD burnt! Crazy, I know! And then, you can take that CD, and you can go out to your car, and you can put it in the CD player and play music you like!

I make a burned CD for my car once a week, to keep it fresh.
I used to have an adapter thing that plugged into the iPod then the stupid thing died. I have a few bootlegs and cds in there now but eh, I miss having 3,500 + songs at my fingertips.
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