re: radio & other audio phenomena
Y'all are too young for the Golden age of Radio.
I am now ...uh..can't recall.. uh...61.
A grandpa who had luved late 1940s and 1950s radio programs, which I
can recite commercials and so forth.
And I've been thru the talk, rock, folk-sing, hillbilly, jazz and
classical formats: So, I'm not anti-music, except for rap, which is
....uh...semi-terrific political doggerel/bad poetry.
I now hardly listen to radio, except NPR sometimes, but when they do
the annoying pledge drives....buh-byuh.
So, we listen-to audio book cassettes and c.d. book cassettes now.
Too dumb to download 'em from internet chiseling/gray area sites, so
just borrow 'em from public libraries.
Mostly detective fiction, Grisham, John Sandford, James Patterson, and
many other who-dunnits.
So, when travelling now, it's no more singing along with 30 year old
Eagles etal albums.
Well, an ole Carly Simon we might listen to.
And to heck with XM & Sirius: They'll please combine 'em if they want
Because I've had it with 8-track, Sony Betamax, and other such
Sirius and/or XM won't survive: They should please merge, and perhaps
sell Class B stock to their listeners/loyal "owners" if ya get my
People will simply not gladly pay that $13 a month--plus for
components, and so we gotta be persuaded that sat radio is
truly/inherently in our self-interests, which it is, including
old radio programs, college stations, CSPAN, NPR, local & network tv
news, Pacifica, comedy, HOWARD's awful shite, etal.
But if ya really like the current local schlocky/garbagey radio, then
save the $13 for gas, cholesterol burgers, house payments, lotto
tickets et cetera.