Oh sure, I love pop music. The problem is I enjoy intelligent pop music - and that's about as hard to find as a California girl with natural, um, assets.
One of the first radio stations I discovered upon moving to the west coast was a fairly decent classic rock station. I could get my Queen, Steve Miller, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones and early U2 fix.
Sometime yesterday they switched formats - and I'm still trying to figure out what they're trying to be. They're tag line is "Playing What We Want." And they certainly are. I'm not sure how happy I am about it either. So far a sample listening has netted songs by:
- Rick Springfield
- Huey Lewis
- Aerosmith (crappy power ballad Aerosmith - not kick ass "Same Old Song And Dance" Aerosmith)
- War ("Low Rider")
- Steve Miller
- New Order (this one threw me - 1980s synth pop?!)
- Sweet ("Ballroom Blitz")
- Joshua Tree era U2
- Bryan Adams (shudder)
- Duran Duran
- Def Leppard
- 1970s Elton John
In their favor, so far there's been no annoying dj chatter. I hate morning radio. Just shut the fudge up and play some music already. Give me the weather. Give me the traffic. Then get the hell off the radio. We'll see if this trend continues though.
P.S. - Happy 35th Anniversary Mom and Dad! 35 years and Dad hasn't totally lost his mind....yet.