More ClearChannel Abuse

I don't listen to lot of commercial music radio. The radio stations in this town that would play what I like are all owned by ClearChannel. ClearChannel radio stations, in general, suck. So I listen to talk radio, college radio, NPR, and Pacifica while in my truck. At work, I listen to LaunchCast. As our home service is through SBC, we are automatically premium members.

LaunchCast is how I get to hear anything new these days. If you're not familiar with LaunchCast, it's a streaming service that is ratings based. Rate something highly and you're more likely to hear it. It also goes out and compares your ratings with other folks' in an attempt to play things you might like. As anyone who uses Amazon can tell you, the ratings comparison suggestor technology is not a foolproof science yet. So occasionally it throws out some bizarre things at me. Today's was Celtic Frost doing a cover of Wall of Voodoo's Mexican Radio. Umm, what?

Admittedly, it fulfills my golden rule for cover songs. I feel there's no point to covering a song if you're trying to make a perfect sounding copy of the original. So do something to make the song distinctively different. Own the performance, in other words. You will never mistake this version for Stan Ridgway, that's for sure.

Still, it's a little bit disconcerting, kind of like when you meet someone who you only see in one social setting and they pop up in another.


Blogger Mike of the North said...

Jesus Christ is everyone in texas an idiot? you guys must be, and btw you don't deserve anything more than clear channel, the voice of the gop.

4:53 AM  
Blogger T said...

Having reviewed your blog and your output, I'd like to offer you a few tips.

1. There are many handy synonyms for 'idiot'. The constant overuse gives the word less punch. Try varying your vocabulary. Cretin, moron, dullard, simpleton, ignoramus and imbecile all work. To make it easy, ask people to honestly describe your intellect. Write down the words they use, and don't forget to ask for help if you can't spell them. Substitute your new words any time you want to call someone an idiot.

2. Learn how to capitalize. Really, it's a simple thing that most of us picked up in elementary school. Try asking the local children for help if you can't remember or didn't learn. Anyone over the age of 8 should be able to help.

3. Finally, you might consider being less of a dumbass. If you can't manage that, just have a nice hot cup of STFU until you find a clue and/or remove your head from your fourth point of contact.

J simply advises you to go back to trolling for skank, or whatever it is you do in "the North", until you're not a semi-literate whackjob.


12:35 PM  

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