On the radio

I’m a commuter. Five days a week I drive about 45 minutes (one way) to work. Usually, I listen to my iPod or a CD.

Lately, I’ve been listening to a mixed CD my sister made for me awhile ago. She has great taste in music.

I rarely listen to the radio while driving because, no matter the station, they tend to play the same songs over and over. The one main radio station I listen to plays Charlie Wilson so much I’ve come to dislike one of his song with a passion.

Yesterday, I decided to listen to the radio on my drive home, but this time, I tuned into the station that plays what’s hot right now.

I mean, if I’m going to blog about music, shouldn’t I be current on the latest artists and sound?
The station – 106.1 KMEL for those of you in the Bay Area – is not one I tune into frequently. After yesterday, I realized why.

After 20 minutes, I came to one conclusion – I have no idea who sings what these days. Song after song, I kept saying, “Who is this, and is it the same person that was on the last record??” I swear all the songs sounded the same.

Same beat, same voice pitch, same lyrics, same everything!

The one thing that really annoyed me was the fact that I could hardly understand what they were singing/rapping. If you’ve read my previous blog about lyrics, you know I’m all about the words, and if I can’t understand what’s being said in a song, chances are, I won’t like it.

Is music really that bad or am I just getting old??

Upcoming concert alert:

Leela James and Bilial at The Grand Ballroom at the Regency in San Francisco, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28.50 (or $38.60 after all those Ticketmaster fees).

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