Another reason Philly is Suck Ass

You'd think that in a reasonably metropolitan area, one could expect at least three or four good radio stations. In Philly, there is only half of one. 88.5 plays good music some of the time (and of course I define good music as music I recognize, so you'll have to keep that in mind; they do play more indie/artistic music but I am not very hip and so don't know many of thge songs). Here's what else is available for your listening pleasure:

*At least three Jesus stations, one of which is often deceptive because they'll play alterna-Christian rock that only gives itself away in the chorus, so it'll be fairly normal and then burst into: "That is why my God is the only man for me/That is why I am part of his family..."

*2-3 country stations which seems disproportionate to the possible demand because I feel like only about 10 people in the entire city of Philadelphia would listen to country music.

*Sports/talk radio.

*"Soft rock" which means 24 hours of Air Supply.

*Dental chair classical music.

*A couple of hip-hop and rap stations, but again, I don't like them if only because I am not familiar with the songs and I kind of hate Eminem.

*THAT'S IT.

Every morning on the way to work, I flip through the stations dozens of times until I can find something that I don't hate and it's usually the same song (that one that's popular by some band right now with the chorus: "This ends tonight...This ends tonight." I'm afraid the song might be from the soundtrack of One Tree Hill?).


I"m trying to find Shawn a cat to take the place of the other three (though Henri doesn't really count) and this kid at work has a mama calico who is super super cute. I am torn because I love calicos and they don't come around that often, but I feel like it would be not nice or disrespectful to Gretel (my favoritest and now dead calico cat). But look:

This is not the real one who is available--but she looks an awful lot like this.




Comments

Liz said…
My dearest Aimee, forgive the long comment but there are some things I need to address:

*24 hours of Air Supply is not as bad as you might think.

*There is always NPR (90.9) to listen to. Although they repeat stories a lot so if you listen at 6 and then at 7 - same damn story.

*Let Shawn find his own cat. Which you probably won't do so at least don't get him an adorable, Gretl doppleganger.

*Thank you for your comment about Christian rock. I have often found myself lulled into thinking i might be listening to some new hip song that i just don't know to get the ole bait and switch at the chorus. It's encouraging to know I am not alone.

That is all...
Aimee said…
Okay, fine, I'll check out your radio station. Do you want the adorable Gretel cat for yourself? Hmm????
Anonymous said…
why? why a cat for the man you are leaving? be strong. let him be catless. let him look for a new one, and rue the day you left.

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