Sunday, August 20, 2006

Commercial Interruption

It always bothers me when radio stations say hour commercial free brought to you by "insert call numbers here" Isn't a plug for a radio station still a commercial? Then I started to think about radio in general and even a song "single" is a commercial for an artist so radio is one big fucking non-stop commercial wave that penetrates the frequency of the space in-between everything.

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12 comments:

Rachel said...

I always hate that when they say "And here's 90 minutes commercial-free..." but then there's a station blurb, and they have to remind you in between every song that you're listening to 90 minutes of commercial free music on whatever station... Just shut up and play another song!

This is why I [heart] my iPod.

Jess said...

There is none of that crap on The Current.

Say Rah! said...

your name isn't really johnson, is it?

Brian in Mpls said...

It is! You like johnsons?

dawnmarie said...

Say Rah, it is, I can vouch for that.

BriaƱ, bad.

Jess, there isn't, but you have to deal with so many whiny, stupid songs for the good ones! And you have to listen to pledge requests constantly, which is basically the same thing as a commercial.

Brian in Mpls said...

lol

theresa said...

I like coffee.

Brian in Mpls said...

Do you like my beans?

theresa said...

maybe ;)

lauren said...

Hey, am I the only person noticing that Team Chipotle has a very distinct floral pattern thing going on with their photos?

Brian, so cynical! Of course, if you're going that route, then TV is just one long commercial of all the vacation spots you don't want to travel to, all the gear you shouldn't buy and all the health risks you should ask your doctor about.

Jess said...

dawnmarie said...
Jess, there isn't, but you have to deal with so many whiny, stupid songs for the good ones! And you have to listen to pledge requests constantly, which is basically the same thing as a commercial.


I guess I reveal my hipster colors when I say in the eight hours of my workday that I listen to The Current, I hear very little I would call whiney or stupid. There aren't many places I'm going to hear Digital Underground following Waylon and Willie outside of my own iTunes.

As for the pledge drives, I'm more than happy to put up with (and contribute to) a few of them a year in return for the music.

dawnmarie said...

i used to listen to the current, but found that I disliked more and more of the music. To each her own, no insult intended.

But the main point is that the pledge requests, etc are the same thing as a commercial.

And lauren, i son't have any flowers! I don't even have a picture. I'm part of team chipotle. Important, too, I like to think...