Monday, December 12, 2005
On television they have MTV Deutschland and Viva, both of which are just as terrible. Same as MTV USA-USA. There is not mainstream media outlet that plays anything for anybody with a modicum of musical interest. There is no chance whatsovever of discovering something new. There is now college radion lurking at the bottom of the dial offering oddities and slightly less famous music. There is no modern rock station. No oldies. Hell, there isn't even a classic rock station. The classical station plays single movements from symphonies. Ridiculous. If a person only had a radio and a TV, they would never ever find anything different. The kids here are left to find music all on their own. They get absolutely no help from the outside world. They must rely on networks of friends, magazines, and internet radio. They will never have the luck of being introduced to "The Residents" from WPKN at 2:00 AM while working the night shift at a Shell station. They have to actively search for things. I didn't use to be a big fan of the American radio scene, but now see just how much worse it could be. That being said, the kids do find their music, but I have to say that their taste just doesn't seem as broad as the average music listener back home. It's a shame.
Update: For a taste of how bad it is, check out the list of songs that you have to choose from on an all request Sunday where you can request any song from a list of almost 500 hits!! posted by Kermit at 12/12/2005 01:22:00 PM |
posted by Kermit at 12/12/2005 10:16:00 AM |