So, I've written several stories for the B Side that have made a big deal about music that elicits nostalgia and all sorts of deep feelings. While that's all well and good and easy to write blog posts about, I don't really listen to Paul Simon and the Beatles every day (it's more like every other day). I wanted to share with you all what I listen to every day while slaving away at my 9 to 5, with absolutely no grandiose nonsense about how it makes me feel like a natural woman.
All day at work I listen to . . . the radio. I know that sounds strange, but my town has what I think is the best radio station in the world (or at least the best station I've ever listened to). Minneapolis is home to The Current - a public radio station that is exactly what I want a radio station to be. The Current is great because they play anything and everything, whether it's new music, indie, random golden oldies and, (GASP) even local music. You can hear David Bowie followed by the Decemberists followed by Girl Talk. Since it's a public station, it feels like a community and just like the B Side, it doesn't feel judgmental. And, best of all, there are no commercials!
It really works for me, because I don't like to spend money on music, and I'm too lazy to be illegal.
Anyway, I just wanted to share in my delight with some fellow music lovers.
Think you've got a better place to listen to all day . . . let me know!