But I have to quickly mention that I was listening to the radio in the car the other day. Regular FM radio. Weird because we usually listen to XM radio, but I hadn't done it in a while and I wanted to see what was out there.
The answer is nothing.
I couldn't find a single station worth listening to. So I started to play with the dial. I came across one station that was playing a song just beginning. It sounded really familiar so I hovered there for a moment. Turned out to be "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Disgusted, I moved on.
Then I thought about it for a moment. Whoe the fuck are they playing "Eye of the Tiger" for in June of 2009? I mean, what exactly is that demographic*? I wanna know. What kind of retard is still groovin' to "Eye of the Tiger" in this day and age? Seriously!
*UPDATE: Apparently, just about everyone else but me, according to my comments. Sigh! - Earl
And I'm not just busting on the era. The next station I landed on I stuck with for awhile. The first song that was playing was Prince's "Raspberry Beret" and the next was Bon Jovi's "Wanted: Dead or Alive". And while those two tunes would never find their way onto my iPod, I had a decent enough time singing along to them by myself in the car. And I understand the chasm that exists talent-wise between Prince (and Bon Jovi, I guess) and Survivor. My point is that there are good songs and good artists from that era.
But "Eye of the Tiger" isn't that fucking song, and Survivor isn't that fucking artist! It was a horrendous song by a mediocre band only made popular by an overrated, popular film. Period.
I ask you, dear readers, what would anyone possibly want to listen to this crap today? Is there really someone out there that still digs this? I don't get it.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Survivor. On the radio. In 2009!!!