leave your inhibitions at the door
….but it’s freaking me out.
A couple years ago, I wrote a post about how I Rule The Radio. I highly recommend you read it because it’s probably the only time you’ll see references to The B-52’s and Kyrgyzstan horse-milking music in the same place. Heck, it’s probably the only time you’ll see a reference to Kyrgyzstan horse-milking music AT ALL.
In the post I mentioned how, one morning on Facebook, I questioned the music being played on a local radio station. Later that same day that radio station changed formats – as if they saw my Facebook status and realized that they had to make a change for their own good. Coincidence? No. Validation of my musical taste-making? Damn right. I was willing to overlook the fact that some radio station was creeping on my Facebook status because it was a cool compliment. But another change in radio format has got me all paranoid.
A couple weeks ago, one of Detroit’s sports talk radio stations changed format after only a couple years. The new station, nicknamed “The Bounce” advertises itself as a “throwback hip hop and R&B” station playing songs from those genres from the 90s and 00s. The very first song I heard on the station was:
Tupac’s California Love
Followed by Wreckx-n-Effect’s Rump Shaker
I would’ve stayed in the car longer, but I had errands to do. When I got back into the car, the next two songs I heard were
Blackstreet’s No Diggity
Tag Team’s Whoomp There It Is
Whether or not it’s a cool format could be up for debate – though in my mind it’s a choice between whether it’s awesome or FUCKING awesome. But what not up for debate is that it’s some next generation, NSA-is-spying-on-me level of creepiness.
I know just how you feel, homey.
All those songs – and just about everything else they’ve played since switching – are ALL ON MY IPHONE. Whoever “they” are – the radio station, NSA, the Illuminati – they stole from my private music library. Or they’ve bugged my car and are listening in. They’re probably monitoring my laptop righ—
I gotta get out of here.