Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The greatest lost track of all time/ The Late Greats' "Turpentine"/ Can't hear it on the radio/ can't hear it anywhere you go...

Boo hoo hoo for shitty radio. A little snippet from RollingStone.com about radio fighting back against satellite radio:
"NELLY, AVRIL LAVIGNE, ALICIA KEYS, ASHANTI, HOOBASTANK and LUDACRIS have recorded thirty-second spots for a national radio campaign aimed at quashing satellite and online radio competition . . ."
This article from PBS' NewsHour Extra goes a little farther. Here's a quick one:
Lavigne's ad plays up radio's part of the music process: "Before I got nominated again, before the pop-tart drama, before I toured the world at 19 and 'Complicated' made things so complicated, you heard me -- on the radio."
I don't even know what that means. Beyond that, what is radio anymore other than PR and multi-national conglomeration. There's no soul (which explains why Hoobastank and Avril Lavigne are recording ads for its protection). Let it die. Viva la competition.


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