orangerful: (paramore)
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As I drive halfway across the country and my husband flips through SiriusFM channels, I have come to the realization that I've never been a radio person.

In middle school, I was obsessed with The Beatles and listened to them non-stop. My Walkman was always on me with an album or mixtape. When I got my own car, I kept mixes on hand for driving around (thanks Napster).

I just can't stand most stuff that gets radio airplay and then the songs that I like they play so much that everyone hates them. For example, I really like Paramore and Ed Sheeran but since Tim listens to radio all the time, he hates their singles.

This also leaves a gap in my pop culture knowledge but nothing I'm upset about. I know the good stuff. ;-)

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Date: 2017-06-23 09:45 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
I listened to the radio a lot in high school because I had one in my bedroom. Anything else required going downstairs and sitting in the unheated* living room with earphones so that I wasn't inflicting my music on anyone else (my parents).

I didn't get a tape player of any sort (nobody in the family had one) until college, and even then, it was incidental to the turntable and radio. I don't think that my parents realized that I would use it.

Of course, this was 1985...

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Date: 2017-06-24 12:41 am (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Impalamusic-crazypandabear (SPN-Impalamusic-crazypandabear)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I would partly blame Sirius. We had it free for several months when we first bought our car and then last year we had a free week for some promotional reason. There was one station that had some music I hadn't heard in a while but honestly I found the playlists repetitive and very hit oriented which means they're playing stuff one's heard more than enough.

When I first got my own car having a tape player was a must. I listened to music all the time in my teens and twenties. That's dropped off a lot, although in the last decade or so it's more because we have an all-talk NPR station in town so I am usually listening to that programming or else I need silence to work.

We hardly ever used the CD player that was there automatically in an intermediate car. I'm not sure the current car even has it, but that USB jack is a must -- although what we listen to on long drives are audio books, not music.

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Date: 2017-06-25 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thenewbuzwuzz
I love The Beatles! (And I don't enjoy radio much.)

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