Detroit to Bloomington
I find the radio stations I’ve been running across fascinating. The cities are usually the most entertaining to me. Columbus had a really good alternative station; Detroit had this raspy-sounding guy blues station and a funk station, and Bloomington, IN had this program showing all genres of local artists that was actually pretty good. Public radio also always features interesting stories to break up the doldrums. But these are rare. Most often I just get static. Or the same 5 pop songs. If there’s only a station or two within a given area though, one has to be country and one has to be Christian related. I never realized quite how much country music permeated this entire country. I mean obviously it is popular, but the fact that all other genres seem to only exist in the cities is just fascinating. Yet I will continue to listen to the static instead of country. The Christian stuff gets annoying though. I don’t mind gospel music, like the Blind Boys of Alabama or something, but Christian rock kills me, yet continues to get me every time. I think that I’ve finally found a non-country station, that I just don’t recognize the current song, but the next one has got to be good. And then I actually catch a lyric, or even worse listen for 10 minutes only to go to commercial and hear the thinly disguised name of the radio station. I hate it and am disgusted with myself, but it has to happen at least several times a day.