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August 1st, 2005

The next single...Miracle Drug? @ 11:28 am

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I'm currently hearin: Miracle Drug-U2

 
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From:rational_twists
Date:August 1st, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

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Honestly, as great as U2 is and as much as Americans love them just as much as the next continent... I think their music is too intellectually superior for conventional US radio.

Hmmm, scratch that, it sounds really snobby and I hate when people plug their bands like that. But I can't think of any other way to describe it. I just don't think that a lot of Americans have the right mindset to be blown away by something like "Original of the Species" or anything off of Atomic Bomb really, with the exception of "Vertigo" which just has a catchy tune. Unless you have a personal connection with the songs on that album, it's kind of hard to "get" them, sort of. I don't know, those are just my thoughts. I'm kind of pessimistic about Americans, I guess. :/
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From:hachiemachie
Date:August 2nd, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)

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No worries. I'm an American and I'm pessimistic about Americans most of the time.

I refuse to listen to the radio anymore because in the U.S. almost all the stations are basically owned by one or two major media corporations so it's not really about music anymore. They just repeat the same crap music over and over again until it's hammered into the heads of the zombie-like masses that they really need to buy Popstar X's CD and any other merchandise they can stick that person's face on. Ack!
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From:rational_twists
Date:August 2nd, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)

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Ahhh, another fellow American pessmistic about our own country! I'm a New Yorker too, so maybe that adds to it? Hahaha.
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From:typewriterking
Date:August 2nd, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)

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America doesn't just have Top 40 stations! I live next to this great classic rock station that will play songs like 'Stairway to Heaven,' 'Hey Jude,' and yes, 'Where the Streets Have No Name' in their entirety. I first heard 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' on that station; a very long time ago.

I swear, you are right on the mark about the so-called adult contemporary stations. The one near me has an extremely short playlist. Typically:

Starting an hour:

1. Five for Fighting, Superman 2. Coldplay, Clocks, 3. Train. Calling All Angels 4. Our Lady Peace...

Then at the end of the hour, I've heard the same crappy O Town song twice, and Train is rolling in again. By the end of the day, I've probably heard the same song by The Calling five times, and Train ten times. As a ritual, they play without fail the same Three Doors Down song every hour in the day.

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