The so called oldies station does a pretty good job of avoiding playing the same songs every day, but they do have the habit of rotating what seems like 15 or 20 greatest hits cds all day long. This is how I heard “That’s the way I’ve Always Heard it Should be” on the way to Jaime’s place and “You’re so Vain” on the way back (both by Carly Simon). It always amazes me how much pop music changes over the years. At one time, “That’s the way…” was actually considered deep and insightful, maybe some people still do… Nowadays it really sounds self absorbed and obvious. Certainly compared to “You’re so Vain” it pales in comparison.
I keep threatening to add to my website, I think the next part will be about how to approach and enjoy various types of music. My own types include rock, jazz, hip-hop, popular, country, and classical (with a little “c”). Popular music can take on the trappings of some of the other types, but is set apart in a couple of ways. If I ever get this amp thing started I’ll get right on this… Just one more thing added to the list.