When I was much younger, (well, actually just in high school, but that is a little over 10 years ago now, eep!) I used to make mix tapes from songs I liked on the radio by taping the bottoms of cassette tapes and when I heard a song I liked, I’d rush over and hit record. It was always annoying when the DJ would cut in at the end of the song, and sometimes I inadvertently taped over parts of other songs I’d recorded.
So today, I am thankful we have improved from that and that now I can dial up (is that an old idiom now too?) my favorite songs and skip the ones I don’t like.
I use a site called Slacker Radio at work because it uses minimal bandwidth, which is key when there’s a lot of other things going on on the network. I like it pretty well, but unless I pay for a subscription service I can’t pick exactly what song I want to listen to.
Today I thought I’d listen to the Top 40 and ended up skipping a lot of the songs. I am not so impressed with the music situation back home so I’m glad I still have a few more months for it to get better and until then, I have a skip button.