Thursday, December 29, 2005

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

I’m back from New Mexico and just waiting until I leave again for New Year’s. Time in my former home-state, as I mentioned before, usually does me some good.

Yet, I have one tiny complaint. When, oh when, did the radio in Albuquerque get to be so bad? My parents live in the mountains, so it is at least a thirty minute drive to see anybody/anything. Sure, I could have used that time for quiet contemplation, but I wanted some tunes, man. What did I find instead?

First, evangelical Christians seem to control forty percent of New Mexico radio. Next, that Spanish-language stations in New Mexico gear their stuff to mariachi rather than modern. Finally, Albuquerque must be filled with some easy-listening fanatics (I suspect it is all those Anglos who are constantly sunning themselves on rocks).

Basically, my drives into the city consisted of forty minutes of the following:

“. . .The first time ever I saw your face . . .”
“. . .Personal savior. . .”
“. . .Aye, aye, aye. . .”
“. . .John Tesh Radio Hour . . .”
“. . .Reborn in his greatness. . .”
“. . . De Colores . . .”
". . . Lady in Red . . ."
". . . Mi Rancho Grande. . ."
". . . God spoke to me in a wetdream . . ."
“Welcome to the all Bee Gees network. . .”



Helen the Felon said...

I love Mariachi music. Seriously. Disturbing, I know.

If it makes you feel any better, the radio in New York is the worst of anywhere I've ever been. Worse than North Dakota, even. It's inexplicable, and even more disturbing than my affection for mariachi music.

GayProf said...

Helen: To be honest, I have a soft spot for Mariachi music as well (love might be too strong a word for me, though).

Still, it didn't really fit the driving mood, ya'know?

Aethlos said...

That patty hearst comment was so good i had to put you in my blogroll... hope you don't mind. :)

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