As I usually drive around with my iPod hooked up to my stereo, I don’t spend a lot of time listening to L.A. radio anymore, at least when I’m in my own car. Today I had to run errands that would involve me being in the car for less than half an hour, and I had my hands full, so I left the iPod home. As I was listening, Sean’s previous post about Los Angeles radio stations sucking kept coming to mind. Then I’d switch stations, and usually would find something that didn’t suck (except on KDAY, which was playing R&B. Not hip-hop. Come on now.)
I flipped over to KROQ, which started playing the horrendously-overplayed-even-in-drugstores “My Doorbell” by the White Stripes. Due to being in the presence of other humans who were controlling the radio dial, I’ve heard it 9832987987 times in the last three days, so I switched to Indie 103, which was playing… the exact same song, about 20 seconds behind KROQ. After amusing myself by switching back and forth between the two for a few seconds, I really, really wished I’d brought the iPod.