Thursday, October 13, 2005

post the seventh

I've been working (well, observing) at a special education school in American Fork for the last week, so I've been carpooling up there and back every morning. While riding up there this morning, the song "Beverly Hills" came on the radio. I'm not the biggest fan of Weezer, but I like the song, so I sat back in my seat, content. About a minute into the song - just long enough for me to really start getting into the song - the driver decides that she's had enough and switches the song.

To a country station.

I wasn't driving, so I clearly didn't have control over the radio. I was bummed, but felt it would be improper to say anything about it. I let it go.

On the way home, it happened again, only with a better song this time: "Take Me Out," by Franz Ferdinand. This was one of the songs that I liked so much that I would actively search through radio stations to hear it this summer. We got twenty seconds or so into the song, at which point she switched the station.

To the Goo Goo Dolls.

After listening to that drivel for a few seconds, she started scanning through radio stations, complaining that there wasn't anything good on the radio. "You just skipped an awesome song! Of course there's something on the radio!", I thought to myself, but dared not speak. She even went back to the original station a couple times to see if it had changed, so I got to hear four more .75 second snippets of my song.

Repeat this process, but with Collective Soul's "The World I Know."

I understand and appreciate the fact that all of us have our own musical tastes. I mean nothing personal against my friend who was driving. It just made me sad to hear such wonderful music, only to have it taken away from me.



kirsa said...

There's a couple of Goo Goo Dolls songs that I enjoy, but most days, I'd much rather listen to Weezer or Franz Ferdinand. Country music never graces my car speakers (or at least, it didn't back when I had a car, and it doesn't when I borrow my parents' cars now). And Collective Soul wins out over anything else.

Anonymous said...

Country is evil except for two songs: "She's My Kind of Rain" by Tim McGraw, and "Sants and Angels" by Sara Evans. Besides those two, nothing country is good.

Anonymous said...


in my opinion.

Kris Trevyn said...

Ew I hate that Beverly Hills song, but I do love Franz Ferdinad. Have you heard their new album? Amazing!

Next time she switches in the middle of one of your songs, switch it back and give her a meaningful glare. That should work.

The Lolita said...

Country is t3h s|_|ck.

No really. It is. I'm not being sarcastic.

Oh great, now I sound even more sarcastic.