Your voice can be really annoying. You smile and that’s good but your attempts to build a rapport between yourself and the listener comes off as crass and fake. I’ve tried to get over it, I’ve tried to get on board with your witticisms and internet-savvy ways, but I simply cannot. Sadly, you’re getting closer to that condescending dj I have come to hate in other stations, particularly in the morning. When I listen to 93X or B96 in the morning, I feel like they’re talking to me like I’m a dog who should be happy with the shit food he’s given day after day. “Do you like that? Do ya? You DO, don’t you? Of course you do! Good boy!” That isn’t you. That isn’t you yet. You seem to represent all that is going wrong with the Current. The mellowing of the playlist, the increased repetition and the inclusion of shit like Coldplay. You’re growing ever closer to the worst block party ever-promoting Cities 97. Bland. Coldplay, Gin Blossoms, Dave Matthews. Is that what’s next? 97.1 without the commercials? More time for overplayed Garbage?
Stop calling music that is over six months old ‘new’ music. It isn’t new, not in music terms. There’s so much coming out at all times that you literally have no excuse for not turning over more of your playlist. Except that people like things a little bland. Ketchup is indeed to spicy for some Minnesotans. I get that. So you need something to calm us down and make us feel comfortable, which in a manner of speaking paves the way for the introduction of new music. Still…
Bon Iver got old after a month. He’s good, no doubt, but he’s not that good. Ditto for Cloud Cult.
It’s good that you’re proud of local music. I really appreciate that because nobody else (save Radio K) really acknowledges our musicians for more than an hour a week.
I know you know better. Please start acting like it.
PS – This could have been summed up with, “Hey Abney! You’re the only one who plays Hole. Nuff said.”
PPS – If you’re still pissed, which is understandable, given this was written from a shitty place and perspective, go here for my follow up.