Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Things that make you go hmmmm

The other day I was getting ready to to out. While getting ready, I was blasting Q101. Q101 happens to be Chicago's alternative radio station. It tends towards heavier bands, which is what I dig. The louder, the faster, the better for me. I love the same types of music I always have. My age has not mellowed me out. I love Korn. Slipknot, Rise Against, NIN, Breaking Benjamin, Sick Puppies, 30 Seconds to Mars - all these bands and more are what Q101 plays. The problem? Turns out I am so NOT their target audience. Neither my age nor my gender make me someone that they cater to. Yet, I can't stay away from it; At home, in my car, at work (when I'm not listening to XRT) I just wonder if I'm an anomaly. Am I supposed to no longer like hard/fast/edgy music after I reach a certain age? Is that what happens? I mean, I do love allll of my various types of music, this just happens to be the one that I come back to the most. Am I one day going to wake up and crave adult contemporary? *shudder* Or show tunes? I can't let that happen. I just can't.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

No one ever craves adult contemporary or "lite". You only listened if that's what they demand you play at work. Guh.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

hard music is mostly dude rock, so it's true that you are not really their target audience.

But I'm with you. I've never lost my taste for metal and prog and punk, while most of my contemporaries have. Next time you're at a hard/loud show and see that one or two gray haired guys standing in the back, think of me.

Of course, we won't join the pit, because we'd be likely to break a hip...

Von said...

They don't do the pit right now a days.
I am a follower of the Black Flag version (the ORIGINAL version!) of the pit - bend knees, drop low, circle circle cirlce kick kick kick!!
Damn we were sooo cool.
None of this just throwing yourself into someone else b.s.

fish said...

Saw Black Flag in New Haven once. Damn good show. Only time I bled.

Von said...

new hero = fish
I never got to see them live
sigh

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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

me neither Von.

I did take young zombee to see Rollins' spoken word though....

Von said...

I have seen that.
He's so wicked cool
AND
plays a bad guy on Sons of Anarchy.

Another Kiwi said...

It's a bit odd to find yourself in a demongraphic that you are not supposed to be in. I like to think that it is screwing up the demongraphics when it happens

Von said...

I pride myself on messing with demographics.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Turns out I am so NOT their target audience. Neither my age nor my gender make me someone that they cater to.

Is it the ads that throw you, or the sk8trr b0i attytood?

I always used to be the pit protector- I usually went to shows with a friend who was eighty pounds, soaking wet. She'd launch herself around like a pinball, and I'd always run interference so she didn't get crushed.

Von said...

B4 you are good people. I'm charmingly chubby, always have been, so I learned *quickly* how to mind myself in a pit.
I think it's the b.s. that the djs talk about. I don't want to hear about boobs and short shorts. I want to hear music. Good music.

Another Kiwi said...

I think that there must a job in radio called "The Booster". This person stands outside the booth pretending to crack up at everything the "Kracked and Karrraaaazzzy Morning Krew" says.
There can be no other explanation. Self delusional behaviour of such magnitude as to think that they really are funny would prevent the practitioners from any semblance of societal enmeshment.