July 24, 2014

Listening To The Radio...

The other night I was driving home from work and I decided to manually search through all of the radio stations because I was bored and I came across this random station playing "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" by Weezer, so I left it on. After the song was over the people on the air started talking about how the Blue Album, which the song is from, is twenty years old and they were playing it because the station "Is looking back to the summer of 1994 to explore the hits, defining albums and pop culture of 20 years ago."

After the shock of realizing that the Blue Album is twenty years old, I started listening to the station (Which happened to be WNYC 93.9FM Soundcheck, it took me a while of listening to figure that out) and I cannot tell you how entertained I was.

Here is what I was actually listening to that night...

And here is the article the Soundcheck website had up about the Weezer thing I was listening to, which was entitled "Summer '94: Comedian Hari Kondabolu On The Golden Age Of Weezer"

Looking into Soundcheck I found that they have a podcast up on iTunes, I think I'm going to give it a shot.
Description: WNYC, New York Public Radio, brings you Soundcheck, the arts and culture program hosted by John Schaefer, who engages guests and listeners in lively, inquisitive conversations with established and rising figures in New York City's creative arts scene. Guests come from all disciplines, including pop, indie rock, jazz, urban, world and classical music, technology, cultural affairs, TV and film. Recent episodes have included features on Michael Jackson,Crosby Stills & Nash, the Assad Brothers, Rackett, The Replacements, and James Brown.

I'm really glad I decided to search through the stations. It was a nice change of pace and I enjoyed listening to what John Schaefer and Hari Kondabolu had to say instead of listening to "Problem" for the millionth time.

When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by what was on the radio?


  1. I graduated from high school in 1994. My reunion is this weekend. I'm in denial that it's been 20 years.

    1. Ooh. Are you going to your reunion? I watched Sharknado instead of going to my ten year reunion last year.