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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Open letter to "Alternative Rock" radio

Dear so-called "Alternative Rock" radio stations,

Its not 1996 anymore. For that matter, its not 2001 anymore either. Nobody wants to turn on the radio to hear the Offspring, Hoobastank, Creed, Limp Bizkit, etc . . . Arguably, nobody wanted to hear it back then either, but I digress. I understand that this music came out during your "musical prime," and holds a great deal of nostalgic value for you. But come on!

Over 10 years have gone by and you're still stuck in the late 90's?! And, if you actually are playing something current, it is still some horrible post-grunge alternative rock . . . or even worse rock/rap band whose sound is equally stuck in a late 1990s genre that stunk even when it was fresh.

Because really, "The best alternative rock of the 1980s, '90s and present," which you purport to play, is actually "the worst alternative rock of the 1980s, '90s and present. Mr. DJ, would you please accept the fact that you're in your 30s or 40s now. Just deal with it. That doesn't mean that you can't still be into music. As a matter of fact, I am begging you to be into music - but please, update your music. The rest of us have moved on, and the independent music scene has as well. There's a lot of good new (and old) music out there. Would you please play some of it?

Hugs and Kisses
-Music Snobs Anonymous

ps - enough with the shock-jock overly distorted and reverb-ed announcer voice for your station and/or radioshow promos. Ugh!

pss - college radio and real independent radio stations (KEXP) are exempted from my ire

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