I've taken to listening to Raven Rock, the local radio station, at work in the past few weeks. I used to listen to CBC Radio on the computer, but tech support quashed all streaming audio and video. I can't really blame them, they do eat bandwidth. I just wish they would have left me my CBC Radio.
(Yes, I can listen to CBC North, but since most of their programming is in Inuktitut and it will be a long, long, long time before I get a basic grasp of the language, there isn't much sense listening to the station.)
Anyway, that means Raven Rock and their generally eccentric playlist.
Full disclosure mandates that I volunteered briefly with the station. Nice enough, but it wasn't for me. Plus, I had this new job, so that was that.
So I was listening this morning when the morning DJ, Tracy McCaie, played what can only be described as a Super Set of Evil. There were five songs, but I was honestly not paying attention to the first two. For some reasons Informer by Snow caught my ear. That was followed by Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.
And that point, the station had my attention. I was wondering what McCaie could possibly play to complete the Evil.
It was The Macarena.
In a way, I'm a bit in awe. That's some truly terrible music in a short period of time. If I had been paying proper attention to the radio, I might have gone mad and pitched it out a window. I normally don't mind McCaie's taste in music. At worst, it's unobtrusive. At best, she plays some good stuff. And hey, she's forced to play that hour of country music. Even she admits to hating it.
But I don't know now. I might have to reconsider. Anyone who would put together something that evil merits watching.
I needed something to cleanse the mental palette, so I'm downloading Hawksley Workman's latest, Treeful of Starling from iTunes. Hopefully that will do the trick.