Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not yet, please God

So I'm just back from three shifts of curling and decide to veg in front of the tv for a bit and watch Law & Order. I haven't watch any of the new episodes in years and it's apparent I haven't missed much.

But that's not the thing that's traumatizing me. There's an ad on right now advertising something called WNIC - a Detroit radio station that is already playing Christmas music 24 hours a day. It's November 12. What kind of sick, demented bastard wants to listen to a single Christmas song at this time of the year, let alone 24 hours of it, day after day.

I only pray that the radio station is completely computerized. Because if there are DJs then I imagine they will be criminally insane by the time Christmas comes along.

Don't get me wrong...I like Christmas. I have no choice, really, given how much Cathy loves it. If I were a scrooge about it, I honestly wonder if we would have gotten married. But this is way too much, way too early. And you're sure sign that I'm right about this is that Cathy agrees with me.

Our rule is no Christmas music until December 1. It's the only sane thing to do, really.

Last Five
1. Ex-pats of the blue mountain symphony orchestra - Matthew Good
2. Cheating on your - Franz Ferdinand
3. Idaho - Josh Ritter*
4. Sweet Caroline - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
5. Your cloud (live) - Tori Amos


Way Way Up said...

OH God....I remember this station from my university days. I'm not sure if you've had this displeasure of every hearing their idiotic little jingle where they sing out the station's call letters and name but it's uber-annoying. Can't get it out of my head

Jackie S. Quire said...

I don't know dude.
I would NORMALLY be the same way. But I'm spending Christmas this year in Rankin... and started ordering presents at the end of October.

So while I'd normally comment something along the lines of "sing it sistah!" ... this year, well this year I can't wait to start humming those catchy little songs.

Though admittedly, 24-hours a day for the next month and a half is a bit excessive.

towniebastard said...

I actually have most of my Christmas shopping done, so it's not the whole "Oh God, I refuse to accept the reality that Christmas is almost upon us." Living in the north, you really do have to get a jump on some of these things.

No, a 24-hour Christmas radio station feels a bit too much like a gun to the head saying "We will make you get into the season, fucker."

Plus, and here's the sacriliege...most Christmas music is awful. For every one genuinely nice or clever Christmas song (the last good, new song I can think of is "Maybe this Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith) there are dozens and dozens of utter dreck.

So a radio station with a 1 to about 30 ratio of good music to bad is even worse than usual for a commercial station. And that's pretty scary.

Anonymous said...

Hey could be fun.. Maybe Bernie Smilovitz and Bill Bonds migrated to radio and are spinning those xmas records. I can see Bernie losing it after playing the Royal Guardsman's Snoopy's Xmas for the 400th time

Lucy said...

I'm with you. December 1 is my rule as well. I saw a picture up on facebook last week (friend of a friend type deal) that a lady had taken of her DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE. She's probably one of those who leave it up most of the way through January too. I hope its artificial. I can't imagine having a Christmas tree up for two straight months...

Some people's children!!!