Category Archives: Music

Atlanta Rhythm Section: “Imaginary Lover”

When all the others turn you away, they’re around.

Burning Sensations: “Belly of The Whale”

Somewhere the sun is shining on this world, but not for me. Two lover’s hearts are rising. Oh, how long before I’m free?

Atlanta Rhythm Section: “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight”

Tomorrow I might go as far as suicide, but I will not let it bother me tonight!

Gerry Rafferty: “Baker Street”

Just one more year and then you’d be happy, but you’re crying. You’re crying now.

Across The Universe: “With A Little Help From My Friends”

Gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Dire Straits “Walk of Life”

And after all the violence and double talk, there’s just a song in the trouble and the strife…You do the walk of life.

Rule #2: Never Trust Clear Channel Communications

I was listening to Real Radio 105.3 yesterday, and at 10:00am, I heard what I thought was the opening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. The steady heartbeat never gave way to any clattering or even a recognized vocal personality. Instead, some electronic explosion encompassed my stereo:

“Atlanta! Ya no se la egual!” (Atlanta, you know no equal!)
“Vive la differencia!” (Experience the difference!)
“Pronto….” (Soon….)
“Viva ciento cinco punto tres.” (Viva 105.3)

I thought it was a hoax, but I double-checked with ClearChannel, who issued a statement declaring their intention to open new doors to a Spanish-language format in some of their markets; the first being Atlanta with Viva 105.3 (WWVA-FM) and Viva 105.1 (WVWA-FM). Seems a little ludicrous to simulcast on two frequencies–especially when they’re so close together.

Atlanta radio now, officially, sucks. I have been a long-time fan, but I am forced to keep my presets on 96.1 FM until I can secure an alternative.

Guess I have to move back to Athens to get some decent stations.

Viva Owl Radio (WKSU-FM)

“Clear Channel Radio Expands Commitment To Spanish-Language Radio”