Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I will listen

And I will hear something different. Finally.

Laval is a small city. In a very rural part of France.

Up until a few weeks ago, I was reminded of that everyday in the car. I don't have a cd player in my car, just the radio. Which is how I got the reminders. The selection of radio stations was REALLY limited. Religious and all talk, pop and all commercials, another pop and all commercials, 'alternative' (read still pop but heavier guitar) and mostly commercials, public radio and all news, classical so mostly good but sometimes too much opera, elevator music and I never left it on long enough to know if it was mostly commercials. That's about it.

And then, for some strange magical radio-land reason, one night, at midnight (I'm not kidding), there were 15 more stations. Most of which are just more of the same but there's one jazz station with little talk and fewer commercials. So between that and the classical station and the public radio every once in a while so I vaguely know what's going on in the world, I like what I hear when I drive my car.


beth said...

Good jazz is hard to beat, but I'm a fan of the talk radio. Hope your home is warm and cozy!

Nicole said...

Beth - it is, finally. Talk radio, really? It seems like most of that stuff is doom and gloom.

Christina said...

Wow, I would go absolutely crazy without a cd player or good radio.

The Idle Devil said...

I hate it when radio stations here have talk programs...I keep waiting uncomfortably for songs to start and I'm often in the backseat where I cannot shift the frequency.

beth said...

It is quite "doomey", but lately unless they start putting the news on Elmo or Dora or announcing it in the middle of my children's ballet class, I won't see/hear it - so the car and the brief time my home page pops up on my computer is my only link to the outside adult world. (ps-I'm beginning to like Dora better than the news anyway)