Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Day the Music Died - Part II

A couple of weeks ago, the car radio stopped working.

It took me a few moments to realize, but it finally dawned on me. The radio was on the right preset, so... What the fuck...?

A quick look at the organizer showed April 1st had come and gone, but for some inexplicable reason, the worst kind of putrefaction was spewing from my speakers. Dreadful realization set it and I knew what it probably was. I didn't want to accept it, but a check with friends and colleagues confirmed my worst fears.

Strangers, people who had no concept or care of this radio stations place in Sonoma County, had changed it's format overnight. Motivated only by profit, they took from us, our friends, and the music we loved to listen to.

Here's the painful part, they were well within their rite to do so, it's their radio station. As listeners, we were simply benefiting from the byproduct of their source for commercial revenue.

So here's the thing, we can bitch and moan, we can try in vain to get idiots to see a reality different from their own, or we can bury our friend, and work together as a community to see a Phoenix rise where not too long ago, a Fox once stood.

Oh! I like that...

The Phoenix - Sonoma County's community organized source for Rock. Yeah, let's give all those corporately owned stations, the BIRD!

Check out the following web page, these folks are trying very hard to Bring Back the ROCK to Sonoma County!

Just Joe