Country California

Country music. Seriously.

Live Blogging Country Radio, Part VI

Health Tip of the Week:
Only listen to country radio in short doses with something else (like blogging) claiming the majority of your attention. As with the sun, prolonged exposure and staring directly at it may be injurious to your health.

  • 11:27 AM: Go go gadget radio!
  • 11:27 AM: Right in the middle of a commercial block.
  • 11:28 AM: “Growing taller is an important milestone for any child.”
  • 11:28 AM: Is that really a milestone? It’s sort of an ongoing thing, I think.
  • 11:29 AM: Nascar event is happening in this area.
  • 11:29 AM: And they know that all of us country listeners are interested.
  • 11:30 AM: Okay, I think they might play some music now.
  • 11:30 AM: Taylor Swift time.
  • 11:30 AM: I think it’s “You Belong With Me.”
  • 11:31 AM: “She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts, she’s cheer captain, I’m on the bleachers”
  • 11:31 AM: How long do you suppose high school angst will fuel Swift?
  • 11:32 AM: At a certain point it’ll get awkward. Maybe around the time she hits 25 and is still writing about what happened 7 years ago.
  • 11:32 AM: Yep, Chet Flippo. This is definitely country.
  • 11:33 AM: Is this a Swift original or a Jimmie Rodgers cover?
  • 11:34 AM: I have trouble telling sometimes.
  • 11:34 AM: When John Michael Montgomery is in Sacramento, this is the station he listens to… according to him. But I’ll bet he’s telling the same thing to other stations. Cheater.
  • 11:35 AM: Anyway, it’s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” now.
  • 11:35 AM: Say what you will about JMM, but it’s pretty tough to not sing along to this one.
  • 11:36 AM: I’m feeling a little nauseous, but I trust that’s the couple pills I just took and not the radio station.
  • 11:37 AM: “Living for the Night” by George Strait.
  • 11:38 AM: This sounds like something that would have been on The Road Less Traveled.
  • 11:38 AM: Pretty lush for a song slated to appear on an album called Twang.
  • 11:39 AM: It worries me a little.
  • 11:40 AM: “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” by Darrell Scott.
  • 11:40 AM: Just kidding… by Travis Tritt.
  • 11:41 AM: Radio is coming off pretty clean this time, but there’s still time…
  • 11:42 AM: What’s Travis Tritt up to, anyway? We need his voice on radio again.
  • 11:42 AM: Especially without the producing touch of Randy Jackson, dawg.
  • 11:44 AM: Why can’t every day be just this good? True.
  • 11:45 AM: We’re bringing back “All Summer Long” to be this year’s summer anthem, apparently.
  • 11:45 AM: Because “Bobbi With an I” just isn’t going to cut it.
  • 11:47 AM: Ah, Kid Rock. I just can’t hate you.
  • 11:48 AM: Now it’s “Do I” by Luke Bryan.
  • 11:50 AM: “Remember when we didn’t have nothin’, but a perfect-simple kind of lovin”
  • 11:50 AM: That line just rolls off the tongue like sandpaper, doesn’t it? If we want to communicate that it’s both perfect and simple, let’s just string those adjectives together. Songwriting is easy.
  • 11:52 AM: Luke Bryan’s new album, out in October, will be called Doing My Thing.
  • 11:52 AM: That’s pretty bold. I believe it was thought up by a trio of giggling fourteen year old boys.
  • 11:53 AM: Commercials again. And the exact same ones, too.
  • 11:53 AM: It’s like deja vu.
  • 11:54 AM: Go go gadget radio!
  • 11:54 AM: Right in the middle of a commercial block.
  • 11:54 AM: Okay, so the next commercial is different.
  • 11:55 AM: Time’s almost up. I have a feeling we might be finishing with a commercial block.
  • 11:55 AM: We’ll see if they get back in time to start another song.
  • 11:56 AM: One more minute!
  • 11:56 AM: This will be a close one.
  • 11:57 AM: I don’t know how Ansel Adams would be as a wedding photographer.
  • 11:57 AM: (I’m too lazy to describe the whole commercial to you, so that’ll just have to be cryptic.)
  • 11:58 AM: Okay, time is up. It’s been fun, radio. See you next time.
Enjoy this post? Tell someone!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon

Prefer email? Nothing wrong with that! Prefer email? Nothing wrong with that!


  1. I can’t stand that Taylor Swift song (the first of hers in a while that I truly hate)… but the rest of your listen was tolerable. You’re getting off very easy on a lot of these. I’m gonna give you a link to one of my local stations where a typical 30 minutes is: Rascal Flatts, weight loss commercial, Taylor Swift, tanning commercial, Carrie Underwood, weight loss commercial, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

    • Wow. You didn’t get many songs there. I guess I could be thankful for my local station for playing more music in 30 minutes if they didn’t play crap to make up for it. You almost had me with Darrell Scott, which floored me. Ditto to Travis Tritt. Great blogging. Thanks for taking one for the team.

  2. The deja vu part was amazing.

  3. You must be a glutton for punishment C.M.. Even if someone paid me to live blog KKGO 105.1 FM here in Los Angeles I couldn’t do it! My head would explode long before the 30 minute mark from an overdose of Miley, Taylor, Carrie, and Rascal Flatts. Why they still claim to be a country music station escapes me….

  4. You know what would be fun? Live-blogging Sirius. Almost nothing but gold, assuming I was not blogging just one channel. Would that be cheating? ;-)

Leave a Response

If your comment doesn't show up right away, it hasn't been lost. Give it a few minutes.