7:21 am, Wednesday morning the 12th of September, 2012
as I wash some dishes as the coffee brews, 88.1 – the local college station of choice, has the new semester DJ play a tune.

Did he play it “ironically”, as young hipsters sometimes do? As a “deep cut” to strut his most excellent knowledge of music? As … aw hell. I’m old.

The Smiths – remember when they were new and edgy??

sigh. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now. From Meat Is Murder, which saw the shores of the U.S. in 1985. 1985  is a long time ago. A very long time ago…
Huh. Could it be that about then I was at 1 Trinity, in the down & out bedroom, tuning in the esoteric noise from the left hand side of the dial, where I heard this:  FM -Phasors On Stun? (oddly, not this one Wait! it is this one – “Phasors on Stun” / “Dialing for Dharma” – Passport Records, 1978 by the Canadian band FM. Wow. The internet is A-MAZING!!)

Wait – no. I recall the stereo was on the headboard from hell – a triangle of momentous proportions, not the way too cool for school (and Scott, even) waterbed extraordinaire! Sigh. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Ok – seems to be a bit of a theme over at WKNC this morning- they’re spinning LCD Soundsystem’s I Can Change, and also a Fugazi track, so … damn. College radio stations – they’re soooo cool!! Jacob seems to be lucid – apparently taking requests, so maybe it’s all just a universe sharing its treasures thing.

Liar by Hank, maybe, 1994? – that was me listening to UT Knoxville’s college station. Of course, in the pursuit of all this collected knowledge I find the cast of Glee singing a cover of ‘Run Joey Run’ – whoa!

Well, there ya go. An old guy just having some coffee, listening to the radio… sure it’s just like it used to be, right?

Be good to yourself. Be good to others.

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