I have only a radio in my car, and did until I was in college (FM transmitter for iPod saved my life!). Not a tape deck. No CD player. Just a radio. So I spent all of high school waiting for a good song to come on. And most of the time
Day 17: A Song You Hear Often on the Radio
The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
Here’s the thing: I am really dumb about music. I have no idea how to pick up new bands whatsoever other than word of mouth. If not for the radio, I never would have listened to the Black Keys, who I really enjoy.
Or, while I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I became attached to this little ditty (adult contemporary station ftw) that’s nowhere to be found on Pitchfork:
Ray LaMontagne – “Beg, Steal, or Borrow”