Thursday, January 15, 2009

Not Selling Out Or Buying in

I read this story today on Rock & Roll Daily and it warmed my soften idealistic mentality.  Indie 103.1 out of Los Angeles has been known as the preeminent alternative/indie radio station since it first hit the airwaves in 2003.  Now the station is being faced with making changes that included playing music they considered not worthy of the "cutting-edge" music they are known for.  So, instead of changing their format around and possibly making large sums of money, they said fuck you and have decided to air their broadcasts online only.

Granted, once you reach a certain age you realize the world isn't black and white and you have to make sacrifices to society.  You realize it's time to join in the with the rest of the drones and do what needs to be done to survive.  This can be done without losing your ideals, you just kinda have to tone them down.  It's just freakin' sweet to see a company take a stand and say "fuck you, we're going to do what we do best."  

I remember when the Edge radio station here in Dallas actually was "the cutting edge" of music.  I can't tell you how sad I've been for years to know that all they play is mostly, overwhelmingly, mainstream rock.  The only thing I've liked about that station since all the changes has been Josh Venable and his Sunday show.

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