Sunday, 5 April 2015

Rule #277: Radio DJ's

Why, oh WHY, do radio DJ's have to talk through the beginning of every cool song?

Not that I'm an Aerosmith fan (see entry #321) but I do dig the soothing sound of the bass line at the beginning of Sweet emotion. However, every time it comes on I have my hand on the volume button listening to:


...Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetemoooooooooooooooooooshuuuuuuuuuuuuuun... The sweet bass line gone again!

In 1906, Reginald Fessenden transmitted the first audio radio broadcast in history also playing the first record, that of a contralto singing Handel's Largo from Xerxes. I wonder if Reginald talked through half of Largo? I doubt they would have put up with crap like that back then. I bet Handel would have kicked his ass.

The build up to the vocals is a big part of the song. Listen to the live version of "Balls to the wall" if you don't believe me. Sends shivers down my spine every time I listen to it. If a DJ ever talked through that, I'd go down to the station and kick his ass myself and afterward I'd stand over the bloodied body of the wimpering DJ, point skyward and proclaim  (in deep radio announcer voice)"THAT'S FOR YOU HANDEL" (and Udo Dirkschneider) COMING UP NEXT.. SPORTS AND WEATHER!

In the new world, radio DJ's will complete song introduction before the song actually starts.


  1. DJ's are stupid!

  2. Do you think it would be ok to use Spotify for radio DJ purposes? or would that be way wrong....

  3. Oh hell yes. British DJs are notorious for talking over the beginning and ending of songs.. Some of them even insist on singing along. I want to hurt them.

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