Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Radio.

There ain't nothing
in this world
like listening to the radio.

Shuffle mode is our best attempt
to counterfeit it.

Sure, you feel joy
when the unexpectedly perfect song
comes on shuffle.

But shuffle is still limited
to the music you've previously chosen.

It's not the same
as being handed a gift
from the radio gods.

With the radio,
anything is possible.

Literally anything.

Only on the radio
could get the guilty pleasure
of listening to
"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
and "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri
back-to-back.

Only the radio
could be playing
(arguably) my two least favorite songs
of all time
on consecutive stations:
"Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flats
and "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson.

You can never realize
how much you like
"Hollaback Girl"
and "Hey Ya!"
until they come on the radio.

I only wish
there was a way
that my radio
could automatically
tune in
to any station
playing Taylor Swift
so I don't just catch
the last chorus of "Blank Space"
every
time.

I bet Hey Ya! just came on.

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