Friday, December 2, 2016

I Need To Get Off My Ass And Put Some Tunes In My Rig


I replaced the dash speakers a couple of weeks ago in my vehicle.
The original 1983 AM-FM radio is still in the dash and it works, kind of. As with most old radios like that, the switches have gotten dirty contacts and the sound is less than optimal to begin with.

The antenna mount on the fender is really loose so I just took the whip off last year and threw it under the seat.
This makes for VERY limited channel selection , when I can pick up any at all.

The other night when I was coming home from work I flipped the thing on and started the usual fruitless search for some tunes. It's only a fifteen minute drive but what the hell, ya know?
I actually found a radio station that was coming in strong.

It was playing Christmas music....

I hate Christmas music.

I started cursing under my breath and twisting the knob but it was that or nothing.
So I am driving along and waiting for this Christmas tune to get done so they could move on to something else.
No dice, another one comes on immediately.
I turned the volume down a little and kept on my way home.
I listened to that shit out of one ear all the way home and as I got to within a block of my house the announcer comes on and gives the call sign for the station and then I hear,
PORTLAND'S ONLY 24 HOUR CHRISTMAS MUSIC STATION.

*Click*.

You gotta be shittin' me.
It wasn't even December yet.

The wife just asked me what I want for Christmas.

I'm thinking new fucking stereo.

It's going to be a long month kids.

4 comments:

  1. I don't know why, but I always hated Christmas music, too. Even when I was a kid. I always say that I only like one Christmas tune. "Uncle Bernie's Farm" by the Mothers of Invention. It's more like an anti song about commercialization.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xJtnPRRVNg

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  2. When I was a kid I worked one summer at a park called Santa's Village. That summer I listened to my lifetime allotment of Christmas music. By the end of the summer I was throwing rocks at the speakers.

    Still have a cassette player in van, and lots of cassettes. Maybe not the best sound, but who can tell over the roar of the big turbo diesel?

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  3. Go to Crutchfield.com and look for something that fits your vehicle.

    Good selection, great prices, and unlimited tech support if you need it.

    I've been buying stuff from them for years, and they've never let me down.

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  4. I believe you humans invented xmas as to impress others with your sadistic humor

    Wildflower

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