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Now THIS is scary....

On my way home from the gym tonight, going up and down the radio dial, I encountered the dulcet tones of the song "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."

No, I am not making this up. One of our radio stations, as of 5 p.m. today, October 28, switched to all-Christmas song format. Let me repeat the month for you, in case you don't know if you read that right: OCTOBER. Just in time for Halloween.

See, I have independent confirmation of this: Time to carve that pumpkin to the sounds of the Grinch

If you're looking for me, I will be off somewhere jamming ice picks through my eardrums.

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georgelicious
Oct. 29th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
THIS is why I only listen to NPR on the radio.
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Me, it's mostly NPR or CBC. I don't even know why I have ten presets for FM and ten for AM on my car radio.
georgelicious
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Same here. We're car twins I think, you drive a Stratus, right?
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Yep... four door, charcoal gray one.
georgelicious
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
White four door myself. New acquisition. Not a huge fan but it's peppy and gets good gas mileage.
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Peppy and good gas mileage are good things to have. Congrats!
georgelicious
Oct. 29th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
We'll have to park next to each other sometime.
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
We'll get a line of Stratuses going. It'll look so coordinated.

Is this a good time to make some sort of weather joke, like "We should do this on a cloudy day"? Probably not.
georgelicious
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Next Dream Cruise.
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
If the Mustang people can do it, we can too!
maxauburn
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
This is why I don't listen to radio stations anymore... not in at least 14 years!

That.. and the fact that I almost never hear the music I love best (1962 - 1977) on any radio station.

And when they do play an old song, it's always the same old songs - no variation.

Can YOU remember the last time you heard a song by The Move, Lothar and The Hand People, or The Knickerbockers on the radio?

I can... and it was sometime back in the mid 1970's!!
songdogmi
Oct. 29th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
I still try listening to radio. Sometimes I hear new songs on certain stations, and that's what I'm really looking for. Well, either that or local news, traffic, and weather reports. If I wanted to listen to classic rock and pop, I probably have it at home already.

I actually haven't heard of three of the four musical acts you listed. I think I heard of The Knickerbockers, but it would've been years since I heard anything by them.
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songdogmi
Oct. 31st, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
The year without anything but a Christmas
But what about the Boxing Day sales? (You know, the anniversary of when Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in 1938.)*

* Old joke. Sorry.

Edited at 2011-10-31 06:44 pm (UTC)

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songdogmi
Nov. 1st, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
And every cable channel will show the film A Christmas Story every four hours.
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