As a follow up about to yesterday’s post that I fired off while I was waiting for take out – on my phone – the inspiration came from two sources. The first was obviously the travel. But the second is satellite radio.
I had thought about this when I first experienced satellite radio. While it was cool that you could get a massive amount of music, and that you could listen to Toronto’s CBC feed and get shows two hours earlier, the appeal dropped quickly. Why? Well because satellite radio isn’t grounded. It’s a place-less extrusion of content. The music is a “global” playlist. Likely dictated by the content providers, not the listeners. That’s the only way that I can explain the disjointed nature of the still 2 hour playlist. It also explains why the fill, while very Ameri-centric, is also focused on a few topics, that even after not listening to their selections for over a year are the same now as a year ago.
Local radio, reflects the community it broadcasts from. So as one travels that “local sound” is left behind. But not really, thankfully many stations now broadcast online as well. This way, you can still get your home morning show to get going in the morning, or other shows to match your needs. Granted, one must make adjustments for time, but that not withstanding, there is still another way to bring home with you.
So this morning, I hit up Tim Horton’s for breakfast (the continental breakfast at the hotel wasn’t going to cut it – no real protein to be seen), I cam back to my room to watch CBC and listen to Now Radio and CBC while prepping for the day.
Now these are my reflections based on the relatively small amount that I travel, but what about those people who never stop moving? Well then I would think that those are the people for whom chains, satellite radio and the like make anywhere they lay their head home. I know there are many of those out there as well.
Ok enough odd rambling for now.