RE: What the heck is happening to "ALTERNATIVE" music???

Joe Barrera (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 15:09:07 -0700


Who cares what MTV thinks is or will be in? Who cares what gets labeled
as "Alternative"? The only real reason to care is to make sure that KUCI
or KFJC (where I live) or whatever doesn't duplicate what's already
being played to death on other stations (in other words, so they can
actually provide a little-a alternative to the commercial stations).

I listen to the radio mostly just to add to my knowledge of what's out
there, so that I know what to buy. Most of my time I spend listening to
CDs in a somewhat ahistorical fashion. This week I'm listening to a lot
of Robin Hitchcock and Skinny Puppy and Bongwater. Last week it was Ella
Fitzgerald and Wire. This probably labels me as a musical retard,
especially because I'm listening to way too much OLD music. Oh well.

- Joe

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