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the end of an era

Growing up, my sister used to play Casey Kasem's top 40 all the time, Sunday mornings. I remember being flabbergasted when I found at Casey voiced Shaggy on Scooby, which isn't so flabbergasting when you consider that Shaggy was a big hippie and I'm sure C may have been (well not so sure, but the top 40 did begin in the 1970s). then I started listening to it, my pop music stage in middle school. Man, I remember hearing Destiny's Child and Jennifer Lopez and all that shit I used to love on there. and then No Doubt and my adolescent heart would skip many beats.

well, once I got into Radiohead in ninth grade, I was like "fuck this shit" (excuse my language profanity is my big vice, and interpals) and stopped listening.

but I found out today that CK did his last broadcast. and thus ends thirtysomething years...which really shows you how outdated radio is becoming, how irrelevant top 40 stations are. I only listen to XM in the car now, and before that, just my ipod. every time I listen to Star 104, it's with Jon in his car. I never listen to it otherwise and I don't recognize most of the music on it.

well here's to you Casey Kasem! I'm sorry this wasn't more profound or thought-out, but I always appreciated your closing quote:

KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND AND KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS!

Oh those long distance dedications were so heartfelt, too. but they weren't like Delilah's. uh, I think she has a monopoly on the soppy radio pap.

SPEAKING OF POP MUSIC, HERE WE GO:



I wish I appreciated Aaliyah more when she was alive. I'm on a big Aaliyah kick right now. do you remember when she died? because I do. because MTV was like "let's play her 'Diary' constantly!"

if you could hook me up with any MP3s I would love you forever.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/k5h2uj - "Are You That Somebody?"- The Gossip (Aaliyah cover)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zm1x2c- "Heartbreaker"- MSTRKRFT featuring John Legend (boy I love typing out MSTRKRFT MSTRKRFT MSTRKRFT dd they appear yet?)

- Brittany

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