An Open Letter To The Classic Rock Station Up By Me...

Dear Northern Michigan's Classic Rock "The Bear",

I understand that, as a classic rock station, you have a limited playlist, but you play a ridiculously disproportionate amount of Seger. I mean, at this point, I wish he'd quit talking about it and just fucking go to Kathmandu already for Christ's sake.

Some Guy


Dr Zibbs said...

I saw Seger twice in the early 80's so take that.

teri said...

You would think that with all the rock out there that they would have a better playlist.

maybe you should send them some suggestions?

Micgar said...

I know what you mean-we had a "classic rock" station out here and all it was was Seger, it seemed! And just the same Seger songs too-Old Time RnR, Katmandu, and maybe once in a while, Hollywood Nights.

SkylersDad said...

This post reminds me of the old SNL routine called cafe Ozzie, where the strolling musicians only played Sabbath.

Bubs said...

As a recent tourist who fled south in disarray after being exposed to your so-called "classic rock" I applaud your stand!

Bill Stankus said...

And the kicker is... Seger was never a big deal back when so-called classic rock was current.

Besides, what the hell is classic rock?

Mnmom said...

But he has great hair, doesn't he?

#1 Seger Fan said...

Do you have something against Seger? What did he ever do to you, except bring to you musical joy?

Please reconsider this post.

#1 Seger Fan

vikkitikkitavi said...

Bob Seger, popular in Michigan. Imagine that.

Here's the playlist from my local classic rock station:

1. Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
2. Love Her Madly - The Doors
3. California Girls - The Beach Boys
4. LA Woman - The Doors
5. Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
6. Riders on the Storm - The Doors
7. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas\
8. Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys
9. Break on Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors

Repeat as necessary.

GETkristiLOVE said...

"Is that a woman or a man?"

Spooney said...

Here's the playlist from my local classic rock station in Central MA:

1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. Old Time R&R
3. Stairway to Freebird
4. All Right Now
5. Brown Sugar/Jumpin’ Jack Flash
6. Won't Get Fooled Again/Behind Blue Eyes/Pinball Wizard/Magic Bus
7. Black Dog
8. Hey Jude/Birthday
9. You Shook Me All Night Long/Highway to Hell
10. Take the Money & Run/The Joker/Keep on ‘a Rockin’ Me Baby
11. Money/We Don’t Need No Education
12. Running w/ The Devil/Jamie’s Crying

Thank the good lord New Wave & Indie Rock came around & saved my brain.

Amy said...

I've noticed a lot of Eagles when I'm out that way, too.

Doc said...

And for once, "Go with the Wind!", try being "Like a Pebble", tell me about your "Day Moves", skip the "New Coat of Paint", and get the F*CK OFF "Main Street"!

And don't tell me about "Old Time Rock-N-Roll", it's all old. Ask Tom Cruise.


BeckEye said...

The rock (and not just classic) station in Pittsburgh HAD to play at least one AC/DC, Lynryrd Skynryd, and Aerosmith song every hour or apparently the city would explode.

The funniest part was that when they took requests, I can't tell you how many assholes would wait on the phone, braving the constant busy signal, and when they finally got through, they'd request something like "Simple Man." They could've just waited 20 minutes.

lulu said...

I'm going to Kathmandu in October.