I don't own an iPod and I don't subscribe to satellite radio. I just listen to the regular old boring radio while I'm driving.
Because I want to be surprised by a good song!
I want to hear that song. That one song I haven't heard in forever that sounds so good that when I finally hear it I feel like I'm stretching a muscle I haven't stretched in forever. That one song that makes me jerk my hand to the dial and turn it up as loud as it can go so that it can soak into every pore of my body.
I pretty much live in a state of expectation. And disappointment. Because it so rarely happens.
I get so bored flipping through the channels trying to find a good song that I'll land on one I just.... know. And I'll keep it there. That's how bored I am. I'll listen to a song I've heard too many times through the years, and there I am, bouncing around in the car, singing along to it, happy to think I've cured my boredom.
After about 15 seconds, I'll realize I'm singing along with passion to something like this.
When I catch myself being happy simply because I recognize a song because every other song is so much worse and that I'm singing loudly to it, like it's some long lost treasure, I laugh. Which is a small pleasure in and of itself.
Cracking myself up has always been a lot of fun.
I gotta take it where I can get it these days.
There is a song now that when it comes on, I instantly turn it up and start moving around and singing.
In a good way.
Hey soul sister
Ain't that mister, mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move
Ain't fair you know
Good thing too. Because it seems to be the only song radio plays anymore. I heard it three times in 45 minutes, on the way to a meeting this morning.
By the third time, I was singing and sort of cracking myself up. But, it still drew me in.
I imagine that at some future date I will download it on my fantasy iPod. And when I hit shuffle it might come on at some random moment. In that fantasy, I'm not sure I'd move around and sing or crack myself up.
Either way, I imagine it'll be a fun moment.