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Thursday, October 29, 2015

An Oldies Diary Rating System.

I listen to oldies radio stations with some frequency. Not during the workday, but usually while driving and often alternating with nationally syndicated sports talk radio shows. I'll stay with sports until commercials, and stay with oldies until commercials or songs I don't like or have heard too often.

I am 45 years old, Some oldies I remember growing up, some were around after I was born but I didn't know until I reached adulthood, and others were from before I was born. It came to me that I was categorizing songs. To be brief, I'll assign them stars:

1 star: I always switch the dial or turn off the radio when I hear it played.
2 stars: I sometimes listen to the song, but am also likely to turn the dial because I have grown tired of it through sheer repetition.
3 stars: Always keep the song on because I like it.
4 stars:  I turn the volume up because I love it.

I'd like to keep some semblance of a diary of my reactions to songs I recently heard. I'll link to this post each time. If nothing else, I'd like to see if there's a pattern to my tastes. That is, why like this song from this artist, but not this other song from the same artist? Why like this cheery up-tempo song, but not this other one?

I'm not saying that a recording is good or bad. I'm not ranking anything. I'm just reporting on how much I like it.

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