If it wasn’t for the radio, I’d never be introduced to new music (new and new to me “new”).
What is this a sign of? Advancing age? The times?
If I am listening to the radio, I am likely in the car (the stations are pre-set from the previous owner so I just mash at them till I find something that I like or don’t dislike). Or I’m at the office. Or someone else’s office, the doctor’s, say, or the dentist’s.
But offices tend towards Top 40, which to the untrained ear (mine) sound like one long indistinguishable song with commercials jammed in at prescribed intervals.
Or they play “oldies,” the criteria for which are becoming increasingly arbitrary with time (like 50’s “Oldies”, 90s “Throwbacks”?). No help there, not for the uninitiated.
At my previous office, they played talk radio and podcasts. Even less help there. For all I know, they’re playing such things still. No music. No new (or “new”) music.
As for me, I will continue to experience new music as it comes, one song at a time, one car ride at any given time…
Unless I hook up the Bluetooth – which of course I will – with my playlist of exactly 8 songs, circa 2003.