Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facade #103

So when you are picking people up does anyone else change the radio station or put in a CD as you pull up to their house?

21 comments:

Peter said...

Depends who I'm picking up!

MTZ said...

Nope, blaring contemporary Christian music 24/7, unless the teenage daughters change it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, lately the CD has been Hopko on "The Lord's Prayer"

Reader John said...

Rarely. My musical tastes are very eclectic, and some of what I listen to is not others' cup of tea. But the radio's usually on NPR.

Anam Cara said...

The driver determines the radio station/CD. At least, that's teh way it works around here.

You want something else? Drive yourself!

mamajuliana said...

Driver rules the radio...and CD player! Plus, I love to see the expressions on some folks when they get in the car and hear what I am playing! Can start some great conversations...once I turn the blasting music down, of course!

Matushka Anna said...

I haven't had too many opportunities to be picking someone else up (if all of us are in the van there are no more seats available), but back in the day when it was only me, I'd leave on whatever I had on. I kind of liked to see their expressions. (c; It was almost never mainstream.

discourse said...

If you to an Orthodox friend's home and they are playing chant, and make sure they point it out in case you missed it, that is a facade.

I try not to play death metal around new company myself.

DJ said...

I do not, but I may turn it down so that it's more background noise and won't interfere with any conversation. If there's every any awkward silence I turn it back up.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

The radio in my car has died and the car itself isn't worth buying a new radio for. And I don't think there is a CD player.

Adam S said...

Yes.

If I am not "sailing away" with the Styx, I am a "Juke Box hero" with Foreigner, or simply remembering being "Young" with Journey.

When I pull up to the driveway, the inside of the car will be silent so as to lead the rider to believe that I am a reflective, peaceful, and quiet person and that I am not so out-dated to where I listen to 1980's music.

S-P, is this the sort of confession you were looking for?

Handmaid Joanna said...

I turn the radio off so I can converse with the person. Esp. my Mama, who can't hear that well when background noises are present.

David T said...

I'm not sure I change actual listening material now--just the volume.

Back in college, though, I distinctly remember cuing up a CD so that a particular Sting song played as soon as a particular cute girl (who had asked me to give a lift across campus) got in the car; for some reason, Sting was sort of the Barry White of the Humanities set at that time.

J.D. said...

Not a problem, as I am always listenting to Lyle Lovett aka and formerly, Mr. Julia Roberts

Jodie Anna said...

I used to do that when my husband was a (Protestant) pastor. I didn't think most church members would be ready to know their pastor listened to death metal...

Jesse said...

Dad -
That's too short for a blog post. It belongs as a "status update" on Facebook. Get with the times.
- Your social media expert and son.

s-p said...

Adam S, You are absolved. :) I remember back in the 80's a friend picked me up (he knew I was a minister) and he had the "smooth jazz" station on his radio. I said, "so is this what you were listening to when you pulled up?" He grinned and said, "no, I was listening to the heavy metal station". He said, "How'd you know?" and I told him I do the same thing, depending on who I'm riding with. So I was just wondering...

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Folks need to have their artistic horizon's broadened. I say, turn it up.

Anonymous said...

Radio is a sin...we are expecting the End of the days and these contraptions and gizmos that use the so-called "radio-waves" only help secular people go deeper into prelest. What we need is just our prayer-rope.

I really feel offended that a so-called "Orthodox" site promotes such blatant secularism as something normal.

Elder Sauromann the Traditional Con(-vert)

Anonymous said...

I don't even care for heavy/death metal, and yet I find something oddly comforting in finding that so many of you here like it.

Larry Anderson said...

Definitely not into heavy metal. But I can totally go for a little Bela Fleck electric banjo music...