Let me start out by saying that I love to collect CD’s. That’s right, compact discs. I’ve been collecting them since I was in elementary school and had paper route money and my very first CD Walkman. I have close to 1,000 CD’s now and I still love to play and buy them. Even though I have made some ill-advised CD purchases over the years, I still must listen to the entire album at least once before I file it away. As I got older, in order to prevent having a pile of horrible albums, I’ve come up with the “2 Song Rule”. Meaning: I have to like at least 2 songs from an album before I fork over the money for it. This has proven to be a pretty useful rule. Now, though, being in radio, I get a lot of the CD’s that I would normally buy, for free! I’m not bragging, every job has its perks. But, because of this, I sometimes end up with a pile of CD’s that I haven’t listened to. At first, this didn’t bother me because I thought, “hey, they’re free, who cares if I don’t listen to them?”. But recently, for some reason, my OCD is allowing that glaring stack of unopened CD’s to rattle my brain. So, I’ve declared the rest of August a “Music Month”.
Allow me to explain. During my 20 minute commute to work, I listen mostly to talk radio. I come into work very early and America’s Trucking Network out of Cincinnati really keeps me awake in the early morning darkness. Crazy truckers! On the way home in the afternoon, I usually get caught up on that day’s episode of Lex & Terry. When I’m at home, there is always music playing. However, my wife and I don’t exactly have the same taste in music. Therefore, we usually compromise on something. That “something” doesn’t usually include a CD from my stack of backed-up Real Rock!
So, for the rest of the month, no more talk radio for the Nate Dogg. Instead, I’ll be sorting through my stack of backed-up Real Rock! Wish me luck, I’m waaay behind. No more America’s Trucking Network for August, no more Lex & Terry in the afternoon! It’s Music Month! First up, “Nightmare” from Avenged Sevenfold!