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Reasons I Can’t Be a Dutch Radio DJ

Those who have followed my ramblings on twitter will probably know I am no fan of Dutch radio. Possibly beacuase working in a factory I am pretty much captive audience and there is nothing i can do about it.

I never listen to radio at home.

It also got me thinking how I would have a show if I was DJ. Trouble is I don’t think DJs have much say in what gets played as pretty much everything comes from a playlist from up on high. And I would probably scare listeners away with rock, folk, punk and metal.

Ach well there you go…

Other reasons I couldn’t do this?

I’m not a fan of Coldplay, Dutch radio loves Coldplay.

In my own humble opinion John Miles Music (is My First Love) is one of the most asre crushinly worst steaming piles of horse jobbie I have heard, and you have no idea how much airtime that gets over here.

I know Faith No More have released more music than their cover version of Easy, but that is a fact Dutch radio is determined to keep under wraps.

Likewise Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun.

I know DJs work in shifts, but being in a factory and hearing the same song played five times a day, everyday for five weeks would drive me nuts. Many a good song has been ruined for me because of this.