Saturday, February 18, 2012

Do You Believe in "Majic"?

Dear Majic 102.7,

As my local oldies station, you played an important role in my early music education. You introduced me to Elvis and Aretha; when I became obsessed with The Beatles, I tuned in for Beatle Brunch every Sunday morning.

Fast forward to 2012. This morning on my way to work, I tuned in expecting to hear "Midnight Train to Georgia" or some such classic. What I heard instead was this announcement: "Majic 102.7, playing songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s."

I won't break it to you gently, Majic, because it needs to be said. I forbid you from playing 80s music. I know it's harsh, but do try to understand. You are an oldies station, and songs from the 80s are not oldies. Why? Because I was alive in the 80s, that's why.

Did you even consider the psychological damage you might cause to thousands of almost-30s? Is that what you want? No, I won't let you do that to others. I won't let you do that to yourself. I forbid it. It's for your own good.

Alright. Glad we had this talk.