November 23, 2011 – Annoyance

Before I get into the show itself, I need to address something:

I really wish people would stop calling the show to confess various crimes they’ve committed. It’s not that I mind all that much on a personal level and to be honest I imagine it’s a bit cathartic for both of us. The problem is it puts me in a very unfortunate legal situation. There’s no DJ-Listener Confidentiality and I’m receiving a steadily increasing number of harrowing phone calls from various government agencies. They’re scary, and I want them to stop.

So as a request to the few listeners I have:
Don’t tell me if you killed anyone.
Don’t tell me why you did it.
Don’t tell me you’re sorry.
And for God’s sake, don’t ask for help getting rid of the evidence. That’s not my bag.

No more, okay? Just stop. I’d like to be able to sleep again.

So let me tell you about anime. Did you know I love anime? Well I fucking do. I love anime. If I were given two lists of things and was then asked to choose the list I preferred, the first step would be to see if anime was on either of the lists. If one of the lists contained anime, I would choose that list. If none of the lists had anime then 1) They’d be shitty lists and 2) I’d use a more complicated system aggregating how much I liked the various things on each list and then settling on the one with the highest likability quotient. But it has never come to that, because most lists have anime in it. And I fucking love anime.

That said, I don’t really like anime. But for whatever reason I got trapped watching 51 episodes of a show called Kaiji (about a dude who sucks at gambling and cries all the damn time) over the course of the last few days. I am not proud of this, and I am now happy to say that that its over with, and I can move on with my life. However, the effects of this marathon manifested in three key ways:
1) A slow, steady erosion of the notion of my own self-respect.
2) I found a band called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. They did the title theme to the second season and that theme is awesome and this band will probably come a The Equivalent staple. They make me happy.
3) I was not able to prepare much of anything for my show this morning. No intro, no news, no fake requests, nothing.

That turned out to be not an entirely bad thing. In fact, the show went surprisingly well. There was minimal IPod involvement, there were a lot of interesting covers, and I finally got to hear Pat Boone after years and years of eager anticipation. I was not disappointed. I got Booned. I’m okay with that.

But this show was out of the ordinary, unfortunately. It didn’t go how I wanted it to go. Maybe people preferred it to the usual turgid dross that I feed the transmitter, but it’s not about those people sometimes. Sometimes it’s about me. I matter. God damn it.

Now I’m in a bad mood.

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