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Radio 6 Music

August 21st, 2017 · Posted by Skuds in Music · 2 Comments · Music

I tend to leave my car radio and bedside radio tuned to Absolute Radio 70s, but Radio 6 Music was the real reason I wanted to have DAB available to me. Well, that and Planet Rock.

The main reason why I do not have R6M on when I want to sleep is also the reason why I like it. The sheer unpredictability of it. Tune in and you can never be quite sure whether you will be hearing thrash metal, jazz, folk or anything in between. Tune in Absolute Radio 70s and you know you have a 50% chance they will be playing More Than A Feeling by Boston.

That is the sort of predictability you probably need when you are sleeping. All of this is because the other day I decided to just listen to the radio for a while. Not while reading a book, doing the crossword or checking Twitter; just listen to the radio. So I put on Radio 6 Music and the first two tracks played were Captain Beefheart, followed by Abba. Is there another channel that would dare to do that?

It would have been a better story if Radio 6 had been playing Boston when I turned it on, as I am sure they do sometimes.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Jane Skudder

    I stick Radio Paradise on when I’m running. Never sure what is going to happen next but they’ve thrown Rush, Pink Floyd, Patti Smith and Nick Drake at me before now.
    I could be taking notes and discovering loads of new artists but, you know, running….

  • Skuds

    I think that if I listened to music while exercising I would want to choose it and select something with an appropriate bpm.

    Of course this is purely hypothetical. I do cycle a bit now, but headphones while cycling is frowned upon and probably not recommended while trying to navigate the Tushmore roundabout.