Ever since being in the UK, I am constantly reminded of the little things that I really enjoy. The place where I’m staying, the current residents (flat mates) play a local radio station (102.8 Diverse for diversefm.com). The music is in a unique range, some where between chill out and dubstep. Not quite hitting either but a rather comfortable middle ground,. Worth checking them out on their website to listen to them live.
It’s not so much the genre but that is in English. Understanding the words does bring a subtlety that isn’t present in listening to k-pop. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of that loan did that I enjoy but it is just that much better to hear music you can understand and then while you are out, hearing some of the classics you know (like Phil Collins : I can’t dance, Lenny Kravitz : Are you going my way….).
I was never really into a lot of online radio stations, nor am I the kind who likes to RENT songs from Apple/any other online music retailer. Jango.com is about the only thing I have listened to but it’s not quite the same and it seems they only get away with paying “live” versions of any modern song. I only like live songs when….. well, when they are live.
The things you realize while living in a totally foreign environment.