Monday, May 02, 2005

Adam Curry: Hang the DJ

According to the New York Times, Adam Curry totally rules:

"Adam Curry, a former MTV host who developed software that lets people automatically receive these programs on Apple's iPod and other players, will produce and be host of a four-hour program every weekday starting May 13 on Sirius Satellite Radio.

...Podcasts - essentially homemade digital audio files that users upload to the Internet for others to download on demand - run the gamut from tributes by aspiring disc jockeys to their favorite music artists, to up-and-coming bands, to talk show 'hosts' chatting with their friends about everything from fine wine to fly fishing.

...'It has to be the completely unedited voice,' said Mr. Curry, who will preside over the show from London, where he lives. 'There's a whole universe of people who make music but there is no disc jockey putting it out there.'"

Have you ever noticed the dumb things disc jockeys say? For instance, some friends of mine heard some Simon and Garfunkel song on the radio, and the DJ came on and said in some kind of cool voice, "That was Simon and Garrrrrrr," as if anyone ever calls them that. Also, I heard a DJ refer to Warren Zevon as Warren "The Man" Zevon, again, as if anyone ever calls him that. I understand that DJs have to talk a lot over their shift, so they're bound to say something stupid every once in a while, but they say really stupid things all the time. I guess what I'm saying is that I won't miss disc jockeys should they disappear.

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