Monday, August 28, 2006

Some Like It Hot?


Overheard on the radio last night while driving home, from a woman that called in to request a song...

"Yeah, my girlfriend's moving away to Virginia next week. This is kind of our last big hurrah before she goes. Can you play "Some Like It Hot" by Robert Palmer for us?"

Overlooking the fact that someone wanted to hear "Some Like It Hot" because one of her friends was moving out of state (and, I grant you, that's hard to overlook) my larger question is this....

Who calls in a request to a radio station at this point? I mean, seriously. You don't own the song? You like it that much but you don't own it? And you can't download it? Doesn't make sense to me. I can't imagine a single scenario where I'd need/want to call a radio station to request a song.


Random Fact: "Some Like It Hot" was not a Robert Palmer solo-project. It was credited to Power Station, the band he fronted at one time in the 80's. It does, however, feature these lyrics...

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on
Some like it hot, but you can't tell how hot 'til you try
Some like it hot, so let's turn up the heat 'til we fry


Think about that the next time a friend of yours moves to Virginia...

1 comment:

Hadley said...

I don't like to fry at any point, even in Virginia.