I was thinking about this today because my local college alternative station was playing Serge Gainsbourg’s “Requiem pour un con” and I realized how luckily I was to live in a place where I can drive in my car and listen to a song with French lyrics that translate to:

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“I composed it just for you

In your sordid memory

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It’s a pretty theme

Don’t you see?

The ressemblance to yourself?

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Poor cunt”

Being somewhat obsessive, my presets are by frequency.

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1. 88.5 WXPN (aforementioned college station)

2. 90.1 WRTI (college jazz and classical station)

3. 91.1 WHYY (NPR station, shut up)

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4. 98.1 WOGL (classic station with interminable DJs)

5. 102.9 WMGK (harder classic station with equally interminable DJs)

6-9 repeats of the first three.

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AM 1-9 KYW 1060 (local news headlines, traffic, and weather)

I have no other AM presets, because AM radio is terrible.