Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Q2 Music, the new music stream of WQXR in NYC, sent email that included a link to a survey. I'm a sucker for this kind of thing, so, sure, why not.

Well, I had to fake the answers to a couple of the questions that were so stupid they didn't belong on a real survey ("If Q2 were a city, which would it be?"). But I was seriously alarmed to see that they were asking questions about whether you listen to their stream to relax.

Look, if I want to relax, I'll take a hot bath or a vacation. Music isn't a sedative and radio stations shouldn't treat it like one. Even thinking about this is the road to playing more Mozart and Telemann, and less of the complex and interesting music Q2 has been presenting.

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