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March 23, 2008
There’s something about radio that’s qualitatively different to other media. There’s a tendency to turn it on and just leave it on. One program follows another, voices fill the air: there’s a sense of being with company. Someone says something amusing and I laugh; someone else describes a piece of music and I listen to it more attentively than I’d otherwise do. I’ve tended to overlook the radio in recent years but after the last two days of listening while painting I think I might choose to spurn my iPod once in a while and tune into the airwaves.