I don't know about others, but I'm getting bored of hearing the same-old same-old, repeated endlessly.
Exactly why I never listen to radio any more, and haven't for around 15 years. I play CD's at home and in vehicle, record live shows off PBS (Austin City Limits and Soundstage are both excellent) or did when I had a TV working, now I don't have the antenna hooked up, that's how much TV means to me...it's no better than radio.
I came from the 60's...yeah I'm a bald headed hippie. Didn't like AM radio then, FM was just becoming popular, but after a few years the FM stations that were playing whole albums and B cuts gradually evolved into clones of AM radio playing nothing but the same top 40 as AM and the same insult-to-your-intelligence commercials, the same Dj screaming at you, I just got sick of hearing the same few songs constantly and even the Classic Rock stations are syndicated, played off a tape or CD and if it's not on their playlist it doesn't exist.
I called in a request for a song off a CD I knew the station had, they had already played another song from the same CD, the DJ told me it was not on their playlist, he couldn't play it...on an all request day..."You say it, we play it" was their advertising line. I quoted that ad, then told him I guess you should change that to "You say it, we still play just the few songs we want to."
And quit listening to radio altogether.
Then there's the "new stuff"...what little is actually music, is drivel. 3 power chords and someone to scream some inane lyrics, some make up that makes you look 3 weeks dead and you have a successful band...that or some moron screaming insults, obscenities and degrading nonsense along with a bass drum you can hear for 4 blocks. It's violent, vulgar, rude, insulting and 12 year olds listen to nothing else. what's even more distressing is their parents LET THEM...along with letting them walk around town with their butts hanging out of their pants.
I won't even try to be tactful about it, rap is the worst kind of foul, disgusting garbage I've ever heard in my life, I'm absolutely astounded people will let 6 to 12 year old kids listen to anything so rude, insulting, degrading and obscene. Metal, while not my cup of tea, still actually resembles music. They do play guitars and basses, drums, even if most of it is pretty rudimentery 3 power chord dead simple songs, and sometimes the direction the lyrics take makes you wonder if it's a better style for your 12 year old to listen to...but it does have a melody line, does use something besides a sequencer (which doesn't require the ability to actually play an instrument) so it does actually qualify as music.
In my area, bands are few and far between, I've had flyers up in every music store in the area for 3 years and got 2 calls, at the clubs here you're doing good if you make more than $75 each a night, (in 1985 I was making $100 a night and up, that's not progress, folks) and if you want to play at all you'd better have a longer country list than rock. And I HATE country...my father tried to ram it down my throat, screamed and cussed at me for 30 years because I liked rock, I absolutely despise country, and still have to play it if I want to play around here at all. And can't make anywhere near decent money for doing it, and can't find musicians dedicated and serious enough to try to put together a band that can play better venues outside the local bar scene.
OK I'll quit ranting...
Your friendly neighborhood old hippie...stuck in redneck land...