Saturday, April 14, 2007

Circling the Bowl

Bad Blogger. Bad, bad Blogger. I know I sort of made a half-promise or at least the inkling of "tune in next time" that I was going to make a valid post this evening. But it just hasn't turned out that way. Nor have I watched an emotionally overwrought film with which to cleanse myself of excess build-up. (Build-up of what... I dunno... mucous? Excess pent-up feelings? - Hand me a box of tissue 'cause mucous is easier to be rid of.)

In stead I ended up talking to a friend in the industry about the sorry state of the radio station where I work. Long story short: the latest ratings book was not kind to us. In a "we're-circling-the-bowl-not- unlike-this-morning's-turd" kinda way. At any rate, that wasn't at all good for my emotional unrest. I've never worked anywhere where I actually cared how we did in the ratings. Or perhaps, I've never worked anywhere where I actually cared about the management, and the people I work for as much. I wish there was a quick fix. But I don't see it coming easy. I hope they have vision. That's all I can hope for since I don't really feel it's my place to offer up any suggestions. At any rate, I'd rather go down fighting for a company that treats their staff well (like where I work) than be on top at a station that treats their employees like shit. (where I used to work.).
It's hard to watch people with so much heart and spirit, discovering that their best just doesn't seem to be good enough. I work with some really, really good people. Almost the entire staff. It's so rare. I guess that's the positive side though, so I'll just be grateful for the whole bunch of them. It's strange to realize how strongly I feel about my workplace, considering how much I truly hate my job. Bit of a paradox; that one.

Anyhoo... How 'bout another song ...one I just finished listening to. Oh so smooth and comforting at 1 in the morning when you feel like eating a tub of ice cream (good thing I don't have one.) Sade (that's SH AH DAY) for the uninitiated. hee (the mispronunciation of her name makes me giggle - not with superiority mind you, I used to call her SAY'D in the "Smooth Operator" days. But she's been around for so long... y'just have to get with the program, don't you think?)

Anyhow - enough of my babbling. "Good night", and "a dream you don't want to wake up from" to you.

Cherish the Day ***love the hip hop "jeep beats" finale.

You're ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer

If you were mine
If you were mine
I wouldn't want to go to heaven
I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
You won't catch me running

You're ruling the way that I move
You take my air
You show me how deep love can be

You're ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer

I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
You won't catch me running
I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
Won't run away

You show me how deep love can be
You show me how deep love can be
This is my prayer
I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
Won't run away
Won't shy

I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I cherish the day
I cherish the day
I cherish the day
I cherish the day
I cherish the day

3 comments:

Misster Kitty said...

When it rains...

Sorry to hear of your Work Woes. It's never easy when the place you actually LOVE to work is not doing as well as you'd want. And I totally get the 'pride in where you work' feelings. (I started working for BMS last Aug and aside from working WITH a lot of great people, I am ever impressed with the work they do and money donated etc for Cancer, Aids work in Africa, specially with women and children and so on.)

I've seen (read) a lot in the past week on the 'Book' that just came out. (I tried to figure out just how I managed to end up reading so much on the subject - not being in radio myself, and then I remembered... N@ is the reason.... I found BlogSpot through her and of course started exploring it through her links... many of which are to other radio types... curse you N@!)

Anyhoo... seems some take it ('the Book') very seriously and others not so. If you have not read N@'s reply to a comment from NewsGuyBob on her blog (It's the HAPPY EASTER post) she seems to have a fairly steady/healthy view of the whole thing...

Aside from that... I cannot help but be reminded of the WKRP (in Cincinnati) episode when their book came down... "Baby if you've ever wondered" Surely there's got to be something in there to make you smile ... even just a little bit...

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...if not and you need the mega-emotional release in the form of a movie, might I recommend "Dancer in the dark" If you've not seen it.... it'll send you into a good cry by the end... It's a personal fav of both me and my Man because:
a) it's a Musical (and really what more reason do you need?)
b) It stars Bjork
c) There's a musical within the musical (The Sound of Music... my absolute fav movie of all time!)
d) it makes you look at you're own situation and see that you're not doing so bad. :-)

And besides... if you don't cry by the end, you just don't need to! (and you have no soul) ;-)

All of this to say (rather poorly I think now as I review) I hope all is going better soon....

Anonymous said...

Dancer in the Dark is brilliant. Watch it.

Anonymous said...

Bjork also has a new CD coming out in May. Yahoo!