In terms of food, I could totally go for a nice thick steak right now. I don’t care that it’s 10:45 AM on Friday morning. When is it not a good time for a thick sirloin cooked medium, or better yet a fillet mignon? Seriously, that would be the ticket.
I'd eat that anytime
But since I’m at work and the choices of food around here don’t consist of prime cuts of beef, I’ll have to settle for some popcorn and some fruit snacks. Which got me thinking about how cool it is to have food available on hand whenever you want. There are some people, really rich people mind you, that just have to make one mention of being hungry and there’s people around them that will break heaven and earth to get them the best food. That must be something. It would get annoying in a way, because what if you just want an apple and suddenly six people are shoving these platters of seafood, salad, sandwiches, and other stuff in your face. I don’t like food to go to waste. There would be some food kitchens and homeless shelters that would get hooked up with good stuff all the time if that were me. It’s not though.
Central Market store
I also thought of what it would be like if we had a Central Market type venue in my town, which is Abilene, TX. If I could, I’d go there a few times a week. Instead, we have to drive to Fort Worth about 3 hours away, so we only go there a few times a year. My wife is in love with that place, and for good reason. The selection, the amount of organic food, the beverage section alone, the butchers on staff with all the selections of the finest quality meat and fish, it’s enough to make it seem like you entered the Willy Wonka’s land of groceries. Really fabulous stuff.
What does this have to do with anything other than me ranting? Well, I’ll tell you. Not only do I think a lot about food, and the pursuit of it, but so much of this applies to what I do on my radio show. The good thing though, is it’s so much easier and more available to offer up selections of music from a wide variety of styles and artists that are not being served up anywhere else. That’s something I really take pride in. Just listen to 10 minutes of The Appetizer and you’ll know you’re tasting flavors of music you won’t find on your radio dial. You don’t have to be super rich to access it either, it’s there for you for free. Tuning in to the show is like having a music consultant on hand to provide you with stuff you’re hungry for but don’t know where to go to access it. It’s a special thing, and I hope you enjoy what you get. If not, let me know. I’ll work to make it better for you.
On the subject of things rarely tasted, or at least that what I’m saying this subject is, we’ll be partaking on a new series starting this week called “Rarely Tasted Rock.” There’s too many bands in the rock category that never get heard. We’ll fix that. There’s also too many big named bands that only have one or two singles released on the radio and when you hear it (or at least when I hear it), it drives me crazy and I start not liking the band because my experience with their music is always the same song. That is troublesome. So, I’ve got some selections from the big named people that have gone unnoticed for too long. I hope you’ll join me.
Rarely Tasted Rock kicks off this weekend, Saturday at 3PM on 91.3 KVLU-1 in Beaumont, Saturday at 9PM on 89.7 KACU in Abilene, and Sunday at 7PM on 90.5 KTRL in Stephenville. You can listen live online to any of these great stations if you’re out of the area of coverage.