I had always wondered if the rough time I was going through that year clouded my opinion of the songs, charts, and shows of that era. Here I am listening to the last show in July of that year and 7 months in I think it's clear I just hate it in general. Once R&R changed their chart methodology it sucked big time. Songs spend a week on, fall off, come back, fall off a week or two later again. The music isn't all that wonderful either.
Maybe so. I remember that period more favorably on a personal level, and I also enjoy the music more than you apparently do. However, the new, slower moving chart methodology probably did take some getting used to, for the countdown staff as well as the listeners ("How many more things can we say about Ace of Base and 'The Sign'?", they must have thought.)
I can hear them now: I saw a sign that said "wash your hands before returning to work." Think we can fit that in to a story somehow?
Somebody do some research about the origin of the stop sign!
And by late July "Don't Turn Around" is still #1, so we have to do more Ace of Base stories. Can someone prepare some stories about the aces of stealing bases? (Seriously, Casey did like to talk baseball, which he once wanted to play professionally.)
Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Feb 21, 2016 12:00:45 GMT -5
1994, as well as the latter half of the 1990s, was a rough period for me also. Could be because a lot of the stuff I really enjoyed during the 80s andcearly 90s became obsolete, thus causing a rough period, and behavioral issues across the board. It made my taste for new music from that period less enjoyable, And virtually all of the retro stuff (save for The Price is Right) I enjoyed were obsolete by 1995. I even remember during that period, I had a desire to go to bed as early as 7:00 p.m. That's not the case anymore.
Thankfully, the 21st century made up for a rough 1990s. My life had started to be more enjoyable again by 2002 - thanks to the Internet, Game Show Network, AT40 rebroadcasts, and Saturday morning cartoon shows i enjoyed in the 80s that would eventually resurface on YouTube. Plus I have a full-time job during the weekdays, though with oil revenues these days and my union collective agreement soon expiring, there's no certainty where my job will be come the spring. But if I get a layoff notice, then c'est La vie and life must go on.
Well, that's because explaining chart methodology can take up time. Did Casey ever offer a primer on chart methodology during either CT40 or AT40?
I do recall on the AC version of AT10, when they went with a different chart than R&R in early 2003, he did explain the change. I seem to recall he mentioned a similar change another time a few years after that. I don't think he ever did that during the Westwood One years. Perhaps the folks at WW1 were against that.