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Friday, February 24, 2006
Power to the People
We've all gotten sick of hearing a certain song on the radio. I first heard Ne-Yo's "So Sick" for the inagural edition of the new Stylus singles jukebox, and I liked it fine. But then, a few weeks later, I started hearing it on the radio. All. The. Time. So now, of course, I hate it, and I really wish the radio would stop playing it.
So I decided to do something about it.
See, it's not really worth bitching to the radio stations, because they are many, and you are one--plus, they are getting perks to play what they're playing, and you are offering none. But there is one person who could instantly cut down on radio play for a given single, and that is the record company executive who is directing radio promotion efforts for that song. In this case, the guilty party would appear to be Island / Def Jam's head of promo, a probably very nice man named Greg Thompson.
Now, I could publish his e-mail and ask you all to bombard him. But that would be super-rude and probably get me in some sort of trouble. So instead, I have created a petition.
Here is the petition statement:
We, the undersigned, totally think Ne-Yo's "So Sick" is a decent song. Cool, laid-back, catchy, all those kinds of things. The thing is, it's on the radio all the goddamned time. Seriously, on more than one occasion we have turned from one station playing it to another station that's also playing it. While we admire this sort of crossover success, it's getting a little ridiculous.Go here to sign it. When it's done, I'll send it to Greg.