Ah, another wonderful day, another series of disasters.
As I drove home from work today, scrolling through the stations because I had Cassie’s van, my car having decided this morning was a fine time to, like, die… so no CDs…
I had to wonder.
Station after station of, well, crap.
Where are MY peeps?
Where is the geek station?
Which number on the dial is the station that plays a mix of video game music, sci-fi and fantasy TV and film soundtrack cuts and remixes, and has multiple talk radio shows featuring discussions about the latest video games, awesome sci-fi or fantasy films or TV series, comic books, role playing games and the latest anime releases out of Japan?
It would be profitable… come on. We get told by all the news jackasses how our entire generation does nothing but slack off, smoke pot and play video games all the time. Well… tap our demographic, damnit!
You could pursue the ad revenue from big media companies, gaming companies, Red Bull and Mountain Dew and Guinness, that lucrative bubble tea crowd, Best Buy and Gamestop and Frys, all those products targeted at, well… me.
And damn it, don’t feed me some talking heads that don’t care about the subjects and are just talking to hear themselves be on the radio as famous celebrities. Don’t get more wanna-be movie stars or actors that are taking a gig on a gaming show because it’s a stepping stone to something better. What they’re doing should already BE their dream gig.
Get me some real damn geeks and hardcorps gamers and music lovers and enthusiastic people. They’ve gotta be real. Don’t get more processed, spam-in-a-can velveeta morons to cram down our throats as our designated spokesmen or women. It’s geek or nothing.
I want a talk show about collecting geek items, both in game and out. How to maximize your chances of getting rares out of your trading card game decks, catch the shipments of action figures on the right days, and farm those hard to get pets and mounts from your favorite game.
I want a talk show where they’ll gladly spend an hour discussing their proven techniques for working the various dice to get just the right high rolls for making a character. Not just the triple sixes for 18s… I’m talking about that double ought for Strength, kicking it old school.
And I want that, not on some satellite radio, not on some obscure podcast I seek out… I want this prime time, in your face, 24/7 in my town.
Doctor Demento taught me that there IS an audience hungry for this. No matter where I went in the service, in country or out, there were jarheads hungry for getting demented.
Let’s blow up the tow truck, fish heads fish heads, existential blues boot to the head demented.
So, somebody, get out there and do a start up, take over a radio station and put me out a channel worth listening to before I blow my stereo out the dash.
I’ve got money, damnit, I spend it on stuffs, don’t people out there want to cater to MY interests for a change?
Just saying, a little pandering wouldn’t be any problem.