Finding your favourite radio station is just a matter of working out which one has the most of the same "best of" albums as you. We’ve found ours, it appears to be GOLD-FM.

Problem is, they keep playing the same damn songs. I’d swear they had a bunch of tapes, each with a different half-hour of songs, and they play each tape once every few days. That’s why you’ll hear Boomtown Rats’ "Don’t Like Mondays" twice in one weekend. And why Billy Joel’s "Only The Good Die Young" seems to pop up so often. And just don’t talk to me about Dragon’s "Are You Old Enough".

Still, just finding the station is a major task on our older, slightly defective stereo – the FM dial is out of whack, so you have to turn a little to the right of the advertised frequency. You can tell the stereo is old because it’s silver, not black. And most of the case is made of wood. That’s how old we’re talking. I’m telling you, it’s so old it doesn’t have a ‘CD’ input, just an ‘AUX’.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.