The Sounds of Now

My love for all things radio

Garrett Jackson
Feb 14, 2014 · 3 min read

“The little mosquito-delicate dancing hum in the air, the electrical murmur of a hidden wasp snug in its special pink warm nest.”

That’s from Fahrenheit 451. Apocalyptic future and indifferent populace aside, I think its a nice description of what I feel every time I slip in my earbuds. Thank you, the ever prophetic, Mr. Ray Bradbury.

But radio has grown up and it has leveraged what it leverages best. Our imagination.

By forcing you to paint pictures in your head and tying the threads and weaves of your synapses together, the stories you hear on the radio bind to you. If I’m ever struggling in a conversation, I pull out a concept from a recent podcast like I draw on my own memories. It becomes a part of you.

    Garrett Jackson

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    Pop/Internet Culture. Podcasts. Books. Music. Movies. TV. Adjunct professor of the Legend of Zelda timeline theory.