I was talking to a D&M listener and he told me a surprising fact about himself.  He hates, HATES Tom Petty.  Every time it comes on the radio…he switches the station.  I was blown away.  I always figured that we all liked the same era of music, and while some stuff might not be our favorite, we would certainly hang out for the next song, right?

Nope.  We got flooded with calls from people who would stab themselves in the ear before they would listen to, say, Meatloaf.  Not any specific song, but the Artist.  Are we being, "Paid by REO Speedwagon?" Asked one caller.  He was tired of hearing them.

It was an eye-opening experience to say the least, reading all these emails.  AC/DC? Hate?  Who knew?  Tom Petty?  American Girl?  Wha?  The following email:

"Another band I can't stand is tom petty...Everytime I hear him I pray or a fiery meteor to come crashing into earth right where I'm at to save me and relieve me from the hell I'm in when I hear him!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

That's a lot of exclamation marks.

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