i don't usually listen to the radio. it's natasha beddingfield and rihanna and chris brown and radio announcers who aren't funny but wish they were and locally made advertisements for job openings at staples. but in the winter i have no choice, as my cd player doesn't operate in the cold. dang winter. so i listen to the news, and talk shows, and poorly done radio dramas. yesterday on the news, i heard something interesting, about a study on music conducted by some scientists somewhere. a brief summary:
Music, selected by study participants because it made them feel good and brought them a sense of joy, caused tissue in the inner lining of blood vessels to expand in order to increase blood flow. On the other hand, when study volunteers listened to music they perceived as stressful, their blood vessels narrowed, producing a potentially unhealthy response that reduces blood flow.
this study just proves something that i have suspected my whole life: country music is literally UNHEALTHY for me to listen to. as is that song "pocket full of sunshine" and anything that gets regular play on the much music channel.
i'm going to replace my exercise regimen with a good dose of mewithoutYou and an earful of mother mother.