Snow in September & Indian music on Canadian radio: Did Michelle Wie win?
No, Michelle Wie hasn’t made a cut. Hell hasn’t froze over.
You’re just caught in a shockingly early British Columbia snow shower.
This was the scene as I drove from one golf course to another. Granted the snow only came in about a half hour stretch of mountain pass. And the temperature that dropped from 68 to 32, went back up to 58 when I reached the next destination. Still, snow in September is nothing to sneeze at.
Unless it gives you a cold.
It’s only part of the Canadian driving experience out of the Okanagan - a land where there’s a winery for every two holes (no kidding, those numbers are fact) - though. Even more chilling than the September snow is the radio.
Drive through towns here and you’ll see signs on the side of the road telling you the number of the local radio station. This seems sort of cool. Until you realize why. They need to tell you the number because that’s the only radio station you’re getting.
If you’re lucky.
On this trip, I ended up passing through a section without a local radio station. This left me with one Vancouver station breaking through the static - an Indian music station with a very English-speaking DJ.
The songs came out in Hindi, though they were mostly techno. Not that you could hear much but the beat anyway. The DJ shouted over every one of the tunes with his personal exclamations. Most went along the lines of “Yeah, feel it” or “We’re going now.” He’d repeat this ad nauseum for about the entire 15-minute length of the songs (Indian songs are long).
Lesson: Don’t get stuck in the September snow with a horrible English DJ spinning Indian tunes.
This is no throw-away advice. It happens more often than the Marketing Machine wins.
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Also, the music does sound a little odd, but Canada outside of Montreal isn't known for great techno. In fact, Europeans think any vocals at all in techno is just too mainstream, maybe it clashes with their "X" high...
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