I was riding high from my awesome job interview yesterday and then I woke up and saw a message from a guy I used to work with. We are both die hard Adam Corolla fans and we saw Adam and the gang live together when they came to Sin City.
So, I wake up and I have this text message waiting for me "Oh my god - are you listening to this?" I knew he was referring to something being said on the Adam show, but I figured it was a fucked up guest or some crazy news story, I wasn't prepared for what I saw next. He says "they are taking Adam off the air". I turned on the live broadcast in lightning fast speed and he was right. Tomorrow is the last day the Adam Corolla show will be on the air - due to the fucking economy.
How does one of the highest rated morning shows with an ever growing population of listeners go off the air when they are in their heyday? Well, it's a lot cheaper to play music all morning rather than paying a whole crew of people to talk for four hours - am I right? Even though his show is doing very well in the ratings, they decided to pay him off for his one year contract and they are pulling the plug. It's all about money and let's be honest, it's a lot cheaper to play CD's.
I'm devastated. If it wasn't bad enough that they fucked me over and kicked me out on the street, but now they are taking away my beloved Adam Corolla. I can't even believe it. This economy is unbelievable. It's really messed up.
I know that when things turn around he'll be back on the air and I'll eventually get another job too, but dayumm - I wasn't expecting this.
I will say that I'm glad they gave us a little warning instead of just pulling the plug. I hate it when you hear your normal person on the radio one day and then the next day you hear nothing but ranchero music and there is no explanation as to what happened to your deejays or why they aren't on the air anymore. I feel the same way about people who blog. One day you are reading an awesome blog and you love it and you look forward to reading it everyday and then for the next six months you check back everyday only to read the exact same post over and over again or better yet, they just get rid of the web address and there is no explanation. I always wonder if the person died or did life just show up and they got super busy? Either way rest assured readers - if I was to quit blogging - I'd tell you guys. I wouldn't make you check back over and over. It's the least I can do.
There is one bright spot - tomorrow I'm going to see LOVE at the Mirage with my mom and my Aunt. I've been dying to see the Beatles Cirque show and I know it won't disappoint. I've heard great reviews. It should be a fun day. Hanging with my family always puts me in a better spot :)