[[image:josiedye2_small.jpg:Josie Dye:right:0]]I was pondering this today as I listened to the radio coming back from lunch. Is there any one person that just amazes you with the sheer scale of their stupidity? Well, this person to me is Josie Dye. I can say that I used to be an avid listener of 102.1 The Edge, but now I barely listen at all. I used to tune in mornings and mid-days at work, everyday. Josie Dye is the midday person and I have to say, there isn’t really anyone who in 1 or 2 sentences can cause me to want jam something in my ear so I won’t have to listen to her dumb up the world. Being a DJ, you would almost presume you would actually know something about music, but in most cases she hasn’t a clue. She makes all sorts of presumptuous statements on the air and sounds like there is no barrier between what runs through her head and what comes out of her mouth. It just all flows together into a bunch of non-sensical jibberish.
I did a little searching online and found this article about Josie. What a load of horsecrap. At least I can now paint a parallel between the downfall of the Edge as an alternative station, and Josie Dye. This station has taken a terrible nosedive over the last couple of years. It used to be a progressive station, but now essentially plays all corporate top 40 tripe and lots of crap that you can hear anywhere else. They pride themselves on being new rock first, yet a lot of the time I can hear music they claim to be fresh months before on internet radio. True alternative radio in the world seems to have no place these days given what happened a couple weeks ago to Y100 in Philadelphia. If it isn’t being displaced, it’s being homogenized and brought in line to be closer to the other radio formats out there. I honestly don’t expect corporate radio to be the be all, end all when it comes to music, but when something that was once a great resource becomes so useless it really tends to irritate me.
[[image:josie-dye-red.jpg:Josie Dye - Cosmo TV:right:0]]Update 26/08/08 Josie now hosts her own show on Cosmo TV as of earlier this year. It seems like such a match made in heaven, an empty vessel of a host on a channel based on the most superficial magazine on the planet, Cosmopolitan. Too bad she doesn’t take off for TV permanently. That way she would be buried on the cable dial and we could all save a lot of people the torment of having to listen to her.
Just wow. This is the most fantastically bad rendition of O Canada I have ever seen in my life. Not even knowing the first 2 lines of our national anthem is pretty pathetic. Thanks to commenter Blacklabelzombie for bringing this to my attention.