- What you like about DA
My favorite are probably the shows. A rather nice mix of topics. Even if there is an occasional show I dont like, I am still glad it is there. I even like classic connection, great way to broden ones horizon. I miss Bilbo's show, is he OK?
I Also like (with some exceptions) the mix of music. No other medium has caused me to discover (and purchase!) as much great music as DA.
- What you would like to see changed
For music I don't like, see below. What I would love to see is same forum or similar, preferably with RSS feed, where ProgRock-related tour dates are collected. It is so easy to miss one of those rare occasion when a great progressive act comes to the neighborhood. I try my best to scan the various band home pages, but things might slip through, or there might be that great band playing nearby that just has escaped my radar.
I wouldn't mind more coverage of contemporary (as in currently active) prog rockers, some of which I only know about due to a show or other. Examples: Sylvan (thanks for that "grab the setlist show", never heard of them before), Knight Area, Salem Hill), especially in the time following a show that highlighted them (interview, setlist etc).
- Under what conditions you stop listening to DA
I hate non-fusion jazz and experimental stuff. Some of the names that come to mind that make me switch stations immediately: Amy X Neuberger (sp?), SoftMachine, most of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, Kraftwerk (to repetitive), Tangerine dream (just plain boring). And at least for a while there was just way to much Yes (though I am a big fan), appears to have gotten better (coincidentally just now a Yes song plays...). And stay away from folk too. The occasional more folksy Jethro Tull is about as much as I can take.
- What do you listen to when you aren't listening to DA
As long as I need to have a web page open for it, Pandora is out of the question (need my browser too much, and that window gets in the way). I switch to Aural Moon on occasion, but lately they seem to play a lot of downright obnoxious stuff.
If neither works for me, I go to my personal playlist containing a few thousand songs.
But it is quite different to listen to a station with the occasional live (or prerecorded) show of someone talking about and playing music he or she likes.
To all of you who make DA possible, a big, big thank you!