Why Nick Grimshaw Is My Latest Excuse for Being Lazy
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m pretty terrible at getting up in the morning. (Actually, it’s probably that I’m terrible at going to bed in the evening, but that’s semantics.)
I knew that I was totally unable to wake up on a morning, so I’d set my radio alarm for an hour before I needed to get up. That way I could hit snooze a couple of times, then slowly wake up with a combination of early-morning radio and more snoozing.
It worked (most of the time). I’d wake up to Radio 1 and the inane babble of Moyles and the team, which was exactly what I wanted at that time in the morning. What’s more, the large amount of chat meant that there was hardly any time to play any of the Radio 1 playlist, so that was a bonus. The show was even big enough to pull rank over some of the worst tracks and refuse to play them.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t work any more. Now, The Radio 1 Breakfast Show is presented by Nick Grimshaw. The result of this is that I now hit snooze in my sleep until it’s nearly time to get up, and the only thing that manages to get me out of bed is a snippet of some song so terrible that it jolts me awake and causes me to need to leave the room and stand under a shower.
I realise that I’m no longer the target audience. I realise that complaining about popular music is something that old people do. Maybe I should just set my alarm to be a podcast of Rob DJ’s Monday Night Pub Quiz 🙂