Now that we have moved into our new apartment, we have added a new habit to our everyday life. We bought a radio. Yeah, I know what you are thinking – what kind of a home doesn´t have a radio? We had one a few years back, and when it broke down we thought we could do without. “We can always listen over the internet”, we said, but we very seldom did. It´s just not the same. The habit of listening to the radio just disappeared. Music, yes, on CDs and vinyl, but the morning news and non-stop pop was no longer around.
Now that we have this little beauty of a sound machine in the kitchen, there are radio waves in the air all the time. I can´t believe we thought we would do just fine without a radio. My reborn morning habit of listening to the news while eating breakfast is something I don´t want to be without again, and cleaning the apartment or cooking without the babbling voices of Swedish Radio P3 makes it all so much duller.
Radio has a great advantage over TV and internet – it lets you do what you want while listening. It doesn´t occupy your hands, eyes or behind. I.e. it is what you could call a drawing-encouraging media. Radio is good for you.
The drawing is 20 x 13 cm, Lamy Safari and Noodler´s Lexington grey and watercolors on a sketchbook page.