Then the station played a bit of world music with a woman who sang in what I believe to have been Maori, followed by a woman who sang lilting pop with a Kate Bush/Cocteau Twins influence, followed by Lou Reed singing "Perfect Day" and then a band called the Jayhawks.
My commute was over before the pro and con debate of pessimists v. optimists. I like Radio New Zealand. I want to find more fun streams to add to my current beginning:
2. soma.fm's program Drone Zone and
3. Radio New Zealand.
When I was a boy, I quite enjoyed shortwave programs from Radio Copenhagen. Perhaps that is next to add.