And today, some twenty-odd years later, there's an amazing site called YouAreListening.To that you should, well, listen to. Today, tomorrow, and all the days that follow.
The site takes its name from a refrain in "Screenwriter's Blues." (Are you listening to it now? You should be.) In it, the singer, or narrator, or whatever he is describes a nightmare drive through a Southern California landscape of models and movie screens and on-fire red-eyed sunrises that exist outside of time and space and the bounds of whatever petty sense of morality you might have begun this hellish journey with. And as he does he intones, over and over again like some madman's mantra, "It is five AM, and you are listening to, Los Angeles. It is five AM, and you are listening to, Los Angeles."
Aside from all that, what makes the site interesting and worth mentioning here is that it allows you to combine ambient music with police and fire department radio feeds from 25+ cities, as well as a number of airports, the New York Times, NASA, and those weird numbers-only stations most of us first heard about back when Lost was a thing. Go ahead. Choose your own adventure.
If you need to work, or write, or run errands with a strange sense of purpose, or just put some goddamned distance between you and whoever managed to get on your very last nerve today, YouAreListening.To is a strange, yet strangely calming, place to go.
Go there. Now. Then come back and tell me I'm wrong.