Soft Rocktober

Are you familiar with the radio program Delilah? For those of you who don't know, a radio program is something that your grandparents used to listen to when it got too dark to read. What Delilah does is she gives relationship advice to callers of all ages. Then, she attempts to match a soft rock tune to each person's problem. The advice is good if you don't think about it too hard. And the songs match perfectly if you look past the fact that every song on her predetermined list of songs is about love or relationships. She doesn't actually choose songs; they just all end up working. That becomes apparent at Christmas time. That's when it really becomes clear that she is just a middle-aged woman in a recording studio wearing headphones and drinking tea for a living. Because a 10 year old will call in and she'll answer compassionately:

"Hello. Who's this?"

"Hi Delilah. I'm Jessica."

"Hi, honey. What's your dilemma?" 

"Well, my best friend and I aren't talking anymore."

"You're not?"

"No, and I'm sad."

"Let me ask; Is it because of a boy?"


"Uh huh! Uh huh! I thought so."

"What do I do?"

"You need to go over to your friend and say, 'Hey best friend, no boy is stronger than what we have.' Ok?!"

"Ok, Delilah."

"Alright. I'll find a song for you..."

"Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Prospero Aсo y Felicidad..."