Turn the radio off
American radio is like those cartoons where you keep seeing the same building and tree every few steps, substitute today's hit list of alterna-rock stars and you have the same effect on your ears. Salon has a great piece about how the radio game has become a tad (how shall I word this without sounding libelous) 'monopolistic'. New levels of sucking coming to your radio soon, my advice, turn it as far down the dial as it will go. College radio, baby!