Monday, January 02, 2006

XM Radio

Well, I am sort of bummed - my digital camera isn't working - and I really wanted to post pictures on here, but it is not to be. Perhaps I can snag my daughter's camera when she get home today and get some pictures to show.

Today it has rained and been the most dreary of days. I found a Ginger Rodgers/Fred Astaire movie on the television and they sure don't make movies like they used to.

On another note - I have been "radioless" in my car for quite some time. This car has had radio problems from the get go, so I had resolved myself to the fact that I would ride/drive in silence. Last week, my DH rectified that and I am now have XM radio - which is quite nice - other than NPR I really listen to no other station, and this gives you more stations than one can shake a stick at - music of all types, news from every slant, and of course SPORTS. I had no idea there were so many choices in ROCK music, but did you know that XM only has 3 choices in classical? YUP, vocal (opera and choral), Classical on the light side and then the other classical. Interestingly "classical" music (not to be confused with music from the Classical era) spans over a millennium at least, yet it gets clumped into 3 stations - rock which is approximately 50 years old has MANY MANY stations, some by decades, others by - beats all I have ever seen.
Now XM radio has not asked me how I would divide up the wide diversity of classical music, but I could give them some guidance if they wanted my 2 cents worth - I guess the almighty dollar drives them to offer how they offer it.
Do any of you have XM radio? What is your favorite station?

3 comments:

Jess said...

I have XM and love it. It's usually parked on the 80's station, though.

Jean said...

I have XM - drive long distances out here in Wyoming - like America and Bluegrass - news shows and Comedy XM...

Becky Ardell Downs said...

we have it and listen lots, especially to XM Kids, since I have kids who control everything in my life.