Music Monday: Sirius Traveling
November 1, 2010 | Music | 19 Comments|
the Sirius logo before the XM merger
- I’m stealing Sybil Law’s bullet list for today’s blog post.
- I missed a week for Music Monday due to being on the road.
- Speaking of, I still need to post my pics from my recent trip. This week.. I promise.
- Back to the music part of this post, I’ve taken many road trips in the almost 5 years I’ve had Sirius satellite radio in my car. It’s nice to have a set of stations that play awesome music that never fade out or lose signal [except for the minute or two when you are under a freeway overpass].
- I pretty much stick to the same channels: the decade stations [as I call them] 40’s on 4, 70’s on 7, 80’s on 8. Classic Vinyl, Classic Rewind, Alt Nation, Sirius XMU, Howard 100 and Howard 101.
Pearl Jam Radio on Sirius – Channel 17
- Every so often, a new channel gets added or one replaces a channel for a period of time. Like the new Pearl Jam channel. Where it’s all Pearl Jam, all the time. Live songs, interviews, album tracks, other projects Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard are a part of – like Mother Love Bone, Mad Season and Temple of the Dog.
- It became an instant favorite on the road. It won’t be around forever, but for now, it’s very cool.
- The Sirius XMU channel is all indie bands like Best Coast and the XX, which my daughter loves and I am growing to like and getting familiar with these new bands.
- And of course, I must have my Howard Stern fix.
- So if you road trip a lot, Sirius or XM is worth the price to have nationwide access to the same channels. Without having to listen to AM country stations in podunk little towns you drive through.
I used to be a huge Stern fan and listened every morning on my way to work. Then he went to Sirius and I was far too cheap to pay for what I had been getting for free. So it’s been, what, four years or so now since I’ve heard anything from him? He still as good as he used to be?