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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #125: November 20, 2008, 01:03:17 PM »

Has anyone found out the hard way (as we did) that XM and Sirius merged and changed many stations ?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #126: November 20, 2008, 01:04:34 PM »
Has anyone found out the hard way (as we did) that XM and Sirius merged and changed many stations ?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/19/AR2008111903686.html

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #127: November 20, 2008, 01:17:48 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #128: November 20, 2008, 01:19:07 PM »
Has anyone found out the hard way (as we did) that XM and Sirius merged and changed many stations ?

I wouldn't call it "hard".  I'm enjoying the 24/7 Dead channel, my son's happy with the return of Led Zepp, and my wife loves the Margeuritaville sound.  Are you missing something?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #129: November 20, 2008, 01:23:33 PM »
I really liked FINE TUNING (76), which was a variety of top pieces from a mixture of rock, jazz, new age, and classical.  Good if one liked many types of music.

I wouldn't call it "hard".  I'm enjoying the 24/7 Dead channel, my son's happy with the return of Led Zepp, and my wife loves the Margeuritaville sound.  Are you missing something?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #130: November 20, 2008, 01:25:26 PM »
I really liked FINE TUNING (76), which was a variety of top pieces from a mixture of rock, jazz, new age, and classical.  Good if one liked many types of music.


I listen to 76 (or, USED to listen) about once every couple of weeks, always at home for background dinner or general inside mood music.  Too bad, but for me a survivable loss.  Is there a comparable replacement?  45?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #131: November 20, 2008, 01:31:21 PM »
Thanks - I'll try 45 (XM Cafe).  But I doubt it will have the classical and new age variety that was on Fine Tuning.

I do think the Greadfull Dead (57) and E Street Radio (58 ) were good additions.

I listen to 76 (or, USED to listen) about once every couple of weeks, always at home for background dinner or general inside mood music.  Too bad, but for me a survivable loss.  Is there a comparable replacement?  45?

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #132: November 20, 2008, 01:47:10 PM »
XM 55 is the shiz-nit.  It is the first XM station that has competed seriously with XM-175 for my listenership.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #133: November 20, 2008, 07:38:29 PM »
Has anyone found out the hard way (as we did) that XM and Sirius merged and changed many stations ?

Yes. They removed both old school rap channels: 65 The Ryme and whatever the Sirius one was. They should have at least kept one.  The Sinatra channel makes up for about half of the utility I lost

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #134: November 20, 2008, 07:41:11 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/19/AR2008111903686.html

I'm posting way too much - need to work :-[

So wait, there are still separate lineups for each service? WTF, keep XM the way it was and Sirius the way it was if you are going to do that. I can understand if they had one lineup, but this is just stupid. 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #135: November 20, 2008, 10:22:02 PM »
Bob Dylan.

Two Dylan musicals are on Palladium HD tonight - some sort of weird music HD channel I get

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #136: November 20, 2008, 10:30:24 PM »
I love Alt Nation and Lithium (90's rock). I think Alt Nation was merged with Ethel from XM.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #137: November 20, 2008, 10:34:59 PM »
I love Alt Nation and Lithium (90's rock). I think Alt Nation was merged with Ethel from XM.
Yeah, those are the two stations that I pretty much listen to.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #138: November 23, 2008, 04:44:08 PM »
A Frank Sinatra collection!
I feel like I'm in Olive Garden :D

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #139: November 26, 2008, 09:10:42 AM »
A Frank Sinatra collection!
I feel like I'm in Olive Garden :D

Now now, play nice.

Since yesterday, I've been digging XM 51, The Coffee House, singers and songwriters, an excellent mix of styles and artists.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #140: November 26, 2008, 09:23:35 AM »
DC 101.

I miss WHFS. I miss WHFStivals even more.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #141: November 26, 2008, 09:33:10 AM »
I remember the first time I heard WHFS in like '82. It was such so refreshing after listening to DC101 or 98 Rock.

DC 101.

I miss WHFS. I miss WHFStivals even more.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #142: November 26, 2008, 09:35:04 AM »
DC 101.

I miss WHFS. I miss WHFStivals even more.

WRNR is the spawn of WHFS, but you can only pull it in from northeastern regions of DC area (say, Bowie) and Baltimore, east to Annapolis and around the bay. 

I went to an early HFStival, at Lake Fairfax park, pretty cool.  I think Green Day was one of the featured bands.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #143: November 26, 2008, 10:28:24 AM »
I remember the first time I heard WHFS in like '82. It was such so refreshing after listening to DC101 or 98 Rock.


98 Rock in the early-mid 90's was incredible. They played all kinds of music you couldn't hear anywhere else. Then I went on vacation, and when I came back they were playing the Counting Crows, and that was the end of the coolness :(

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #144: November 26, 2008, 10:41:22 AM »
98 Rock in the early-mid 90's was incredible. They played all kinds of music you couldn't hear anywhere else. Then I went on vacation, and when I came back they were playing the Counting Crows, and that was the end of the coolness :(

Oh, come on. August And Everything After was a great album.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #145: November 26, 2008, 10:56:19 AM »
...when I came back they were playing the Counting Crows...

Funny how the mind plays tricks. I immediately substituted Black Counting Crows until August And Everything After came up.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #146: November 26, 2008, 10:58:05 AM »
Oh, come on. August And Everything After was a great album.

You could hear Counting Crows every morning at 8:47am like clockwork on MTV  - the point was that they lost their uniqueness and their edge.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #147: November 26, 2008, 10:59:00 AM »
You hear Counting Crows every morning at 8:47am like clockwork on MTV  - the point was that they lost their uniqueness and their edge.

Or they were aped and copied into irrelevance...

I'm not even going to start reminiscing about HFSTivals. Shamrockfest is a pale shadow but the best we seem to have around anymore.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #148: November 26, 2008, 10:59:17 AM »
DC 101.

I miss WHFS. I miss WHFStivals even more.

HFSTival second stage was super awesome - and they'd always put a band like the Afghan Whigs on the first stage that everyone hated, but I loved.

Fred Schneider from the B52's came with his punk band and played the second stage.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #149: November 26, 2008, 10:59:47 AM »
Or they were aped and copied into irrelevance...

I meant 98 Rock had lost their edge - sorry