Just a vent post in response to Sirius announcing their new post-merger channel lineup and killing my two favorite channels, Punk and Backspin, with nothing to take their place. Don't know how many other Sirius or XM subscribers there are in Weaverland but if so I'm curious to see what you think of the changes.

I guess they have a classic punk show on Faction for a couple of hours a week and something similar on their mainstream Hip Hop station for old school rap, but I'm not going to take time out of my day just to listen to them. I got Sirius for free for three months when I got my new car and didn't think I would keep it, but having the diversity in musical genres available 24/7 was what got me to keep it. I thought that was the point of the service, not just having token niche shows thrown in on the more mainstream channels.

I'm pissed but there are still a lot of stuff I listen to like Reggae and Blues that I wouldn't be able to find on regular radio, and it is all commercial free (haven't regularly listened to commercial radio in years) but Backspin and Punk were by far my favorites so I am bitter. I'm not gonna cancel yet but my employee plan with VZW let's me get Rhapsody for half price, $7.50 for unlimited subscription downloads. It has a pretty decent pandora-like recommendation engine, might try it out and if it works out well enough I'd consider canceling Sirius.

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im a BIG BIG BIG fan of pandora. especially like that its able to stream reasonably well on iphone/EDGE, no need to listen internet feeds of commercial radio stations...
Pandora is great! But lately you have to click the "Still Listening" button a lot more often.
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7.50 is still more then free.
I have an Ipod and dload music free.
almost @ 12K songs and still have over 80 gigs on my apple ipod.
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QUOTE (halpa32 @ Nov 12 2008, 09:08 PM)
I have an Ipod and dload pirate music free.


what do you use for downloads, anyways? I haven't downloaded music for a long time, probably about a year. The thing I like about satellite radio channels is the sheer variety of good obscure songs.

I'm not very exciting about music, though. If someone asks me what kind of music I like, I don't have an answer. I am not a music person, and I absolutely hate being forced to niche myself into certain genres.

Eric should like this one, though, because the only thing I ever listen to is Mac Dre and Andre Nickatina. Over and over and over again smile.gif

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