I'm with ya. Something about a musically talented woman that is sooo... sexy. Plus, she's kinda hot.The Irish one said:
Yes. It rocks. I have an after market receiver in my car that connects to my factory stereo. Now I want a portable one for home too.Mike D. said:Anyone have a satellite radio? I was thinking of getting one since the radio does suck so bad.
Amen.Beaner said:Country, rock, or whatever: The radio just plain sucks. PERIOD!
Even worse are the stations managed by Clear Channel Communications. Want banal, meaningless, repetitive crap? Find a Clear Channel station and sit back. Ho hum.
Dude...for a major metropolitan area...we have country (which I listen to the most if listening to the radio) or the all AC/DC all the time station...and of course hip hop/R&B but what fun is that on the radio?NHPlanner said:I've given up on radio for music entirely. I listen to Stern in the morning drive, and sports radio from Boston other than that (if my radio is even on).
There's a great station here in da 'Burgh that plays Nickle Creek, Their cover of Pavement's "Spit on a Stranger" gets spun a lot. Anyway this station is a listner supported non-profit that plays all kinds of good (mostly) non-commercial alternative rock, (No Angry white suburban rap-metal) country (No Shania Twain) and hip-hop (No crappy Ja Rule/J-Lo). It's really about the only radio station I listen to on a regular basis.The Irish one said:The other band I've been listening to is Nickel Creek. They're local to San Diego (where I live). They're very young and have got some serious creativity.
KDVS was awesome... I loved that station! I used to work next door at the Aggie. I used to snake all kinds of free albums and promo stuff from KDVS... and they had the coolest tshirts. I think the one of the burning flag/burning cash in the late 80s was the best one.BKM said:There used to be a good FM station, but its reduced to the "All Korn, all the time" kinda programming
I'm sure Nerudite remembers KDVS-it has some great programs (including a death metal program run by the manager of Armadillo Music! )
Speaking of crap from Canada that's somewhat on topic: I used to love watching MuchMusic on the satellite because they would play a lot of Canadian and European music that MTV or commercial radio would never broadcast (Matthew Good Band, Esthero, Morcheeba, Gomez, etc) But alas, they have morphed into MM-USA and now suck worse than MTV ever did.nerudite said:The only station worth listening to in Edmonton is The Bear... but it has a little too much classic rock for my taste. Overall, it's okay... the new music (like the White Stripes) is good, but I can really do without Rush and Kim Mitchell songs. If I hear that stupid "might as well go for a soda" song one more time, I swear I'll rip that radio right out of the dash.
Yeah... I think they did that about two years ago, a little before I moved up here to Canada. In Canada we have MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, and MuchLoud (all hard rock). I usually end up watching MMM, which isn't too bad. They have a good 80s show call "reloaded" on a few times a day. MMUSA was pretty bad... with hardly any of the good Canadian content. You are so right that MM in the USA sucks. I'm not so keen on MTV Canada either... just doesn't feel the same. I don't have MMLoud, but I'm a little intrigued. I mostly listen to the radio stations on the digital cable these days.biscuit said:Speaking of crap from Canada that's somewhat on topic: I used to love watching MuchMusic they would play a lot of Canadian and European music that MTV or commercial radio would never broadcast (Matthew Good Band, Esthero, Gomez, etc) But alas, they have morphed into MM-USA and now suck worse than MTV ever did.
One of our radio stations just changed its name/format to 96X "the new rock alternative". You would *think* it would an alternative station... nope! It's kind of like adult-oriented soft alternative: Creed, lighter Chili Peppers, etc. I wrote them an e-mail saying WTF basically and giving them some format suggestions based upon other alternative radio stations in Canada. Nope... nothing new. I think they are programmed by the networks these days and there isn't much flexibility... at least it seems that way.michaelskis said:If you do not like your Radio stations, call the station up, let them know what you would like to hear. Many of the Program Directors would be willing to modify the format to please the public.
I still have a gift card to an electronics big box retailer from Xmas that I haven't spent yet. I've been considering satelite radio, but really don't want to deal with maintaining yet another subscription/bill right now.Mike D. said:Anyone have a satellite radio? I was thinking of getting one since the radio does suck so bad.
I still have my plaid live105 bumper sticker in the back window of my truck... one of those little tiny ones. It's been there for about 9 years now. If it sucks now, maybe I should remove it.BKM said:Live 105 is the All-Korn, All The TIme. Station. Very little local content, no DJ control over playlists, universally pretty lame.
If I've gone out of town for the weekend, I'll often listen to the blugrass show on Sunday nights as I'm driving home. (Weekends away are about the only time I'm in my car anymore) I'll also listen to Edge of the X, a show on one of the local rock station that sometimes plays indy music. What is the dial number of the local station you mentioned in your post?kms said:Biscuit, have you listened to the Roots and Rhythm mix on Sundays? It's my favorite, followed by Bluegrass on Sunday nights.
I like to listen to a local station's music. They don't seem to be affiliated with any broadcast syndicate. It's just regular music from 70's - 90's, but has a hometown feel to it. I listen to CD's a lot through the day - Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby, and I recently bought one called Ricky Skaggs and Friends Sing Bill Monroe.
I'm considering XM, although I'm told the sound quality with Sirius is much better.bet on me said:I have XM radio in my car, it's the best thing in the world!!! !
My fiance actually lives in Greene County, which is southern compared to Pittsburgh, but not exactly as much as I'm used to and we may actually get married in Fayette County. We have a meeting down there tomorrow to finalize things.kms said:Bicuit - 103.9 FM is the local station. I like it because I recognize a lot of the songs from when I was younger.
The counties south of Allegheny - Greene, Washington, Fayette, and the southern part of Westmoreland - seem to be a little Southern in nature, almost West Virginia-like.
If you like Allison Krauss try Nickel Creek.The Irish one said:
Damn, that's very hard for me to say... at least MMUSA has URANIUM. That show is the closest thing i have to a metal radio station...unfortuantly. Chicago's market is pretty watered down.biscuit said:Speaking of crap from Canada that's somewhat on topic: I used to love watching MuchMusic on the satellite because they would play a lot of Canadian and European music that MTV or commercial radio would never broadcast (Matthew Good Band, Esthero, Morcheeba, Gomez, etc) But alas, they have morphed into MM-USA and now suck worse than MTV ever did.
On the country front, I also like John Prine, old Sun Volt and Uncle Tupalo, Steve Earle, and the Old '97's back when they were doing punk/thrash country.
Ahhh, now you’re talking! Deep Purple was one of my favorite bands.green lizard said:Or Deep Purple?