Thursday, May 07, 2009

XM Radio is In the Car!!

Since I got my new car, which has an XM radio in it, I've been listening to a lot of cool new hard rock. One of my favorite stations is one called Octane. They play a lot of new hard rock, and some old stuff. I keep hearing new hard rock songs I've never heard before, but I just LOVE. Some of the bands that are new to me that I'm really digging:
  • Godsmack
  • Drowning Pool
  • Sevendust
  • Slipknot (Psychosocial!!!)
  • Disturbed (Perfect Insanity!!)
Just awesome. Of course, sometimes they get on a playlist of grunge crap, and I have to switch. Since XM and Sirius are now one company, I also get Hair Nation, which is a station that plays 80's hair band rock! Man, I had forgotten about:
  • Krokus
  • Firehouse
  • Dokken
  • Tesla
  • Skid Row
  • Twisted Sister
  • Cinderella
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Ratt
  • Poison
  • KiLLeR DWaRfS (WTF?)
Sweeeeet!! Then there's Liquid Metal which mostly plays Death Metal, but every so often, they switch around and play a specific genre, or even a specific band. The month of April, it was ALL Metallica ALL THE TIME!! That was friggen awesome, and I got to hear stuff I've never heard before. I wish they'd do a run with Megadeth, but that would just be too perfect.

There are other stations I'll listen to on occasion. When I'm in a certain mood, I'll switch over to the 40's station, and swing with the big bands. When the kids are in the car, I'm listening to The 80s station. I don't care what you say, that was my era of music, and there's just a lot of stuff I like there. Yay, Cyndi Lauper is on!!


Don Snabulus said...

That sounds like a good mix. I have an MP3 CD of 80s stuff in the car and it is the one queued up every time I get in.

The Moody Minstrel said...

What's wrong with grunge? (pout)

Word verification: SPONTICT

Definitely a good name for a band!

DewKid said...

Nothing's wrong with grunge: I liked it when Nirvana did it. Now it all just sounds like another Nirvana wannabe.

Word verification: dicron

A unit of measurement for members.

Dave said...

Glad you enjoy it. I have an old fashion radio. But it hardly matters as I listen mostly to talk radio.

DewKid said...

Hey, XM has talk radio too, though I'll have to admit its not nearly as good as the FM fare. I also listen to a bunch of FM talk radio (at least 50% of the time), but sometimes I get tired of the same old beatdown, and just want to rock.

The Moody Minstrel said...

I got fed up with both talk radio and music radio here, so I don't listen to either.

Word verification:
So Dewkid has a wonderful new toy,
A fancy, high-tech radio, so cool!
I'm sure he's feeling like a little boy,
Reveling in his fun while we all drool.
My iPod is collecting dust.
Again indulge me, that it must!