Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sexy satellite radio

Ok, this will be the last one- I swear! The last post about my sexy minivan- I will probably still mention it on occasion, but no more posts to pay homage. Today I was able to drive it BY MYSELF for the first time and play with some of the toys.

I know a lot of people use this satellite radio stuff, but I was never a fan, a cynic even. First, I worked in the radio industry and I left because it was cut throat, I can only imagine what the competition of satellite radio has done to the industry. Also, I'm cheap. Why would I pay for a service when I'm perfectly satisfied with the free version?

We have a free trial for a year of the satellite radio and kid television. Since we've had it (the WHOLE 24 hours!), we keep the TV on for the kids to keep them quiet. Today, on my trip to the gym, I decided to explore the radio. Holy Crap! I had no idea! Here were a couple of my highlights...

E!Entertainment has a channel! Amy Winehouse is hospitalized for undiagnosed blackouts (gee, have they considered the crack & booze diet?) Jamie Lynn Spears had her baby, a girl, Maddie Briann (hope you have better luck than Sean Preston and Jayden James!)

There is a Broadway channel! Are you freakin' kidding me? I'm singing showtunes at the top of my voice and throwing in occasional jazz hands and looking like a total idiot to the drivers next to me- must turn the channel!

Elvis, Martha Stewart and Jimmy Buffet all have their own channel! And of course, Howard Stern. Now I am always a fan of a good talk radio and when he was syndicated here I would listen on occasion. I also have been known to watch the show that he had on E!, at the risk of getting my "I am woman, hear me roar" card revoked. But who did he have on today?... Kathy Freaking Griffin!

I have decided that this programming is a ploy to make me fall in love with satellite radio so I'm addicted to it after the year- which I'm totally going to be. Then I will sign a contract to keep it and it will then all change and be country western music and techno crap!

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The Mom said...

I totally feel the same way...never want to "pay" for it, but would love the option...i'm tire of the same Delilah, love song channel and the gangsta crap on my 2 stations...we have XM on our tv satellite and it totally rocks.


C said...

Wow, good for you for branching out! I can't say I've ever heard satellite radio, but it sounds pretty cool (except I'd probably be worried that I couldn't figure it out!)
~Christy :)

Deb said...

Love, love, love, love, love my satellite radio. Couldn't and wouldn't live without it now. I'm actually indignant when I have to listen to regular radio.

Wow, I sound like a real bitch. Sorry.

LunaNik said...

I think you and me are sisters that were separated at birth. Seriously, "techno crap" is one of my most used phrases.

Crazed Mom said...

I can totally picture you singing Broadway, jazz hands and all! I am bewildered how anyone with a brain can listen to Howard Stern....

Happy New Van inc. toys!!!!!!!

Terri said...

i love, love, love my sirius satellite radio. I started with XM but they seemed to play some commercials on some channels - now that irritated me (paying should equal zero commercials). My fav is Alternative Rock and the news channels (Fox and CNN) and Sirius Hits One.

Sue said...

Sirius button #1: Howard (20 year listener)
#2: The Beat "Daaaaance Hits" (english accent)
#3 The Pulse (90's & today!)
#4 Raw Dog (comedy)
#5 Spirit (Christian - instead of going to church)
#6 The Coffee House (songwriter/acoustic-y)
#7 Radio Disney (it's not all about me)
#8 Sirius 70's (all 70's- all the time! Groovy!)

Tiffany said...

And I thought I was the only one who absolutely LOVES Kathy Griffin.

Marrdy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I need one of those radios. I could sing Broadway show tunes all day!!