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Old 08-09-2005, 12:35 PM   #16
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i'm sorry if i'm being silly. But, what is "adult music".

Just wandering, because it seems to me that just about everything with the exeption of Children music, could be said to be adult music.
Deadhead13 I admitted the term is incorrect and I answered this question here.....did you read the post directly above?

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Let me clarify "adult"

I gave examples of the XM stations as they could be very loosely classified as what used to be known (in FMs genre) as "adult contemporary", I agree it really has nothing to do at all with age. Aside from that tired old FM monker what I really like is a fusion of Rock / Jazz Blues, artists might include David Gray, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, etc...

The XM stations I mentioned also tend to play ALOT of new music vs. older songs. I tried The Spectrum and that is in fact also some of the music I really do enjoy but most of it I've heard enough to not feel like I'm being exposed to anything new, (i.e. last evening and this morning Spectrum played Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Elton John, Floyd, Elvis Costello, etc....)
Oh and BTW stop "Just wandering" you are very likely to become lost with no bread crumbs to lead you home
Thank you, that did go right over my head. My deadhead, that is!
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Old 08-09-2005, 01:37 PM   #17
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I cannot believe the lack of interesting adult music on Sirius. (edit: should have read "adult contemporary music" but I hate that moniker as it isn't really what I meant.....see my posts below).
I think you might have meant "adult album alternative." The Spectrum (18) is a mainstream AAA station that, regrettably, plays too many classic hits in the regular mix. Maybe it's a mistaken impression on my part, but it seems to put a little more emphasis on fresher tunes in the evenings; so you might want to give it a try. Meanwhile, I HIGHLY recommend Disorder (24), it has the very adventurous mix I think you are looking for, including less frequently played AAA tracks. It is programmed by Meg Giffin, Stern's former colleague at his flagship station in New York. And have you tried Left of Center (26) and the Blues Channel (29)? Last, but not least, I recommend The Vault (16) for intelligent pre-corporate rock that wasn't overplayed on the radio. There are a number of fresh sounding music options on Sirius.
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Some of the artists that you mentioned can also be found on The Pulse-9 and The Bridge-10.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:07 PM   #19
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Most of what you hear on Sirius won't be new, since it really isn't as ecclectic as XM is. That being said, Sirius Disorder fits the bill (but plays a HUGE variety of genres), Left of Center plays a good variety of both new and classic alternative rock (Arcade Fire - The Replacements - Wilco), Underground Garage plays lots of really obscure new and older (mostly older) rock, and First Wave plays a wider mix of '80 and '90s artists than the decades channels (and is not entirely New Wave, despite the name).
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Most of what you hear on Sirius won't be new, since it really isn't as ecclectic as XM is. That being said, Sirius Disorder fits the bill (but plays a HUGE variety of genres), Left of Center plays a good variety of both new and classic alternative rock (Arcade Fire - The Replacements - Wilco), Underground Garage plays lots of really obscure new and older (mostly older) rock, and First Wave plays a wider mix of '80 and '90s artists than the decades channels (and is not entirely New Wave, despite the name).
Thanks, I did enjoy the Grateful Dead yesterday on Jam_On!!!

And the Sirius Disorder isn't bad....but right now "The Yardbirds"???? hardly "new music".

I will tune into Left of Center a bit soon, though I usually haven't cared a lot for what passes as "Left" (usually things like "college radio", indie, underground, punk, hardcore.
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I cannot believe the lack of interesting adult music on Sirius. (edit: should have read "adult contemporary music" but I hate that moniker as it isn't really what I meant.....see my posts below).
I think you might have meant "adult album alternative." The Spectrum (18) is a mainstream AAA station that, regrettably, plays too many classic hits in the regular mix. Maybe it's a mistaken impression on my part, but it seems to put a little more emphasis on fresher tunes in the evenings; so you might want to give it a try. Meanwhile, I HIGHLY recommend Disorder (24), it has the very adventurous mix I think you are looking for, including less frequently played AAA tracks. It is programmed by Meg Giffin, Stern's former colleague at his flagship station in New York. And have you tried Left of Center (26) and the Blues Channel (29)? Last, but not least, I recommend The Vault (16) for intelligent pre-corporate rock that wasn't overplayed on the radio. There are a number of fresh sounding music options on Sirius.
Thanks -- and you are right I've also seen it called AAA (adult album alternative). I agree The Spectrum is pretty close to the genre I was shooting for, but as you said they play a lot of oldie moldies.

Disorder is pretty good, it will surely be on the presets.

I'll listen to the others you mentioned. Diversity is key for me anyway.

My original question though is why can't they (Sirius) put together a newer music AAA station? none of the stations you fine people have mentioned quite fit that bill?
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