Monday, January 21, 2013
Freedom ... Are you Sirius?
What began as a crappy week (due to the collapse of our septic system,) resulted in a sweet savory delight to my soul.
Not only was the demise of our septic a problem, but my vehicle was behaving much like a Lucille Ball episode...where she plugs a hole in a boat only to find another one blows.
After purchasing a new car, I found that it also included a free trial of Sirius XM Satellite radio. As you might imagine, this scenario is similar to putting a drug addict into a home sculpted from hemp or cocaine (or in Southern Indiana, sudafed & battery acid.)
Commentary: I believe the radio industry is heading in a sad & dangerous direction which threatens the future of mom & pop stations (are there any left?); local news, weather, those exciting high school games & that occasional annoying jingle for the local pizza shack is still endearing & could potentially become extinct. The corporate radio gobble is quickly making it a challenge for stations to survive; but this activity is duplicated in almost every field of trade in our country.
I have to admit that I am a serious music addict, which has become, well...sirius. I won't give up on local stations, however, it's difficult for them to see outside their "music box."
Sirius XM radio supplies a classic vinyl station, which transmits those foreign crackle sounds, an Elvis station, Bruce Springsteen station, terrific songs played which I haven't heard for years, or dare I say...ever.... The Ramones, Pearl Jam, Janis Joplin, Tom T. Hall and more.
For instance, I probably wouldn't normally have stumbled upon this song if it weren't for Sirius; the song is from Quentin Tarantino's latest movie "Django Unchained" (which I haven't seen)--and I think you'll enjoy it. The song is titled "Freedom" and it's performed by soul artists Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton & it raises some serious hairs on the back of your neck. I think it's a fitting song to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day as well.
Enjoy "Freedom" by Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton:
I read a quote by Mr. Hamilton's from ww.okplayer.com:
“Me, Elayna and Kelvin got to thinking about Django’s story — how sometimes we have to be willing to put it all on the line,” says Hamilton, just nominated for two Grammy Awards (best R&B album and R&B song) for work off his Back to Love album. “And Freedom was born from that place. A place deep inside all of us, that fights to free ourselves from the chains of the world.”
Siriusly, this new radio took my mind off the conversations about natural bio-waste, bacteria and micro-organisms...which are topics a girl should never have to hear about in her very own home.
I'm always slow on the latest & greatest technology. So if you have any hints that would enhance this listening experience -- please share! For instance, is there a station for the Foo Fighters & Beatles only ? Now THAT would be the bomb diggity.
Peace, Love & Rock & Roll,
Posted by Lanea Stagg at 4:23 PM