Thursday, September 27, 2007
Satellite radio beefs up on Bruce Springsteen, Jazz and the elections
Sirius radio starts a Bruce Springsteen channel this month, starting with a New Jersey live show from 1978.
The channel starts today and runs through March on Channel 10.
I wish the boss's new disc, "Magic," was as good as the single, "Radio Nowhere." At least after a few listens, this reminded me of Tom Joad: lots of passion, but tunes, nowhere. We'll see if I feel that way after his Oakland show Oct. 26.
Doghouse Riley guitarist Peter Stanley says that the tune for Radio Nowhere seems borrowed from somewhere --namely Tommy Tutone's "Jenny (867 5309)" -- and damn if that doesn't seem true.
Over on XM there will be two new jazz series, "Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" and "Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center" on Channel 70
Live from Dizzy's starts Oct. 19 with a performance by Cedar Walton. Jazz at Lincoln starts Oct. 20 with a celebration of Benny Carter's Centennial.
XM has launched it POTUS channel (President of the United States), all election news, all the time...channel 130.
And XM adds live music from the Grand Ole Opry on XM 10
These are the things that drive old school broadcasters crazy. So many choices.