This is off the topic of domains, but I find most domainers are Tech Toy crazy.
I did want to acknowledge the passing of one of the original tech toys, XM Radio.
About 10 days ago the official merger between XM Radio and Sirius went into effect, with Sirius being the surviving company.
As one of those who had XM, almost from the start, I will miss it.
Everyone who had XM for a number of years, can tell you their favorite station, which is now gone and replaced with a Sirius look a like.
What I loved about XM was that you could find cutting edge, new artists, rather than the same old, same old, found on radio and unfortunately Sirius.
Sirius is fine but certainly more commercial, mainstream and unexciting.
Sure you get Howard Stern, Bubba the Love Sponge and NFL games, but I grew up in NY and got all I needed of Howard years ago, Bubba and I owned a nightclub in Tampa years go and I listened to him more than enough, and I watch my NFL games in high def on Directv.
So much for the additions.
The other big loser in the merger are the new artists who have lost a tremdous platform for getting their music heard.
I can’t tell you how many new R & B, Neosoul kind of artists i found on XM for the first time (Suite 62 was my favorite) and then downloaded on itunes.com. I know the rock crowd is lamenting the loss of stations Fred and Ethel.
I don’t know what venue new artists are going to have that gets listened to by millions of people daily.
That’s a shame.
In the early days whether you got XM or Sirius, basically depended on the car you bought. For Example, GM’s came with XM, BMW’s came with Sirius.
I rented a car a couple of years ago that had Sirius, and can remember thinking boy I glad I have XM.
Now I don’t.
You don’t know what its got until its gone. They put up a parking lot.
Bye XM, i’m going to miss you.