Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Goodbye Sirius Disorder




There were three things keeping me at Sirius:
  1. Howard Stern
  2. Sirius Disorder
  3. Pure Jazz
2/3 have vanished in the merger with XM. Pure Jazz is now Real Jazz which might be similar. I've threatened many times to cancel Sirius. The reception is awful. It constantly cuts in and out and it's usually right at the punch line of a story on Howard 100. I held on because of this trinity of channels. The Loft which is an XM channel will now take over for Disorder. The sound is more defined. I loved the chaos of Disorder. Having listened to Meg Griffin since she was part of the beloved WPIX in New York during my college days, I'm disheartened to see the station disappear. WPIX was a constant in my dorm room and inspired me when I DJed parties. Beach Party Tonight by Frankie and Annette would seque into Our Lips Are Sealed (where I first heard the original version) into What Do I Get. It was always a party, the DJs were knowledgeable and the music spanned the spectrum. I was a huge David Johansen fan at that time (still am). Must have seen him 40 times in four years. His Sirius Disorder show, Johansen's Mansion of Fun, was a hallucinogenic trip through the canals of his musical mind. An aria by Maria Callas, the first hit by the Cookies and the latest by the NY Dolls: all could be heard in the course of his show. I'm guessing this is gone too.

I thought the merger would be a good thing. I would finally get baseball. It looks like I'll have to get a new player and pay more to get it. I lost my music from XM. I'm enjoying the Loft today, but it's a completely different vibe. You never knew what was coming at you on Disorder and that spontaneity is sorely missing on today's dial.

5 comments:

  1. The loft might be OK for some. But it is nothing like Sirius Disorder. Also what happened to Left of Center?
    Time to cancel.

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  2. The loft might be OK for some. But it is nothing like Sirius Disorder. Also what happened to Left of Center?
    Time to cancel.

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  3. This is indeed a sad day.

    Sirius brightened every day for me.

    Howard in the morning Monday -Thursday and Disorder all other times - driving home and at the weekends. I used to love Celtic Crush with Larry Kirwan and although I found Meg's opinions not always to my liking, her taste in music was wonderful.

    And then we come to the Mansion of Fun. That show exemplified Disorder. Unmatchable!!

    DISORDER will be sorely missed and cannot be replaced by a single channel. Just not possible.

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  4. please join the facebook group dedicated to getting Sirius/XM to bring back Disorder:

    http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/group.php?gid=33348129081&ref=mf

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  5. Yup. The Mansion of Fun was the only show on Sirius I had made it a point to tune in for. I'm gone.

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