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kds

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I currently have a free trial until Tuesday.  

While driving around running errands, I heard 

Surfin Sufari
When I Grow Up
Bluebirds Over the Mtn
The Last Song
Somewhere Quiet
All Summer Long (Brian and Friends Live)
Postcard from CA
Cool Head, Warm Heart (UTL version)
Crack at Your Love
Sunshine
Sumahama
Only with You
Sail on Sailor
You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
Keep an Eye on Summer (BW Imagination)
All I Wanna Do
Amusement Parks USA
Girl from NYC
You Still Believe in Me
Surf's Up (1967 version)
Getcha Back

So far, I really like the variety
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John B

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how do you get a 'free trial'?

'Cool Head, Warm Heart'
Crack at Your Love and
'Sunshine'

  ...is their consideration to merit on this station?   

ha
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kds

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Originally Posted by John B
how do you get a 'free trial'?

'Cool Head, Warm Heart'
Crack at Your Love and
'Sunshine'

  ...is their consideration to merit on this station?   

ha


If you have a receiver that gets XM, they're offering a free trial until Tuesday May 29.  They typically do these on weekends when people are likely to take roadtrips.  

So, if you've bought a car in the last decade or so, you might be able to get the trial on your stereo.  
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smileyFrank

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So far I'm happy with the wide selection of BB stuff on the station--they seem to be using not only standard recordings, but also alternate takes, covers of their songs (although truth be told I've only heard one) studio stuff and interviews. I would like a little more of what's on the Beatles channel--celebrity DJs who also offer their take on the music, listener-fueled theme lists, etc. Two points of note that I welcome comments on: Is it me or are all of the cuts in mono (except for some of the early songs that were recorded in stereo)? We have stereo albums released for Pet Sounds, Today, Wild Honey, Summer Days at the very least. Shouldn't they play that stuff instead of the mono versions--or at least a mix of both? Also, I want and am thrilled that they are playing so many album cuts (instead of just the hits), but some of the song selections they do play (from the late albums in particular, like the '88 album, and LA Light album, etc.) are not the greatest songs and may very well turn the more casual listener off (I'm hoping that the station is popular enough to keep it on always--a la The Beatles). Maybe the ratio of those songs should be 1 out of 20 songs--the frequency I'm hearing them is more like 1 out of 7 or so. Thoughts??
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dkmh

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We have been listening and enjoying it. We have had the XM service for years and love the variety of programming. Hope this channel lasts.
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Larry Franz

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I rented a car today. The third preset button on the radio was the new Beach Boys channel. Someone who rented it before must have been a fan.

First two songs: "Ten Little Indians" and "'Til I Die" (alternate version)

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Creativehulk

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Although the Beach Boy channel programming was not perfectly programmed (e.g., some songs repeated too often when you never heard other songs), I still implore everyone to ask Sirius, if you have a subscription, to put them back on. Some Beach Boys is better than no Beach Boys. Yes, I could just shuffle my iPod, but there is nothing like being surprised to hear "Let It Shine" when you are not expecting it and hearing some insights into certain songs from the boys. I know, most of the insights should be from Brian but anything is better than nothing. And I like the idea of having a channel that anyone can happen upon and get sucked into, because that's just what happened to me when I was a kid when I listened to my parents 8 track as I was bored sitting in their car waiting for them to come back. Yes, that's when you left your kids in the car as you shopped. Hahah.
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