live365

I don’t know why I haven’t checked out live365 before this, but I am doing so now. Given my tastes in music I’ve got to be at least somewhat pleased over a setup that brings us stations like:

  • New World Enigma Radio — Now featuring epic masterpieces, no track less than 10 minutes! From Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, Flower Kings, Rush, Spock’s Beard, Focus, ELP, Mike Oldfield, Porcupine Tree, Renaissance, Marillion, Pink Floyd, Kansas and many more!
  • Can’t Take the Sky — Radio for folks who enjoy the music of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity. Folk, Firefilk, Filk, Asian, a little Country, a little Blues, Mandarin, Soundtracks, music about space, scifi, etc. Browncoat radio! All part of the Firefly verse!
  • Wind Band FM – The ONLY Live365 Station dedicated to the wind band.
  • ClassicSax Radio — The best in classical saxophone music! ClassicSax Radio features an eclectic mix of outstanding original and transcribed works performed by outstanding artists and ensembles from around the world.
  • 81/80 Microtonal Radio — All microtonal, 24-7-365! Celebrating a variety of styles all which share a love of Microtonality
  • Worlds Of Trad — Folk, Ethnic, World, Roots, Blues, Old Time Country, Early Jazz; Traditional Music From Absolutely everywhere.

(I haven’t spent a lot of time listening to every one of these, so I’m not necessarily endorsing them — just the idea of them.)

Consider, by contrast, XM Radio, which is marketed as having something for everyone, yet appears to have a grand total of three classical stations. A mere pretender to this kind of eclecticism.

Still… where’s the all-ophicleide/sarrusophone/octavin station? All right, I suppose that’s too much to ask. But how about a clarinet station? ISAGN.

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