You have to sing that, you know…

I went to my aunt and uncle’s house this past weekend and had a grand time, as usual.

However, while there are stories to tell about the trip (including me getting my “Uncle of the Year” award revoked), I wanted to quickly jot down something very cool I heard on the way home.

I have XM radio, and I cannot speak highly enough of it. Everytime I go on a long trip, I am thankful for this excellent piece of technology. I often hear non-owners of XM (or Sirius, depending on your preference) say that it’s a waste of money. Radio is free! Why should they pay for it?

Odds are, these same people pay for cable tv. (Ironically enough, I know a guy that doesn’t have cable TV, but has XM radio).

One of the best things about satellite radio, no matter which one you have, is commercial free music. Not only commercial free, but very light DJing. Hell, why do you need a DJ when the song title and artist comes on your display?

Another great thing about satellite radio is you never have to change the station. I drove hundreds of miles last weekend and I had the option of listening to the same station in Pennsylvania as I did in Maryland. The only time I went to terrestrial radio was to listen to the Redskins not show up to a game they should have won.

I could go on and on about XM, but I’m going away from the point.

As we were driving home Sunday, I put on channel 08. That is the 80s channel (not the classic rock channel, thank God). Imagine my surprise to hear America’s Top 40 with Kasey Kasem. The year? 1984.

Holy shit.

Apparently, on Sundays, 80s on 8 plays reruns of Kasey Kasem’s America’s Top 40. I was reliving a whole slew of memories on the way home. When I was growing up, I always listened to Americassssssssss top fooorrrrrrtiiessssssssss!

You have to sing that, you know. You just can’t say it.

I might take me a drive this Sunday.