It’s time to take a quick break from sports because I had something happen to me this week that I need to share.
One of the best birthday presents I have ever received from my wife was an XM radio system for my car. For those of you who are familiar with this product you know that it is now called XM/Sirius Radio but to make it simple, I’ll just refer to it as XM for the rest of this column. And the comments I’ll make are not meant to be a plug for the system but just in case a high-level executive from XM happens to read this column, the name is spelled Blalock and I will gladly accept a couple of years’ free service.
The reason the present was and is so great is that I love music — all types and all genres.
Well, that’s not exactly true because I’ve never developed a love for opera and I detest rap but, then, that’s not music anyway. That’s the beauty of the XM system. No matter what mood I’m in, there’s a station or two dedicated to that type of music. Want to hear a little Perry Como — hit the 50’s station button. Classic country — button #7. Classical, bluegrass, 70’s, jazz- you name it, they’ve got it. There’s even some comedy channels (some x-rated, some not) and your classic talk radio if you’ve got a bone to pick with Bill O’Reilly. Heck, there’s even a station that plays nothing but Elvis music 24 hours a day. And the best thing is that there are no commercials at all.