Today’s episode of XM Bootcamp takes us to a decade with music I remember — the ’50s. I’ve only been listening for a few minutes, and I’ve already heard songs on both sides of the Rock&Roll divide (Frank Sinatra’s “The Lady is a Tramp” was the first song I heard; Freddy “Boom-Boom” Cannon’s “Palisades Park” was the second) — to my ears, there’s a lot more variety here than there was while I was listening yesterday.
And the announcers are more visible (I guess that should be audible, shouldn’t it?) than on the ’40s channel — it reminds me of listening to WLEE when I was in elementary school.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of teleconferences and meetings today, so I won’t be able to listen as much as I did yesterday (and ’50s music isn’t quite as easy for me to use as background music as ’40s was), but this is a channel I was already visiting from time to time anyway.
Yep, I was right about ’50s not being work-friendly — I eventually turned it off so I could concentrate. The music kept drawing me in; it’s going to be worse tomorrow when Bootcamp moves on to the ’60s (just in time for Elvis’s birthday, too).