WTD 2009 Week 12 - Watercolors

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Aaron

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It soothes and it grooves with cool contemporary jazz and hip vocals. It’s art for your ears! Watercolors is a constant companion and consistently sets a feel good mood throughout the day.

What we play: Dave Koz, Chris Botti, George Benson, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Paul Hardcastle, Earl Klugh, Richard Elliot, Sade.

The Gallery
Friday 1 pm ET, Saturday 9 am ET, Sunday 8 pm ET
The Gallery is an audio exhibit of our favorite new contemporary jazz songs on Watercolors. Each week, the exhibits are subject to change-or not change-as determined by the Watercolors staff. Music and art lovers converge for this tasteful and timely aural presentation.

Channel 71 on Sirius, 71 on XM.

* Please indicate how much you like this channel by assigning it a rating. Simply use the thread rating system found at the top of the thread and give it a vote. :)

 

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I listened to this channel last week for almost a whole day because my student likes Jazz. I must say, this is NOT the same channel I used to listen to when I first got XM. The names might be the same, but I thing too much of Coffee House got into this channel post-merger...:worried:

I don't ever remember hearing this many songs with vocals on them being played on this channel. Smooth Jazz is about the instruments. Maybe a vocal song once an hour, but not half the songs...:shock:

I'll listen to this channel again this week. I still love to listen to smooth jazz every so often. I just hope I listened on an off day last week...:)
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MadisonRadio1

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I really like the mix with vocal and instrumental. I used to be a big Jazz Cafe fan and was rooting for the Jazz Cafe during the music merger. Not that I didn't like Watercolors on XM. And I'm certainly pleased with this version of Watercolors. A somewhat compromise of both channels. A quality easy listening package for me would consist of Watercolors, Real Jazz, Spa and the Coffeehouse. And I just discovered the Chill and want to hear more of what its like.

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semipenguin said:
I don't ever remember hearing this many songs with vocals on them being played on this channel. Smooth Jazz is about the insterments. Maybe a vocal song once an hour, but not half the songs...

I haven't really noticed the channel having too many vocals. I would say it's more instrumental than anything (at least that's the way I hear it).

I have a cold right now, and I find this channel (and Spa) very relaxing to listen to when you're not feeling good. It also helps to put me to sleep. :)
 

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I find it nice to listen to while driving, but little else. I like non-vocal Smooth Jazz anyways. :singer:
 

semipenguin

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Just a little while ago I heard Simply Red-Holding Back the Years. A great song, no doubt, but not something that should be played on Watercolors, nor is it a song that I can't remember hearing on Watercolors pre-merger...:worried:

I remember posting on SBS that a song like Do it Again by Steely Dan did not belong on Coffee House. I hope I don't hear it on Watercolors...:(

4 out of 5 Stars (when I get the chance to get on my computer & vote)
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Sounds: Smooth jazz. Weather channel instrumentals

Positives: A dying format on terrestrial radio still alive and well on sat radio...for now :). Very good presentation with the DJ voices and station IDs matching the channel format perfectly

Negatives: There was an unbalanced amount of instrumental songs. I heard a total of one vocal track in the hour of listening I did

Blastability: Low. Not really my type of music

Overall: I miss Beyond Jazz
 

hexagram

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Weather channel instrumentals

Great comparison. :p

There was an unbalanced amount of instrumental songs. I heard a total of one vocal track in the hour of listening I did

I actually view that as a positive. When I'm listening to Smooth Jazz, I don't really want to hear vocals. Just relaxing instrumentals. :thumbsup:
 

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I have been listening this morning. It makes my teeth hurt and feel a little nervous, since it reminds me of going to the dentist's office. I have to give it 2 stars.

I kinda had that dentist's office feeling too!

Proving that it makes a difference on when and where you are as you Walk the Dog to these channels, I absolutely hated this music as I was listening in my car. Totally got on my nerves. Then I gave it some time as background music around the house while doing other things... much better!

As for vocals/not vocals... it doesn't matter to me very much. If the vocals suit the song, then I don't mind them playing it here.

I won't give Watercolors a preset, but not a bad channel at all.
 

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I absolutely hated this music as I was listening in my car. Totally got on my nerves. Then I gave it some time as background music around the house while doing other things... much better!

Yeah, it's not the kind of channel to listen to in the car.
 

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I've actually been streaming this one as background in my office. Works very well for that purpose.
 

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Reminds me of the Music PlayboyTV plays in the background the playmate profiles. I like this channel. I have it as #10 in my top 10 music presets.
 
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