Tag: Weather Channel

Relax With My Weather Channel Classic Local Forecast Spotify Mix

Relax With My Weather Channel Classic Local Forecast Spotify Mix

Music
You don't even have to be a weather geek to appreciate the sublime beauty that once was the Weather Channel's local forecast segment. In addition to the classically spartan graphics -- courtesy the vintage WeatherStar I, II, III, and 4000 systems -- the 1980s and '90s brought us viewers perhaps the greatest collection of smooth jazz and New Age music ever. Bands and songs that I would not normally listen to under most circumstances somehow become not just tolerable but enjoyable when paired with those charmingly simple graphics and radar loops. And thanks to the yeoman-like effort put in over at The Weather Channel Classics, the names of many of those songs are readily available. So I decided to take my love of those old forecasts to the next level but compiling a Spotify Weather Cha
Reliving the Glory Days of the Weather Channel

Reliving the Glory Days of the Weather Channel

TV & Radio
I've been clean for several years, but at one time I was a hardcore Weather Channel junkie. From the late '80s through about the mid-1990s, I watched the Weather Channel more in one week than I watched most other channels in a year. And so it makes me just a little bit sad to see what has become of my once-favorite TV destination. Instead of the sober, lo-tech and slightly geeky take on weather that the network used to specialize, we now have a cesspool of lame reality programming and ugly public disputes with cable providers. But it was not always so. When it was launched in May 1982, the Weather Channel had one mission and one mission only -- to broadcast the weather. Sounds so simple, how could it possibly work? Because the internet is so awesome, we have footage from TWC's first...
Nevermind the best new music release of 2007…

Nevermind the best new music release of 2007…

Music
I think we have a winner for Greatest CD in the History of Ever. That's right, the magic of the Weather Channel's local forecasts is finally available for us mortals to listen to with The Weather Channel Presents Smooth Jazz -- A collection of instrument smooth jazz heard on "Local on the 8s." Calling this a sublime musical experience would be like saying the Grand Canyon is a big hole. This is more like...aural manna. Also, if you don't buy this CD Jim Cantore will fly to your house and punch you in the brain. He farts in Atlanta and causes earthquakes in California, so don't think for a second he views you as a challenge.