DirecTV Previewing HD Package Lineup Until Feb. 19

If you  have DirecTV, you should check out your Messages for the free preview of their HD Channel package running until February 19. This starts at Channel 565 with the Hallmark Movie Channel, HD Net Movies (566), MGM HD (567), Sony HD (568), Universal HD (569), Smithsonian Channel HD (570), Crime & Investigation (571), Palladia (572) and Shorts HD (573).

Palladia shows concerts, music videos, episodes of Live From Daryl’s House and some music award shows.

Arnel Pineda ©Michael Stewart/WireImage

Arnel Pineda
©Michael Stewart/WireImage

I just finished watching Journey: Love in Manila. This was a recent concert with their newest lead singer, Arnel Pineda. You should check out the 2012 documentary about Journey (Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey) and how they found Arnel and incorporated him into Journey as their lead singer. Pineda didn’t just get lucky and fall into Journey as some people think. He definitely paid his dues. He’s been singing most of his life and won several competitions.

He recorded a self titled album for Warner Bros. in 1999. Hearing him tonight with Journey playing with him is a tribute to how good a shape his voice is in and how flexible his range is. He’s definitely his own person, not just a follow up to Steve Perry.

Rush, Elton John, the CMT Music Awards (2013), the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards and tons of other stuff is going to be shown on Palladia between now and when the free preview is over on Feb. 19.

So there’s a great excuse for  you to get your remote control fingers in shape, clean all that old crap off your DVR and check out what’s worth taping in the next couple of days. That’s what I’m going to do.


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