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Manbird

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Posted: Jan 14, 2022 - 6:26pm

 jsd52756 wrote:

I reckon it must really put a burr in your shorts when he plays Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing".  It was put out in 1937.  Been played a couple of times since then.  -John



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Posted: Jan 14, 2022 - 6:20pm

 jsd52756 wrote:

I reckon it must really put a burr in your shorts when he plays Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing".  It was put out in 1937.  Been played a couple of times since then.  -John


I submitted Bach Goes to Town, which I consider to be his masterpiece. It was rejected.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2022 - 2:54pm

I reckon it must really put a burr in your shorts when he plays Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing".  It was put out in 1937.  Been played a couple of times since then.  -John
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Posted: Jan 8, 2022 - 7:25pm

 Bob-Loblaw wrote:
I've been listening to RP at least since 2001 - maybe earlier.  I am really disappointed to what is happening to the playlists.   I get that Bill and Rebecca are old-school DJs, but the amount of late 60's and early 70's nostalgia rock is getting really long in the tooth.   I became a fan of RP because of the NEW music discovery.   A DJ's job is to reveal music the listener has never heard of from NEW artists.  So many great artists I would have never know about are now a part of my own personal playlists,  Arcade Fire, Vaccines, Snow Patrol,  Broken Bells, The Killers, these are all bands that Bill introduced me to, so I am grateful and I thank you!!!  

But now, it just seems like an endless parade of tired old classic rock crap I've heard a million times. 

I am sure your fans became fans because of the new, cool discovery that you just do not find anywhere else.   Like, don't get me wrong, some classics are OK to break up the unfamiliar, but that uses to be 10% of the 90% new cutting-edge, cool stuff.  Now, it's like the opposite, 90% classic rock and 10% new stuff I've never heard. 

BRING BACK THE NEW STUFF BILL!
 
Couldn't have said it better. 
I'm 69 and if I never hear "Jumpin Jack Flash" again, life will be better. 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 8:32pm

 westslope wrote:



Stay the course Bill!*   


I have wondered if a separate stream that plays ONLY new material would be worthwhile.   Establish some kind of arbitrary date cut off, maybe 6 or 12 months, and play nothing but new material.   That way a listener like me can play the new material stream in the background while we do other things and make a mental note of the new material that appeals.


That would be cool.


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 8:31pm

I've been a listener for many years. From almost the beginning of Radio Paradise.
It's always been my fall back station. Listening most days... a day long. And since Bill added the PSD button... it's easy to skip my #3 and below rated songs... if I'm near the music source. Yep. Sometimes I need a little change. Easy enough. But those stations don't provide me with all day listening enjoyment. And no PSD button.
I do have a pretty good selection of almost 4500 songs on my I Tunes that I can listen to. My own proverbial radio station. Which has quite a few R. Paradise tunes on it.
I just need to get my Apple rep (my daughter) to get my Christmas present installed on my phone. Therefore,  I can access all of them on my phone. 
Jonathon

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 7:33pm

 westslope wrote:

Whether you like it or not, there is an older demographic listening to and frequenting this streaming radio station.  There is sure to be lots of interest in classic '60s '70s rock along with some jazz, jazz-fusion, folk, country, Reggae, Tango, World Music, Classical, etc. from roughly the same period.   It makes good sense.  This FM-radio style format was spawned in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  There was an entire generation of young musicians and audiophiles who were exposed to this format of eclectic music station.  

Personally, I find there is plenty of new music that gets constantly fed into RP, be it Billie Eilish and other American synth pop, techno-ambient, Scandinavian pop or popular African music.  RP constantly introduces me to new artists from Canada.  New to me.  

I will stop and listen to new music on RP on occasion but otherwise, gotta get stuff done, I can't be always stopping and listening hard to new music.  RP is keeping it more than interesting.  I constantly stumble across new stuff I do not like much.   I will get worried and think about moving on when I find myself liking everything.  

When I want to listen to jazz—traditional music synthesis or Latin American music of political protest or la chanson populaire québécois or more obscure English-Canadian folk music, I either know where to find it or already have it on hand.

Stay the course Bill!*   

That said, I have been looking skeptically upon the creation of new RP streams that attempt to cater to more specific tastes.   Still not convinced that they work for me as a consumer or RP as a donation-run business.   That said....

I have wondered if a separate stream that plays ONLY new material would be worthwhile.   Establish some kind of arbitrary date cut off, maybe 6 or 12 months, and play nothing but new material.   That way a listener like me can play the new material stream in the background while we do other things and make a mental note of the new material that appeals.




* Sorry, just couldn't bring myself to use large caps.  





Hear hear! I've been an RP listener since 2014, and in that seven-year span, I have heard plenty of new music. Bands and artists that I wouldn't have found out about otherwise if it weren't for Bill and Rebecca. All the mixes hit the right spots for me, and I find that I rarely have to stray away from RP as a whole for long periods of time.

Mr. Loblaw (nice AD reference!), might I suggest KEXP or KCRW if you are on the hunt for eclectic stations that lean more toward newer music? That might whet your appetite, I think. :-)
GeneP59

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 4:12pm

Is this the same guy that ranted a couple of weeks ago in another forum about B&R current play list and how it has changed for the worse.

I’ve been a member since 2001 but a listener around late 1999. I don’t recall this name. And It seem that he hasn’t posted since 2009 and only rated 2 songs in that time.
Hmmmmm {#Think} 

I know if I don’t like something I listen too I change the dial and don’t keep listening to what I don’t like. I on the occasion I will listen to a smooth jazz station or a New Age music for a little something something for that day. B&R have opened my ears to some artists that I would never have known if I never would have hit this site 20+ years ago.
{#Notworthy} 

And that’s my 2¢ worth. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 3:46pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
GET OFF MY LAWN.
 

westslope

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 3:08pm

 Bob-Loblaw wrote:

.... Like, don't get me wrong, some classics are OK to break up the unfamiliar, but that uses to be 10% of the 90% new cutting-edge, cool stuff.  Now, it's like the opposite, 90% classic rock and 10% new stuff I've never heard. 

BRING BACK THE NEW STUFF BILL!


Whether you like it or not, there is an older demographic listening to and frequenting this streaming radio station.  There is sure to be lots of interest in classic '60s '70s rock along with some jazz, jazz-fusion, folk, country, Reggae, Tango, World Music, Classical, etc. from roughly the same period.   It makes good sense.  This FM-radio style format was spawned in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  There was an entire generation of young musicians and audiophiles who were exposed to this format of eclectic music station.  

Personally, I find there is plenty of new music that gets constantly fed into RP, be it Billie Eilish and other American synth pop, techno-ambient, Scandinavian pop or popular African music.  RP constantly introduces me to new artists from Canada.  New to me.  

I will stop and listen to new music on RP on occasion but otherwise, gotta get stuff done, I can't be always stopping and listening hard to new music.  RP is keeping it more than interesting.  I constantly stumble across new stuff I do not like much.   I will get worried and think about moving on when I find myself liking everything.  

When I want to listen to jazz—traditional music synthesis or Latin American music of political protest or la chanson populaire québécois or more obscure English-Canadian folk music, I either know where to find it or already have it on hand.

Stay the course Bill!*   

That said, I have been looking skeptically upon the creation of new RP streams that attempt to cater to more specific tastes.   Still not convinced that they work for me as a consumer or RP as a donation-run business.   That said....

I have wondered if a separate stream that plays ONLY new material would be worthwhile.   Establish some kind of arbitrary date cut off, maybe 6 or 12 months, and play nothing but new material.   That way a listener like me can play the new material stream in the background while we do other things and make a mental note of the new material that appeals.




* Sorry, just couldn't bring myself to use large caps.  




ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 2:08pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:




GET OFF MY LAWN.


I can't play audiobooks either. I would totally do that if people would shut up. 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 2:06pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

This comes up from time to time and this thread from last year gets into the philosophy. Long story short: If you want to hear new stuff, check out KEXP or other stations. I hang with RP at work because there's no DJ chatter—that gets the radio shut off immediately





GET OFF MY LAWN.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

This comes up from time to time and this thread from last year gets into the philosophy. Long story short: If you want to hear new stuff, check out KEXP or other stations. I hang with RP at work because there's no DJ chatter—that gets the radio shut off immediately. 
Bob-Loblaw

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Posted: Jan 3, 2022 - 1:42pm

I've been listening to RP at least since 2001 - maybe earlier.  I am really disappointed to what is happening to the playlists.   I get that Bill and Rebecca are old-school DJs, but the amount of late 60's and early 70's nostalgia rock is getting really long in the tooth.   I became a fan of RP because of the NEW music discovery.   A DJ's job is to reveal music the listener has never heard of from NEW artists.  So many great artists I would have never know about are now a part of my own personal playlists,  Arcade Fire, Vaccines, Snow Patrol,  Broken Bells, The Killers, these are all bands that Bill introduced me to, so I am grateful and I thank you!!!  

But now, it just seems like an endless parade of tired old classic rock crap I've heard a million times. 

I am sure your fans became fans because of the new, cool discovery that you just do not find anywhere else.   Like, don't get me wrong, some classics are OK to break up the unfamiliar, but that uses to be 10% of the 90% new cutting-edge, cool stuff.  Now, it's like the opposite, 90% classic rock and 10% new stuff I've never heard. 

BRING BACK THE NEW STUFF BILL!
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