The origins and historical context of a song do mean something.
I suspect most of the program directors pulling the song from rotation aren’t women.
More proof that common sense is all that common.
I think you have to be careful interpreting songs written long ago in today’s terms.
And they are only words, not unwanted actions (the latter of which are deplorable in any time).
Just as that radio station has the freedom to choose its playlist, others have the right to play and listeners have the right to enjoy classic Christmas songs.
I don’t like rap. Much as I don’t like most country music (although I like Patsy Cline & other classic country artists that also made the pop charts in the 40s, 50s & 60s).
But it’s not the only genre to sing about crime and drug use. Google vintage jazz & drugs & you’ll find many well known artists, including Ella Fitzgerald (admittedly e…[Read more]
Recently, I had an issue with Mono vs Stereo that caused me great grief until I solved it.
My FM transmitter will transmit in either mono or stereo. I had it set to mono. I assumed that it would mix the Right and Left Channels of a stereo input, just as a Decade MS-100 and other Decade transmitters would.
Sometimes assumptions are i…[Read more]
Carl nails it on the head. Overexposure is what kills Christmas music for me. What makes it even worse is having modern supposed-musicians remake Christmas classics.
That’s why, in my Christmas playlist (“A Slightly Bent Christmas” and various similar names), I pull out the relatively unknown (and quite often hilarious, in a bad/good sort of w…[Read more]
Mark, I respectfully disagree.
There will always be good music and bad music. Good art and bad art.
Rap at its worst certainly fits into your description. At its best, it is found in the play Hamilton, which has had unprecedented critical and box office success.
Music that is different is always met with criticism. Mozart’s Marriage of Fi…[Read more]
Right now in the Pacific Northwest it is raining (big surprise) with moderate temperatures (low of 5 C, high 10-12 C). With any sort of luck, it will stay around there for much of the winter (since I’m a transplanted Easterner, I hate the cold and the snow, which should only be on top of the mountains where it belongs).
That’s highly unusual, gamewell, in my experience. Some licensed non commercial stations don’t have as much help. You obviously have a well run operation, and a number of community members who really care (which is absolutely necessary).
There was a low power (licensed) station on Saltspring Island in my locale that eventually fizzled out and w…[Read more]
With the right equipment, and more importantly, the right antennas (highly directional), and the right location, long distance point to point Part 15 wifi communication is certainly possible.
With a good point to point backbone, and then some decent access points, you can create a wifi network that will greatly outperform any legal Part 15 FM transmitter.
ArtisanRadio started the topic Quick Review of the Griffin iTrip Auto Aniversal Plus FM Transmitter in the forum Transmitter Talk 3 weeks, 6 days ago
I admit it – I’m a sucker for new devices.
So when I saw that the local dollar store had a bunch of these transmitters, I purchased one to try out. I’ve had some good luck in the past – a little while ago I got a Maxell FMT-1 off e-bay for $1, and it worked surprising well, both in terms of range and sound quality.
The first thing I noticed…[Read more]
The thought is intriguing, billyburg.
I personally find some of the ‘we’d like to welcome you back’ stuff annoying. I get enough e-mails, reminders, etc. and I tend to choose what I’m really interested in without regard to external forces.
On the other hand, I think that other approaches to the issue are positively inspiring and even…[Read more]
billyburg said “So … what do we do about it?”
As I stated in a related post, we’re all here for different reasons. It would be the height of arrogance for me to assume that my motivations are the same as anyone else’s.
Members come and go as their needs and desires wax and wane. Some want to help others. Some need help. Some have cause…[Read more]
To paraphrase your own words, billyburg, the discussion on physics here is CONTENT, and in my opinion is more on topic with radio than dead TV stars. You may feel otherwise.
As our compatriot Carl has pointed out in the past, radio touches reality in many more areas than mere genre-based music programming.
What I don’t understand is the…[Read more]
Here’s another more up to date article, linking human consciousness and quantum physics.
Interesting stuff, and I don’t think probability explains everything (Feynman himself died in 1988).
As to what this has to do with low power radio, well,…[Read more]
It has been demonstrated that, in the world of quantum physics, the act of observation affects reality.
So the closing statement of the initial post may be more correct than originally intended. At some level, anyway.
That being said, asking for a topic to stop in one thread…[Read more]
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