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oldviolin

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Posted: Jun 5, 2019 - 10:50am



 Manbird wrote:


 islander wrote:
I miss the old days when one could leave a journal on the way out.
 

There's always kindle... write your departing monologue and then sell it here for a buck. That's what I'm going to do. You saying I won't? 
 
Sounds like corn squeezins' to me...

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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 5:31pm



 buddy wrote:
 dxnerd86 wrote:
... the flow is all wrong. 

This is what makes RP stand out from all others. If it wasn't for Bill's talent creating set lists, this would be just another music station. Bill & Rebecca make it the special Paradise it is, 14 years running for me.
 


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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 5:29pm



 islander wrote:
I miss the old days when one could leave a journal on the way out.
 

There's always kindle... write your departing monologue and then sell it here for a buck. That's what I'm going to do. You saying I won't? 
buddy

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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 2:03pm

 dxnerd86 wrote:
... the flow is all wrong. 

This is what makes RP stand out from all others. If it wasn't for Bill's talent creating set lists, this would be just another music station. Bill & Rebecca make it the special Paradise it is, 14 years running for me.
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Posted: Jun 2, 2019 - 6:35pm

 kcar wrote:
 
We all get tired of our favorite stations. No one can hold your interest forever. But when I try streaming services I'm always disappointed by how quickly I get tired of songs selected or annoyed by lack of segue savvy or how uninspired it all feels. ..
 
I haven't found a better Internet radio station than RP but obviously others feel differently. I think it's natural to check out other stations and services: how many of us stuck exclusively to one FM station back in the day?
 


 
Sums up my thoughts exactly. I've tried several times to create a 'perfect' station on Pandora but it just doesn't work; the flow is all wrong. Most Internet radio stations are either too narrow or too random to hold my interest for long. Radio Caroline in the UK is my other favourite Internet radio station- live DJs most of the time and recommended if you're into album rock. 

RP plays stuff I don't care for such as (most) indie folk and slow, country-tinged 'Americana'. But these styles fit in well with the mostly mellow, laid-back vibe of the station and so I tolerate them to hear the good stuff. When RP leans too much in an undesired direction, either hit PSD or simply take a break from listening for an hour. Because the music is crafted stylistically into sets, what you hear in the next hour will almost certainly be radically different to the last. 

In terms of alternative DJ mixed Internet radio outlets, I recommend browsing the WFMU archives by song/artist. You're sure to find something that fits your taste there, however obscure

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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 4:03pm

 black321 wrote:
Not complaining, but perhaps the bar is a little too high for new songs added to the rotation?  Wouldn't mind hearing a few more new artists...even if they don't stick around for the long-term.

 
 
I'm sure it's a fine line that the Goldsmiths walk. IIRC, there's sort of a sub-station here that streams submitted songs.
 
 
My RP listening patterns wax and wane, roughly following Bill's introduction of new playlists and artists. If BJ is still reading, I'd encourage him/her to take a break from RP for a few months and then tune back in. Bill is not a dummy: he rotates artists in and out of his playlists, so if you're hearing a heavier dose of classic rock artists at one point that's not necessarily a sign of permanent change. When I donated some money a while back and PMed Bill to gripe about the excessive airing of Radiohead songs, he said that the band was in heavier in normal rotation (I think due to a recent release of a Radiohead album).
 
We all get tired of our favorite stations. No one can hold your interest forever. But when I try streaming services I'm always disappointed by how quickly I get tired of songs selected or annoyed by lack of segue savvy or how uninspired it all feels. And the sound quality can suck hard: I tried Amazon Music Now or whatever the f^$k it's called and the music sounded flat and dim.
 
I haven't found a better Internet radio station than RP but obviously others feel differently. I think it's natural to check out other stations and services: how many of us stuck exclusively to one FM station back in the day?
 

black321

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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 6:47am

Not complaining, but perhaps the bar is a little too high for new songs added to the rotation?  Wouldn't mind hearing a few more new artists...even if they don't stick around for the long-term.
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Posted: May 7, 2019 - 6:12am



 Red_Dragon wrote:
This again?
 

Our lives would be a misery without knowing what BJ thought.

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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 5:25pm

This again?
islander

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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 5:11pm

I miss the old days when one could leave a journal on the way out.
buddy

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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 4:19pm

I guess the PSD feature and the My Favorites Mix didn't get the job done for you. At the very least after your dramatic exit please indulge us with a dramatic return when you come back, without burying it on the back page. Meanwhile, I continue to be delighted when I'm turned on to new artists that I'd likely never discover off RP. I also joined in 2005 & continue to count RP as the soundtrack of my life working, playing, driving around, anywhere my phone goes.

No ill will intended, enjoy your new musical adventures.
ColdMiser

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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 1:19pm

Adios Amigo. Good luck finding another gem like RP. 
oldviolin

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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 12:01pm

aloha
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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 7:12am

I have been listening to and supporting RP since 2008, but I'm sorry to say that it is time for me to leave. RP used to be my "safe haven" away from the classic rock that is so pervasive - a place where I could hear music that wasn't being played anywhere else and where I could discover new artists and hear artists that I love but never get airplay on mass market radio (e.g. Tom Waits). But after hearing Queen, Madonna, ZZ Top, Eagles, and other staples of classic rock radio getting thrown into the mix, I've decided to move on. I'm sure that others feel differently about RP's programming and that's great - keep listening (and hopefully supporting it too). For me, I've had too many instances lately of shutting off RP due to the song and artist choices that have been made. So adios Radio Paradise! I may visit from time to time to see what RP is up to, but I need to find another source for my day-to-day music feed.