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KarmaKarma

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Posted: Feb 9, 2021 - 2:17pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 hzs wrote:
I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
 

It sounds a little bit as though you're dragging your issues with the music industry as a whole into RadioParadise. There's not any labeling of acts here, at least by the metrics you provided.

As far as describing a band of straight white men as "a band of straight white men" you're right that they're never described as all white or all male ...that's like calling water "wet." It's such a dominant trait that the outliers become points of interest, so casually referring to a band as all female, well that's still rare enough to be worth noting, but even that turns into a selling point or a negative, so it shouldn't be used. Bad Brains were always described as a black hardcore band... back in the 80s, anyway. I don't know of any self-respecting artist these days who would list any of your metrics as a selling point. If word gets out, I suppose, but I'm not interested in any band *because* they're ...whatever.  So curating a playlist would require the sort of sleuthing that takes the joy out of just hearing music for what it is.
 

hzs then said: "To be clear, this feature request isn't about changing any of the existing mixes, but rather to add a new one, even as an experiment, even for a short time. Anyone who didn't like it would be free to ignore it."

I have a solution.  Create a stream consisting entirley of bands of white men .  Let's call it The Average White Band stream.

Fixed it fr you.

hzs

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Posted: Feb 9, 2021 - 12:18pm

I think RP is a great antidote to the music industry as a whole: that's how we can hear tracks on RP that we don't hear anywhere else. There is labeling of acts here, which is how we have a "world" mix. I posted a feature request hoping for even more of that kind of curation, because perhaps RP would see the value in it the way the music industry as a whole won't or can't.

An act's diversity isn't a "selling point", it's a listening point. How much money an act makes isn't necessarily a reflection of its quality; there are a lot of other factors that go into whether an act is financially successful. Based on the preponderance of white male acts in the US music industry, being white and male is one of them (unless you make the case that white men are naturally more talented, which isn't at all what you're saying). By clearing out the ubiquitous, we leave room for more new acts in our sphere. To me, there's nothing joyless at all about hearing a new voice.

To be clear, this feature request isn't about changing any of the existing mixes, but rather to add a new one, even as an experiment, even for a short time. Anyone who didn't like it would be free to ignore it.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 hzs wrote:
I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
 

It sounds a little bit as though you're dragging your issues with the music industry as a whole into RadioParadise. There's not any labeling of acts here, at least by the metrics you provided.

As far as describing a band of straight white men as "a band of straight white men" you're right that they're never described as all white or all male ...that's like calling water "wet." It's such a dominant trait that the outliers become points of interest, so casually referring to a band as all female, well that's still rare enough to be worth noting, but even that turns into a selling point or a negative, so it shouldn't be used. Bad Brains were always described as a black hardcore band... back in the 80s, anyway. I don't know of any self-respecting artist these days who would list any of your metrics as a selling point. If word gets out, I suppose, but I'm not interested in any band *because* they're ...whatever.  So curating a playlist would require the sort of sleuthing that takes the joy out of just hearing music for what it is.
 


ScottFromWyoming

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 8, 2021 - 3:42pm



 hzs wrote:
I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
 

It sounds a little bit as though you're dragging your issues with the music industry as a whole into RadioParadise. There's not any labeling of acts here, at least by the metrics you provided.

As far as describing a band of straight white men as "a band of straight white men" you're right that they're never described as all white or all male ...that's like calling water "wet." It's such a dominant trait that the outliers become points of interest, so casually referring to a band as all female, well that's still rare enough to be worth noting, but even that turns into a selling point or a negative, so it shouldn't be used. Bad Brains were always described as a black hardcore band... back in the 80s, anyway. I don't know of any self-respecting artist these days who would list any of your metrics as a selling point. If word gets out, I suppose, but I'm not interested in any band *because* they're ...whatever.  So curating a playlist would require the sort of sleuthing that takes the joy out of just hearing music for what it is.
hzs

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Posted: Feb 8, 2021 - 12:43pm

It's also possible to get a "mellow mix" on Spotify, but we all know there's no comparison between Spotify and RP. That's why we're here.

 rgio wrote:

 hzs wrote:
I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
 
You can do all that... here

 


rgio

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Posted: Feb 8, 2021 - 9:56am



 hzs wrote:
I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
 
You can do all that... here

hzs

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Posted: Feb 8, 2021 - 7:50am

I am so glad to have rediscovered Radio Paradise now that I'm working from home full time. I love the World/Etc Mix especially. 

I've noticed lately (not on RP but in general) that there are an awful lot of acts that have only cis white men in them. Even bands that have been going on for decades and have a long list of prior members are sometimes 100% cis white men. They're never described as such: a band's website or Wikipedia never describes a band as "all white" or "all male" the way it's called out when the act is "women" or "cross-cultural". 100% cis white male bands are the default — everyone else is "other".

It would be interesting to curate a mix where every track must include at least one non-dominant human: woman, BIPOC, trans or nonbinary. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.
Ohmsen

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Posted: Jan 31, 2021 - 2:19pm



 BillG wrote:


 pnauseda wrote:
would be so much more convenient to be able to send support via the app instead of having to go to the web site.
 

Both Apple & Google prohibit that, unless we use their in-app payment system and give them 30%.
 

A good business-strategy, to stand up against them, indeed! 

Long live RP!
BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 31, 2021 - 2:06pm



 pnauseda wrote:
would be so much more convenient to be able to send support via the app instead of having to go to the web site.
 

Both Apple & Google prohibit that, unless we use their in-app payment system and give them 30%.
pnauseda

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Posted: Jan 30, 2021 - 6:14pm

would be so much more convenient to be able to send support via the app instead of having to go to the web site.
haresfur

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 9:41pm



 BillG wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 blackjellybean wrote:


 
I have been having intermittent problems connecting to the RP mixes through Sonos here in eastern Australia

 

Are you using FLAC? You might try dropping back to 320k AAC. The path to Australia from our closest server (in Singapore) is usually pretty good, but does get congested sometimes.
 

I just searched in Sonos radio and added the mixes to my favourites. Don't see any way to set the bitrate.
BillG

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 7:23pm



 haresfur wrote:


 blackjellybean wrote:


 
I have been having intermittent problems connecting to the RP mixes through Sonos here in eastern Australia

 

Are you using FLAC? You might try dropping back to 320k AAC. The path to Australia from our closest server (in Singapore) is usually pretty good, but does get congested sometimes.
haresfur

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 6:40pm



 blackjellybean wrote:


 
I have been having intermittent problems connecting to the RP mixes through Sonos here in eastern Australia

blackjellybean

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 - 4:21pm

 BillG wrote:
Hi Bill

Seems to be all working again - so what happened who knows ??
I am in Australia (not UK)

Just for your info  -  "Info here" comes up with

Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server.



 blackjellybean wrote:
Hi Bill
I am trying to connect my Sonos to RP (main mix) and I keep getting the message RP (main mix) is no longer available on Sonos radio.
(also going via Tunein it is not available.)
Yes I have power cycled everything.

Other mixes work
 

Are you in the UK? Info here. 
 

geoff_morphini

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Posted: Jan 28, 2021 - 11:24am



 jarro wrote:

Seems someone knocked a power cable loose while working in our rack.
Everything should be back to normal :)



 BillG wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Once it's loaded, it's fine, but opening the RP site for the first time takes a long time. A minute or two sometimes. Mac Chrome, 2 machines, 2 different ISPs.
 

Seeing some odd behavior. I'll have Jarred investigate. 
 
Sounds like an IT Crowd episode.

 


jarro

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Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 10:42pm


Seems someone knocked a power cable loose while working in our rack.
Everything should be back to normal :)



 BillG wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Once it's loaded, it's fine, but opening the RP site for the first time takes a long time. A minute or two sometimes. Mac Chrome, 2 machines, 2 different ISPs.
 

Seeing some odd behavior. I'll have Jarred investigate. 
 


BillG

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Location: Left Coast
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 8:55pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Once it's loaded, it's fine, but opening the RP site for the first time takes a long time. A minute or two sometimes. Mac Chrome, 2 machines, 2 different ISPs.
 

Seeing some odd behavior. I'll have Jarred investigate. 
BillG

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 8:49pm



 blackjellybean wrote:
Hi Bill
I am trying to connect my Sonos to RP (main mix) and I keep getting the message RP (main mix) is no longer available on Sonos radio.
(also going via Tunein it is not available.)
Yes I have power cycled everything.

Other mixes work
 

Are you in the UK? Info here. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 6:56pm

Once it's loaded, it's fine, but opening the RP site for the first time takes a long time. A minute or two sometimes. Mac Chrome, 2 machines, 2 different ISPs.
blackjellybean

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Location: Sydney, Australia
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 5:32pm

Hi Bill
I am trying to connect my Sonos to RP (main mix) and I keep getting the message RP (main mix) is no longer available on Sonos radio.
(also going via Tunein it is not available.)
Yes I have power cycled everything.

Other mixes work
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 14, 2021 - 2:54pm



 BillG wrote:


 
Hey, Kurt!

The first thing I'd try is reloading the site. 

If that doesn't work, do you have any kind of privacy-protection or ad-blocking plugins or extensions? Sometimes those can disable javascript (even though we have no trackers or ad content), which will stop our site from working normally.

 
Well, I tried the things suggested. Nothing worked.
But a few days later everything started working fine.

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