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Disco at the pub my backside.

Grockles only play Shakin Stevens green door on continuous loop.

I've been to Brum mate, I know how crap it is, that is all why you come down to the West Country for some proper entertainment.
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by Barcrest on August 16, 2019, 01:27:35 PM »
I have recently been playing with amazon music as that is included with my prime membership and I can see why people would use that.

To be honest since I added the you tube downloader into e-touch I have never manually downloaded anything new to my own library. If I haven't got it locally it just gets pulled off you tube straight into E-touch.

The only real time i use my local library is when I am doing a disco in the pub.
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by Cletus on August 16, 2019, 12:35:54 AM »
Ok, I'll bite!!! Its winter down here in Aus, but the only radiators I've ever replaced are situated in the front of my cars!!!! (and no help from the council either...).

To touch (no pun intended, but I'll run with it) on what Barry said about Spotify; I've been ruminating on this lately myself. For years n years I've been tapping away at a solid audio/video collection, first spending a lot of time making SK work as best as possible (i've still got a number of XP machines laying around), then finally seeing the light here. I always had some sort of portable jukebox around, and always had it at parties; people my age would really appreciate it. Always had one set up in the house, and it was on all week-end, whether we were cleaning, drinking or relaxing.

Now though, after all this time of getting a true portable set-up sorted, it spends most of its time in my shed (I have a big shed for playing in - 80' x 40') when I'm working in there. Since moving into a house that has multiple family areas, the jukebox is a bit harder to spread around, and I just ask Google to direct a you tube playlist onto the nearest TV....

In short, I feel like I've put a lot of effort into this over time, only to be overtaken by new technology... Maybe I am a dinosaur now, but I know that all these cyber-engines STILL cant put together a playlist as well as I can!!!! And I still run my Ipod in the car with all 15000 tracks, JUST IN CASE I have the burning need to listen to Jona Lewie tell me about his wartime experiences, because commercial radio NEVER plays that.

I feel for you Barry; I can only imagine how much effort you've put into this project over time, and I'm guessing that the people that are left in here are all birds of a feather - a bit of PC knowledge (or a career) collected over the years, that are patient enough to be able to sort through things, or tweak a bit to make it work - the catch 22 of a highly customisable toy is that you have to learn a bit before you play.

Ok, I'm starting to ramble - at the end of the day, I still try to sit down and play around with the Juke when I can - the joy of discovering a new album, opening Tag & Rename, getting the tags sorted properly, and cranking up the volume!!!! But wait - my 12 YO daughter now wanders into the shed and helps herself - she's currently discovering classics like Piano Man, American Pie and Buffalo Soldier - maybe there is hope for the next generation!!!!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by Barcrest on August 14, 2019, 06:15:43 AM »
The reason it is dead over here is Spotify and all other streaming services. People just want an easy all in one solution where the don't need a big music collection locally. This has always been a bit of a niche area and it seems that has become an even smaller number of people. Maybe everyone that wanted a jukebox now has one.
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Who needs those miserable sods, when the party is here already. The grockle is probably too busy changing nappies, so don't expect to see the boss.

Eventful day for me anyway, council want to replace the radiators, which is fun and games. I live in a studio flat, so it is move a desk, left, back, right, forwards and then left again if you want to move things.

My desk and bed are next to the radiator so I have moved my L shaped desk close to the kitchen, so away from the radiator, I will move the bed when I have notice that the work is starting, I am not sure where I am sleeping tonight, as i have scanners, monitors, boxes and God knows what else on the bed, and junk on the sofa as well.

On the decent booze tonight, so by the time they kick in and my sleeping tablet, shall make some room on the floor and crash out. Sadly had to move the TV and the cinema PC, so cannot watch anything tonight.

The only plus side, is that I am now next to the kitchen, so less to walk for another beer.

Happy days.
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by berrywell on August 12, 2019, 11:45:04 AM »
If this place gets any worse, I might be forced to start watching game of thrones. I must be the only person in the World that has not watched it yet.

I'm pleased to announce I've not watched it and most probably wont either, from the trailers and my friends barrelling on about it I feel it's not my sort of thing, I'm usually doing other projects.

After writing my last post, the weather here has turned rather :downer here too. so much for the BBQ weather. I'm surprised we all didn't get blown into the North Sea on Saturday, on the plus side I wasn't affected by National Grid's power outage on Friday evening, I was still able to enjoy an ice cold cider :beer

Wonder if anyone else will eventually join in with this conversation?  ;D 8)
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Good man,

If we talk a lot of shit it will bound to get others. What BBQ weather? Raining here, the worse Summer if you can call it that ever on record I think.

Oh God are we actually talking about the weather? We're doomed Mr Mannering.

I might have a tinker with my jukebox soon as I need to move the furniture around as my radiators need replacing so I might go through all of my computer equipment as I have mobo's lying around, memory, power supplies that I am not sure what is good or not.

If this place gets any worse, I might be forced to start watching game of thrones. I must be the only person in the World that has not watched it yet.

Regards

Mark
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by berrywell on August 09, 2019, 02:53:59 PM »
Hey mark,

I'm going to reply and keep the conversation going, just to show that there is still life around here, even if it's not Juke related.  ;D ;D :D :D

I'm surprised there isn't more activity around here at the moment though with it being peak summer season, thought a jukebox would go down well at a BBQ evening etc.

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Hi Tel,

See make a post and you get a reply. The new skin that you have done is specialised to be honest with you. I prefer modern, so old skool would not interest me.

Who knows if there were more posts, then it might get some interest, however, I am clutching at straws here.

If you made some youtube videos of your skins and posted on youtube with a link, that could work.

Regards

Mark
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General Discussion / Re: Can we add another general section maybe at the bottom
« Last post by berrywell on August 09, 2019, 10:04:46 AM »
Sadly, this idea doesn't appear to have much interest Mark, no one else has bothered to reply.

Thing is, from looking at the bottom of the forums, there does appear to be quite a few members still visiting, just no one seems to post anymore.
Even the recent skin I made, Retro v2 hasn't interested many people as it's only been downloaded half a dozen times (maybe too specialised?? or I've made too many available??).

I suppose the only thing is to start a thread & indicate in the title it's non Juke related & see if anyone else joins the discussion.
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