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Title: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 11, 2016, 06:33:08 PM
Based on the response to last year's effort, the collective weenieverse has decided to have a second go at the "Song Of The Month." On the last Friday of the month, a volunteer will post a CB-related song, essentially with a view towards getting weeniedom interested in listening to it and perhaps playing it, if you don't already.

Here's the schedule:
 
weekparticipant (future) / topic (past)
29-JanRed River Blues (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10981.0)
26-FebGround Hog Blues (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11008.0)
25-MarSloppy Drunk (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11037.0)
29-AprBuck Dance (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11082.0)
27-MayGallows Pole (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11107.0)
24-JunSalty Dog (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11140.0)
29-JulTippin' Out/Ha-Ha Blues (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11178.0)
26-AugDupree Blues (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11199.0)
30-SepCorinne, Corinna (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11231.0)
28-OctYou Got To Move (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11243.0)
25-NovTrouble In Mind (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11271.0)
30-DecStack O' Lee (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11302.0)

If you'd like to contribute, just drop me a PM or respond to this thread and we'll get you a date.

Formatting your SOTM post:

1) start a new thread in the Back Porch

2) title the new thread using the following format:

SOTM <date>: <topic>

The <date> is the date you were assigned and <topic> is whatever you decide to post as your topic.

Try to post no earlier than the Monday of the week you were assigned and no later than the date itself. There's no actual penalty for early or late posting - we're just trying to keep a little  momentum.

Content and expectations:

Topics are neither pre-assigned nor approved. In general, anything you find interesting enough to write about will probably be interesting to read, think about and play. If you want to ensure that your topic will not be taken by someone else, feel free to contact the other participants to coordinate.

You might want to consider having a 'backup topic,' just in case. If you need ideas for a topic or help with content in any way, feel free to reach out to me.

Attachments and links:

When creating a post, you'll notice a link for "Attachments and other options" below the editing window. After you click on it, you'll see a browse button and from there, you can attach an MP3 or other file for your topic. The limit for the attachment size is just about 1MB, so compress aggressively when posting audio.

A word of caution: SAVE your text in notepad or some other text processor before attaching audio if you're not 100% positive of the attachment file size. If your file is too big and you try to submit the post, the forum software will HAPPILY tell you the attachment was too big, the post will fail and you will lose ALL of your text. You have been warned. CTRL + C is your friend.

Attachments will not show up in the post until published. Previewing the post will not show the attachment.

Youtube links:

Always use the link that youtube formats from the "Share" tab on the video page.

When previewing the post, you'll just see the link text rather than the video. This is normal - the video should display as embedded once you post. If it doesn't pan out as you expected, ask for help.

That's it!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 11, 2016, 06:45:57 PM
You'll note that we're starting fairly aggressively at the end of January. That's because we're weenies, and that's how we roll. You have my complete confidence that we'll have a volunteer for 29-Jan and the content will be amazing.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 09:47:12 AM
Don't feel like you have to take the January spot - take any date you want...  I have a backup topic for January if nobody steps up.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Johnm on January 12, 2016, 09:58:51 AM
Hi Frank,
I could do the January date.  I had one more or less thought out for late in 2015.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 10:17:01 AM
You're in, John - thanks!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: banjochris on January 12, 2016, 10:19:29 AM
I'll do one for March, Frank --
Chris
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Norfolk Slim on January 12, 2016, 11:24:12 AM
I'm game.  February should be fine.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 11:37:34 AM
Hi NS - harry beat ya to it... thanks, harry! got another month in mind?
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 11:41:56 AM
thanks, Chris - yer in!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 11:43:49 AM
and I'll take April...  get 'em now folks - only 12 spots this time around!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Old Man Ned on January 12, 2016, 02:20:01 PM
Put me down for a spot, any available month is fine for me.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 03:52:13 PM
Thanks, Ned - I put you down for June!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Lastfirstface on January 12, 2016, 09:17:20 PM
I'll take one too. How about May?
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 12, 2016, 09:56:25 PM
Thanks, LFF - I'll put you in for July since Norfolk Slim already threw his hat in the ring...

NS - I'll put you in for May - thanks! Please let me know if that's ok.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Prof Scratchy on January 13, 2016, 01:43:26 AM
Happy to contribute any time.

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Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 13, 2016, 03:31:04 AM
August is yours, Prof - thanks!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: uncle bud on January 13, 2016, 05:03:11 AM
Put me down for September. Should be able to get it together by then.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 13, 2016, 05:09:55 AM
September is yours, uncle bud - thanks!

Just three more spots - gotta jump on it quick...  they're disappearing!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Pan on January 13, 2016, 05:15:26 AM
How about November for me?

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 13, 2016, 06:06:20 AM
November it is - thanks, Pan!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Rivers on January 13, 2016, 02:45:46 PM
I stickied the thread, per last year's. Should we unsticky last year, which was epic by the way, thanks to all concerned, or leave it pale green? Don't answer that, I'm gonna unsticky 2015 so this year stands out.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: ScottN on January 13, 2016, 03:43:54 PM
Hi Frank,

I'll take a stab at October or December if one is still available.

Thanks,
            Scott
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 13, 2016, 08:02:52 PM
Thanks, Scott - I put you in for December.

Rivers - do you think we could leave the 2015 schedule topic as sticky? If weenies could find the index to the year's topics, I think that would a good thing...  that way it won't matter so much if the individual topics are a little harder to find. All the topics are linked from the index in the 2015 thread and I'll continue to do that for 2016.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Rivers on January 15, 2016, 08:11:14 PM
Sure!
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: harriet on January 18, 2016, 02:53:06 AM
Can I contribute to the Oct 28th spot, please?
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: frankie on January 18, 2016, 08:45:46 AM
28-Oct is all yours, harriet - thanks for taking a spot, and thanks to all who have volunteered last year and this year.

One thing participants might want to consider before choosing a topic is to look through topics already covered. The 2015 index is a sticky post in the Back Porch, as is this one....  no sense in repeating a topic...

Well, it's certainly easier to fill spots if we have them once a month, that's for sure...  I'll put some reminders in the weenie calendar later today.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: harriet on January 18, 2016, 09:28:18 AM
Thanks! :)

I don't know if this helps but maybe at the end of your first paragraph in this thread (Based on..already}  add something to the effect of" topics covered in 2015" and link to the 2015 page for easy reference?
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Lastfirstface on July 30, 2016, 08:02:47 AM
Been crazy busy lately, so I'll be submitting mine a little late. Sorry everybody, It'll be up soon enough.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: One-Eyed Ross on July 30, 2016, 08:26:59 AM
Been crazy busy lately, so I'll be submitting mine a little late. Sorry everybody, It'll be up soon enough.

What, you let your life get in the way of posting stuff on the forum?  The shame....  Honestly, some days just making it through the day is hard enough without worrying about little stuff.  And posting on here is, in the grand scheme of things, little stff.  Don't worry, we'll be here.
Title: Re: Song Of The Month: 2016 Schedule
Post by: Stuart on July 30, 2016, 06:18:51 PM
What, you let your life get in the way of posting stuff on the forum?  The shame...

The forum is my life. When people tell me to "Get a life," I say, "Why bother? I've got a forum!"  ;D