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Author Topic: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February  (Read 5182 times)

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Offline dj

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 03:40:16 AM »
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I echo all that has been said and would just like to add my thanks to all concerned for their excellent work on the Juke.

Agreed.  Thanks Slack, Rivers, Richard, et. al.

I'd just like to add that hearing artists I'd never really connected with come up randomly on the Juke gradually brought me around to appreciating them - Leadbelly, Blind Lemon, The Mississippi Sheiks among others.  And with appreciation came purchases, so the Juke was a sales tool, too.  I realize it's sales of artists the "industry" doesn't care about, and on a level small enough that the industry doesn't care about that, either.  But multiply me by the dozens of Juke listeners, and you've got...  something the industry doesn't care about.   :(

With the end of the Juke and the probable demise of Roots & Rhythm, I'm feeling a bit depressed right about now.

Slack, do you know the date and time we'll stop broadcasting?  I'd like to raise a parting glass at the appropriate moment.

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 06:07:32 AM »
Thank you all.

DJ, how about 9 eastern time?

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 07:56:51 AM »
A final announcement from Richard? 

" oh bugger. The doobry's fallen off the juke player. Well that's done it. Bloody computers.  Awful isn't it.  Well bye anyway. As the actress said to the bishop".


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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 09:42:52 AM »
So sorry that it has to be this way, but understandable.  THANK YOU for all you've done to keep the Juke going -- and I'm going to hope that maybe it can come out of mothballs some day!

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 09:47:02 AM »
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how about 9 eastern time?

9 pm eastern time on the 28th?  I'll be there with bourbon in hand.  (I hope you didn't mean 9am.  They won't let us drink at work.    :o  )

As for a final announcement from Richard, I favor "And up next on the steam-driven Victrola...   Damn!  Out of coal!"

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 01:40:43 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 09:26:27 AM »
Too bad.  Heard some great music the short time I was listening.
Thanks for the listening pleasure.

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 11:11:26 AM »
Very sad indeed - the Juke was a great resource for all blues fans.  Having said that I do understand the reasons - many thanks for the chance to listen guys.

Here is hoping it can be resurrected at some point in the future !!

Steve

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 03:00:58 PM »
Hats off to the Weenie Juke Brain Trust for their commitment and outstanding job through the years!

Signed,
 A die hard listener

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2014, 05:18:07 PM »
Thank you all.

We'll go out with this fitting tribute - suggested by Uncle Bud.

I Will Do My Last Singing - Rev Gary Davis at Newport
Farewell Daddy Blues - Ma Rainey
Fare Thee Well - Joe Callicott
Bye Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
I Shall Not Be Moved - Charley Patton

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2014, 06:08:50 PM »
I've got the bourbon in front of me, dj...

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2014, 06:22:44 PM »
Well, that's it.  Thanks for the playlist, uncle bud.  Thanks for everything, Slack. 

And thanks for drinking with me, uncle bud.     

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 06:28:20 PM »
I changed the order a bit UB, but it was a nice send off.  Thanks for the selections.  Perfect.

Cheers fellars... a glass of merlot here (after a couple of beers)... although I think I'll go pour a little drambuie... damn, it is such great music.

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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 07:28:51 PM »
Gentlemen, I bow my head!


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Re: Weenie Juke Radio to Close at the End of February
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
A toast to the end of an era - four fingers of Jameson's 12. Thanks fellas.


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