Post by hatter_in_macc on Jun 28, 2020 10:52:55 GMT
Well, after emerging from the initial mortification of seeing our collective two months' effort disappear without trace - and, having corresponded with Gazz for a proper technical insight, neither he nor I can understand how it happened - what I am minded to do is try over the coming weeks to piece back together the old contents, albeit by letter rather than the order in which they were posted. Although all the tunes are accessible away from CH, they are 'ours' in the sense that they chose them - and for a variety of reasons personal to us. Obviously, what we will lose are the comments with which we introduced our choices - but what we regain is a set of goodies in which to dip at will. A bit, really, like the remaking of Smile, after some of Brian Wilson's master tapes went missing...
On a separate, locked thread, I have put together what one of these letter-threads might look like (possibly in a separate 'Heavenly Jukebox' section on the forum?). I started with the four-song-strong 'Z' for obvious reasons! Let me know on here what you think, guys - and if it is something you feel is worth doing, I shall work on it over the coming weeks.
Post by hatter_in_macc on Jun 28, 2020 18:11:38 GMT
I'm fine with that suggestion, gents. Whilst I'd have been happy to restored all the tracks, it certainly would have been a longish-term project - and I'd have really been questioning my sanity if there was little genuine demand or need.
I've just had a go with an eight-song playlist on the now-converted Z-thread. All songs selected by others, and listed alphabetically by acts - but a mixture of the old and new, the familiar and the not-so...
Feel free to choose according to your own criteria - but stick to eight as a limit, challenging though that is!
Post by hatter_in_macc on Jun 29, 2020 16:21:00 GMT
Just to supplement the 'Favourites' thread a little, I have added in five milestone tracks there that I remember to have been the first, 10th, 100th, 1,000th and 2,000th to be posted within the original set.
Post by hatter_in_macc on Jul 2, 2020 18:07:27 GMT
Have had an idea of supplementing the 'Favourites' thread a little more with one song for each of our very most popular artistes from the original jukebox - led by The Beatles, followed by Bowie and the like.
If you have special favourites by the oft-chosen ones, please let me know on here - relying on exile, so far as GBV concerned! - unless, of course, you are happy to trust my judgement...