New site template

I've change a few things about the site layout today.

  • New site template - This one is called 'Music' and is available here.
  • Added Live365 'now playing' badge. - I've done away with the 'now playing' widget I was using and replaced it with an o-fish-al badge widget from Live365. It includes cover art for the currently playing track, track title and artist as well as links to play the stream.

Happy Christmas!

It has been far too long since I last posted -- Life gets in the way of your hobbies sometimes. ;-)

Lots to talk about so let's get to it.

Christmas Blues
I've added almost 200 Blues (and Blues-ish) Christmas tracks to the playlist. If my math is correct (that's a stretch, let me tell you) this translates to every 3rd or 4th track. Just because this is a Blues station doesn't mean we can celebrate the Holidays!

Changes, they are a comin'

These days 'Change' is all the buzz and Dreamland Blues is no exception. Over the next few days I'll be making some significant changes to the station; I hope you'll all approve.

- Increase the bitrate to 128kbps. This will result in a dramatic increase in the sound quality of the station at the cost of increased internet bandwidth. The majority of you that have 'broadband' (cable modems, FiOS, etc.) connections should have nothing to worry about. If this renders the stream unlistenable for you please let me know.

New playlist!

I've just finished uploading the last of 584 new tracks into the Dreamland Blues Radio playlist. This is a complete rebuild of the playlist from scratch.

I've re-encoded all the tracks and 'normalized' the levels. What this means to you, dear listener, is a consistent volume level of all the music tracks. I can't speak for the 'ads' because I don't control those.

Take a second and let me know what you think! I value your input!

Thanks for listening!

T.

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