jgkojak wrote:I kinda like some Beatle friends...
I actually wouldn't even mind songs that might interest Beatle fans (the latest Dylan, etc.)
The trouble is that the ratios are wrong-
Ideally out of every 20 songs:
3 would be Beatles
5 would be WIngs
5 would be solo Paul
1 direct contribution Beatle friend (McGear, Wilbury)
1 Beatle connected (Badfinger, etc)
2 boots/obscure unoffical recordings
Interesting idea - I could live with "1 Ringo" (ideally off "Choose Love" or "Vertical Man" ) and "1 Beatle connected" . I would just somehow like to squeeze in some more John and George. And these boots - are they meant to be by any of the above or just by Macca?
This idea of playing also other artists such as Bob Dylan is being put into practice by countless other stations, some of which I tuned into during the time Mike worked with live365.com and when we had "Just Ringo" on MaccaRadio I think the demands of people who just want to listen to "Beatley" stuff are well catered for.
With all my due respect, 2 of 3, Badfinger for me are 2nd division and the Beatles are 1st division - I don't think not being too much into Badfinger means not being into the Beatles. In homoeopathic doses, Badfinger are OK, but not one hour of Badfinger for me, please (as I said, I respect other people's tastes and will just tune out).
The subscription idea seems OK to me, Mike - I suppose we wouldn't have to pay a fortune, and it would not be "I really should make a donation" and just feeling bad instead of doing something. Request-wise, I suppose subscribers would get priority over non-subscribers, and this way there would be an incentive to subscribe, much the same way you're handling the point system already.