Linking the Links
Yes, we are still alive here at CatholicJukebox.com. I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, that you will hopefully see soon. I’ve been working on ways to keep you up to date with events in your area. What good is a concert 1000 miles away? We’re going to help you find bands in your own back yard. Plus I’m trying to update the list of bands, make a more complete experience here on CatholicJukebox.com. Right now, there are a lot of disconnected pieces, but I’m trying to connect the dots. The radio should connect with the directory, and the directory connect with a real event calendar. It’s a lot more work than I first anticipated, but I think it will be well worth the effort. The hardest part is keeping the band pages up to date. Once I’ve got things linked up, I may be searching for volunteers to help update band pages. Keep that in the back of your mind.
The radio is doing well. At least when it stays up running. 🙁 I’ve been having a strange problem with my computer, where it will blue screen of death on a driver. It doesn’t say which one, and it all started after an iTunes upgrade – suspicious. So I’ve removed iTunes, and re-installed. I’ve also upgraded a handful of drivers. So far, it’s stayed up for a couple of days. But aleast it reboots within a minute, and the station comes right back onto the air.
We’re also officially into the Christmas music season. We are mixing our Christmas line-up into the play list. There are so many great Advent and Christmas tunes out there, so tune it to keep the Reason for the Season ringing in your ears.
I know I keep saying it, but we are going to get started back up very soon. I have a few new segments I’m working on, and the same great music, which is what it’s all about. There is always room for more audience participation, as well as wanting bands to take a more active role in the show. Even with the gap between “seasons” (heck, they do it in tv all the time), the show still has a steady download rate, and many new fans. It’s still one of the best opportunities for bands to be heard.
I’m going to try and keep you more in the loop. I’ve re-simplified the blog page. The magazine layout was cool, if I was going to maintain it, but none of us who were writing were really good about keeping blogging more than a few times. Sometimes, simple is better.
The forum is going away, but I don’t think anyone is going to cry too loudly over that. We got hacked a little while back, and was attacked with a ration of spam. With so many better avenues for social networking, there isn’t the same need for a forum. Actually the blog is a great example of the “better forum”. Your comments on the blog help share ideas. As we regroup, we’ll figure this thing out.
Remember, we’re all in this together.
About the author...
the founder of CatholicJukebox.com, one of the largest websites dedicated to contemporary Catholic music. He is a husband, father of two boys and was the bassist for the Catholic band 1Body. George also works as a software engineer.