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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hi Randal,
Thanks for the stars for Back To A Younger Me,
Bob



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George Michael John
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hey Randal,
Thanks for the stars on Smaller, much appreciated!!
George



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Peter G Olach is pgo

Glad to hear from Peter, I'm happy to hear that you are doing well. Wishing you the best!!!

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SKY HIGH MUSIC LABS
over 30 days ago

Randal, the more I hear it, the more I like it........Marvin

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Yeah, you did a great job mixing it!



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George Michael John
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Thanks for the stars on Valarie, much appreciated!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Great song George!!!



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Cyn
over 30 days ago to Cyn

Well,
I must say that I too, am not enjoying this new format, and not for the sake of it just being "new", but because it's not very user friendly. More than half a dozen times, I've tried adding songs onto a new album, and each time, it either does not save the original content, or, it adds songs multiple times, after having "saved" the deleted song/album, in order to start all over again! Also, in the old format, one could easily adjust the songs in the order one prefers, after placing into any album, which is not only impossible now, (or, at least, I have not found a way......yet?), but confusing because what is wanted as first, can be last. Plus, everyone's comments are not on my page; I must go to the "public view", before I can see all of the comments. I had no idea that there were more comments, until today. I'm sure that the good governer only wanted the best for his site, but it is not, in my humble opinion, better; quiet the contrary. I'm logging off, and really, what's the point? I'm not going anywhere, anyway......................

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

Well kid, you are in the MAJORITY! Don't leave, though many of us feel exactly like you do...
all the best, (if you ever get this,,,)
Warren

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

Again, not because I don't like new, but I find it unwieldy. I have just logged on to update my news and am now all over the place trying to find it - probably staring me in the face?! Just found it but it keeps refusing to accept the edit, verified on MS Word Count as 341 because it is more than 500 characters. Have passed info back to BJ.

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

Well good idea, several of us have done the same, hopefully real people from corporate will understand...
W

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

I'm with you Cyndi, the new format is really set up for bringing in new members ...the outside of the package looks great however, to me it's like moving from a home with an open concept to another without. I think some subtle changes to the old format would have been much better IMHO.

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

Thank you all gentlemen, for your kind responces and commeseration. I'm tech savy, as I know most everyone here is, and I maneuver quiet satisfactorily on my laptop at work with very convoluted, medical software, and of course, with recording software, etc. However, this was a curve ball, with the "old" format, so easily adaptable to seeingly, everyone's capability. And Randal, you had a great point, in that perhaps, the old format could had profited from some updates, i.e., with the ability to alphabetically arrange one's Playlists, (which is now possible), or say, drag and drop certain features. And, to the other point that you made, it appears as if it is to entice new members......not one thing wrong with that, unless of course, it alienates the established.
I will endeavor to persevere.......................... .......

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

.............that would be responses......:(

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

It is worth saying that the BJ team are taking notice of feedback. I reported what I saw as a real drawback in the review section. Previously I was able to play back a song while reading the peer review report so that I could relate to the comments or scores from the reviewer. This was not possible when the new BJ was released but a quick feedback note was all it needed and it has been both appreciated and resolved. I also fed back that Top 10 charts could not be shared, something I have done on FB sometimes. Either I had missed something at the time, or the feedback has done the trick, but that has also been resolved, charts have a share button.
I also reported an issue about editing news which has also been resolved.
To be fair, I'm sure the small team had a very large task on their hands and are grateful for constructive comments. As I'm sure we won't be reverting to the old system, we may as well get the best out of the new one.

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

I'm sure that you are right Bob; huge project, turning this thing around. I'm heartened to know that you were able to give and recieve some feedback through customer support. When I've tried, the only page that come up is the most asked questions, but the issues that I've formerly stated, were not among these. Perhaps, I can try to find a way going forward, to report mine. Thanks!

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

hi Cyn, i reach them by finding the zendesk email, it's there somewhere...
xoxo
w

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

Oh, okay...thanks Warren!

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

There's a link to feedback at the foot of this page. It might even be on every page?

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

holy cow Bob, you are right, it's down there, but I'd click HELP as the other one seems not to direct one to an actual "issue"? but yep, it's down there!!
w

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

well hell, i see you have to click help desk but don't click one of the "below" boxes, way up on the RIGHT TOP is an orange phrase "submit a request" where you can plug in your email, your question, and they will respond...

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

...and by the way, why is it so hard? I actually have a broadjam email folder, where i have addresses of the zendesk folks, Anthony and/or Michael, and whoever else who answers...I use that with good results...

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

At the foot of the page I went to "Give Feedback" rather than the "Help Desk" then "Submit a Request". They are slightly different in that feedback doesn't necessarily require a response. But then I guess we've done this one to death now?!! Back to the music.........

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Peter G Olach is pgo
over 30 days ago

Personally, I like the new veneer. It can be quite the eye candy for the non-member listening public. How we get them to this site is a question that perhaps the Good Mayor can answer. Being a 'BETA' version ('a work under construction') there are a number of features that require experimentation to find what one is looking for. Next comes the learning curve where one can understand the value of a given function.

Not in any order of importance, being in the BETA Stage, I agree that given a top or bottom placement choice for any song in our catalog is a mystery to be solved. I have an idea worthy of experimentation. Upon listening to a member's emailed musical offering, how can we rate that song (up to 5 Stars) then simply add to a given playlist like the 'good old days'? Perhaps B'Jam is still working on that mechanism (I hope so). A character count (as before this BETA) was given so we could monitor our progress and edit right there and then. Song search in our personal work page would be most advantageous for those of us who have multiple song pages (I have five).

All in all, I like the new look / it's slick, professional and an overdue upgrade. I believe the Good Mayor and Minions are reading our comments to ascertain how they will smooth out the bumps in the road. As a work in progress, it's a good start.

as always, your friend in music - pgo

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Peter G Olach is pgo
over 30 days ago

The experiment to re-organize than move songs to where we want them placed is as I had suspected. Once in 'My Home' click on the 'Manage' button. Click on ' My Songs'. On the left of each listed song is 4 pointed arrow. Click and hold so you can change its placement in the order of your preference. Excellent function as now, as you hold that arrow, you can move to any order you wish. This is so much better than before because we have complete control and don't have keep moving up or down one spot at a time. Talk about a real times saver. THX B'Jam for the new tool.

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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago

There is certainly a lot to like Peter and I think it will be much easier when we've all had a bit more hands on experience. There certainly are glitches, but that is to be expected. Just found a couple more when sending all you poor friends of mine a message with a song attached!
I'm sure the good folk at BJ will be only too pleased to be kept informed of any issues.

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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

hey Bob, i got it, and will now open it! ah miracles never cease...
wh

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

Great advice Peter, and thanks for your input too. Yes, the song "arrangement-order-preference", (as cumbersome as that sounds:), is a much better way now, rather than inching them up, one by one, when in edit; only wish that the album song choices were easier to arrange as well, or perhaps I'm doing something.....or, not doing something....ha!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Cyn

Thanks for the stars and playlists on my new collaboration with Marvin Floyd. Your the best Cyndi!

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

Love your energetic collaboration with Mr Floyd! My pleasure.



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George Michael John
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Thanks for the stars and playlist add on snake eyes! Much appreciated!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Your welcome George, great song!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Your welcome George!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Peter G Olach is pgo

Thanks for the *****'s on my new collaboration with Marvin Floyd. I always appreciate your feedback Peter.



THX ever so much for the stars and likes - my ex called me to let me know our friends's companion of 27 years had to be put down. she asked if I would write a song for Penny Boy, a true cowboy's companion. I hour later I called her back and sang this song over the phone. she pulled over because she was overwhelmed with tears. I knew Penny Boy and his cowboy because that's where we stabled our horses.

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Great song Peter!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Ronald Arduini

Thanks for the playlists on my collaboration with Marvin Floyd "Living Water", much appreciated.

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Ronald Arduini
over 30 days ago

Belated "my pleasure" to you and Marvin... Keep up your "inspired creativity"...



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Randal,
Appreciate the review and comments on "Olympic". It was written in the early '80's for classical guitar but as I'm more of a Jazz guy I ended up recording it on my Johnny Smith. Glad you like it.
Bill

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Great song Bill! I'm glad you wrote it!



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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hi Randal,
Thanks for a great review of Empire, I'm pleased you liked it.
Happy New Year to you sir!
Bob

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Yeah, that was a good one Bob!



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Jeana Potthoff
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hi Randal-Thanks for your thoughtful review of "I See You (in my dreams)". I appreciate it! I might have to see about a drum part, although I don't very sophisticated ways to record things so it might be tricky. Good suggestion, though.

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Your welcome Jeana, great song!



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Randall Mark
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hi Randal. Thx for the kind review of "So Far Away". Glad you liked it. I know much about how mixing is done or exactly what "compressing" vocals means but I'll look into that. My producer handles that stuff. Thx again.

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Great song Randall!

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Randall Mark
over 30 days ago

thank you again.



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Bob Birthisel
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Glad you liked the remixed version of What About My Reward, which was done by Stuart Epps (Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Bad Company and more).

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Great song!



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Bob Birthisel
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Thanks for reviewing That's One Thing, Randal!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Your welcome Bob!



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Bob Mann
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Randal! Thanks for connecting with me and thank you for the thumbs-up on Wonder Whirl!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Man, that is a great tune for sure!



in my mind's heart and soul I know
Christmas is truly about the miracle of birth

the birth of hope, the birth of forgiveness
first and forever that we might forgive ourselves

so we might honor that ancient rite that we must honor
the blood of our beloved families, the blood of our Savior

please, make no mistake, this is not a statement of judgment
this is my simple wish for you and yours - be well and prosper

hope, kindness wrapped with forgiveness are gifts we can not buy
only a loving heart can present those gifts under the tree of life

please know I wish you and yours - all good things
so many of you have given me reason to smile

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Thanks Peter, that is a great message! Take care my friend.

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Peter G Olach is pgo
over 30 days ago

You and yours do as well!!!



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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Many thanks for the very positive feedback on my song Randal. I've had lots of great responses and several with a production background pretty much confirm what I was thinking, the melody is fine but the arrangement needs stripping back and a better final mix. Not surprising really as I did throw the kitchen sink at it!
Happy Christmas.
Bob

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Happy Christmas Bob!



Author
Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Randal... Thank you for 5* on my"MAY HOW COULD YOU HAVE KNOWN" one day hope to have all my church music and xmas songs on cd..again thank you, in music Delta

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

You have a great voice Delta and it makes all the difference...best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

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Delta Burnett Reed
over 30 days ago

Same to you and be healthy and safe... in music 🎶



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Chet Nichols

Thanks for the *****s on Chasing after the wind Chet...much appreciated.



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Cyn
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Thank you so much Randal, for all of the *****s; I greatly appreciate your support!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

You welcome Cyndi!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Cyn

Cyndi, Thank you for the *****'s and the playlists on my song "The Rocks". Your always able to look for best and brighten my day...best wishes Cyndi!

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

My pleasure Randal; glad to see, and hear, that you continue to polish your craft and faith! Take care and all the best to you and yours,
Cyndi



POSTER CHILD 4 VAMPIRES
For some reason it took 4 needle insertions to complete 5 full vials of my blood. Both arms and one hand finally got the job done without 'blowing out veins'. Some concern from the team as it took some 45 minutes to complete. We all had one goal, 18 blood tests to leave no stone unturned.
My attendant team at the blood clinic were so kind and concerned.
Every few minutes asking if I was alright, apologizing for all the needle insertions. They knew what they were doing. With so many tests that might need to be backup. WTH: What's another drop of blood worth to actually guarantee accurate results?
Results from this 'bloodbath' will be published come this Monday. Let the games begin.
Next on the agenda is a full screening at the Watauga Cancer Clinic. WTH: I am curious :>) A sonogram of my upper torso, specifically concentrating on my internal organs follows. All these people, these medical teams, have one goal in mind, my physical welfare and more time.
Just this past Friday, my PCP remarked on how the medical teams think I am brave. Hell No! I have an innate mission. Leave them smiling. Don't complain. Smile. Just say thank you. Because I've known the truth since my birth.
Don't need a label attached to my neck. We are all wear dated.
Wash with care in cold water. Wash with similar colors. Low heat in the dryer. Born from cotton in the USA.
Speaking just for myself, I never followed those rules. In fact, I just recently read my label. The big question I have - why weren't we given an owner's manual upon birth? Or, at least at the age of reasoning? Between you and me that was age two.
Now, at achieving the age 71, I have no right to bitch about past, present or what is next. There are so many people, places and times that belong only to me, to those in my life. Yet, that past is also my future; the lessons that had to be learned and practiced.
Ready or Not, Here I Am. Wear Dated Yet So Ever Alive.
My Name is Peter. Please Know that I wish You and Yours a Never Ending Abundance of What is GOOD! May GOD or whomever you turn to for strength, Bless you and yours while providing the peace you deserve.
As always, your friend music (life) - pgo

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Peter G Olach is pgo
over 30 days ago

what can I say - never hurts to wash one's soul clean. my dear mum was oft to say, "Wear Clean Underwear. You never know when you might be transported to a hospital ER." such proper advice mom!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Sounds good

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Cyn
over 30 days ago

Hi Peter,
I'm thinking about you and hope that all of your testing results, come back with great news. It is daunting, going in for a complete work up, but as you already very well know, having all of this info will help your physicians and nurses to care for you correctly, and prayerfully, with a splendid outcome for your continued good health!

......and yes Mum, clean underwear is always a good thing!...:) xox



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Chet Nichols

Thanks Chet, I like your song as well.



Thanks for the 5 *'s TSW on "Now I Believe"...much appreciated.



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Peter G Olach is pgo

Thanks for the *'s on 'Now I Believe" Peter. The song is actually about the Apostle Peter...still working on it however - take care Peter!

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Peter G Olach is pgo
over 30 days ago

Take Care and Stay Healthy!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to George Michael John

Congratulations on your opportunity on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" George! Hope it goes far!!!

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George Michael John
over 30 days ago

Hey thanks Randall!! Fingers crossed!!



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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago to Ian Ritchie

Thanks for the 5 stars Ian!

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Ian Ritchie
over 30 days ago

Pleasure.



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George Michael John
over 30 days ago to Randal Dunkle

Hey, thanks for the stars and playlist add on the last goodbye, much appreciated!

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Randal Dunkle
over 30 days ago

Your welcome George, I really like that one!



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