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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Upcoming site upgrade
« on: Today at 02:07:23 AM »
Still planning on going through with the upgrade late tonight / early tomorrow morning (Thursday night / Friday morning). I'll let you know if that changes.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:46:29 PM »
Heard this one at a country restaurant earlier today.

"Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" by George Jones and His Smoky Mountain Boys:

This was originally done by Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys back in 1947 and has since been recorded by dozens of artists. This version was recorded in the early 70s but was unreleased until last year.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Upcoming site upgrade
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:18:36 AM »
Current plan as of now is to do the upgrade late Thursday/early Friday (midnight or 1am eastern, 5/6am GMT). Still need to do a bit more testing of a couple things before I do the upgrade :)

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Upcoming site upgrade
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:32:12 PM »
For those who are curious, here's an idea of what things will look like after the upgrade. I'm still testing a few things to make sure everything will work properly first...

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Upcoming site upgrade
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:52:41 PM »
I did find something simple that should work for our needs, but I'll need to play with it a bit more to make sure :)

Site Announcements / FYI: Upcoming site upgrade
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:52:14 PM »
Just a heads up to everyone, I will be upgrading the site to SMF 2.1 in the coming weeks. For those who aren't members of CP (another site of Pat's that I just did the upgrade on), the new version includes quite a few new features as well as a theme that's optimized for devices of all sizes, including smartphones and tablets. The new features include the ability to embed YouTube videos, the ability to like posts, a built-in notifications system, post/PM drafts (start working on a post, then save your work and come back to it later without having to keep the site open) and a few other things.

I will keep everyone posted as to when the change is happening so you're not caught off guard :)

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:39:32 AM »
Here's a great song I just recently found.

"Leavin's Not The Only Way To Go" by Roger Miller:

This was written by Roger Miller for the 1985 musica Big River. He recorded it himself in 1986, and it's also been recorded by Glenn Campbell (1987), Merle Haggard (2005) and most recently by lesser-known country duos The Stellas and Lennon & Maisey for a Roger Miller tribute album that was released in late August.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:40:40 AM »
Here's a cool patriotic tune I discovered recently. It was quite popular in 1942 and almost completely forgotten after that save for a couple recordings in the 1960s.

"This Is Worth Fighting For" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra:

This was also recorded by Vaughn Monroe, Kate Smith and The Ink Spots among others. Those in the UK might be familiar with a version recorded by Leslie Hutchison (aka "Hutch").

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »
Here's one for you Canadians... "Blue Canadian Rockies" by Freddy Quinn and Lisa Brokop:

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:34:13 AM »
Here's a fun one...

"Your Cheating Heart" by Freddy Quinn:

Freddy Quinn is an Austrian singer who was apparently quite popular in the 60s and 70s. This somewhat over-the-top version of the Hank Williams classic was released in 1970 on an album of country music.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:15:21 AM »
Here's another good one I found...

"My World" by Karel Gott:

This is an adaptation of an Italian song called "Il Mondo". This was a big hit for Englebert Humperdinck in the mid 60s and has been recorded by many others as well.

Karel Gott is a prolific Czech singer who enjoyed considerable success from the late 50s through the mid 80s before making a comeback in the mid 90s. He has recorded songs in at least three languages (Czech, English and German).

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:50:45 PM »
Found this fun novelty tune from 1960 earlier. Three versions appeared around the same time - one by a duo called The Tree Swingers, this one and one in the UK by Frankie Vaughan. This was apparently the most popular of the three.

"A Kookie Little Paradise" by Jo Ann Campbell:

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
Next time it happens copy or take a screenshot of the error message you get so I can see what's going on

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:09:32 PM »
At some point in the 60s someone thought it was a good idea to attempt to cash in on two crazes at the same time - Beatlemania and country music. That lead to the album The Fabulous Beats Go Country in which a Beatles soundalike group records country songs, including "Please Release Me":

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: August 02, 2018, 01:06:59 AM »
I did some work on the database and I think it's fixed now, but I still have no idea what the problem was. I re-imported all the old messages from the other server and I still got an error when trying to do something with the database, so I'm not sure where the problem was. I had to hack things up a bit to get past that point but it should be working now without any errors.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:43:06 PM »
Oh what has happened to my personal signature? what are those strange letters - at the start of " you are amazing " and  " I surround myself? and before " anon? " they are not there when I go into my profile, nor have I altered where did they spring from?  ???

...I am beginning to think you maybe right....strange things seem to be happening...its becoming a hit or miss..

Something must have gotten messed up in the transfer. You can fix it by going into your profile and editing your signature.

Also I'm going to be out of town tomorrow (Monday) and most of Tuesday but will try to check in from my phone from time to time.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:46:22 AM »
The "\x92" character is a character that isn't supported by the current database encoding. Make sure you're using a regular apostrophe instead. I can convert the database to support that later, but it will take a bit of time.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:04:30 PM »
I've modified the code to show the database error to everyone (instead of the default of showing it only to admins), so hopefully that will help me track down the problem.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
It's weird because it isn't actually logging the error anywhere and it works for me. I have to leave for work in 20 minutes but will hack things up later tonight to make it display the actual error message to you so I can figure out what's going on.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 10:10:58 AM »
Also on all the subscriptions mail I get in my inbox, there is the mention

'Seniors & Friends <>
12:24 AM (9 hours ago)
This message was not sent to Spam because of a filter you created. Edit Filters'
  with a question mark.

Is there no way to stop that annoying line?

That's on your end and has nothing to do with S&F.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:47:33 AM »
Here's a fun one I found recently.

"Casatschok" by Das Orchester Claudius Alzner:

This is based on two Russian songs, most notably one often known as "Katyusha", with a brief part of "Song of the Volga Boatmen" in there as well. This was somewhat popular throughout Europe in the late 60s. In addition to this instrumental version, there was another version recorded by Dimitri Doukraine in 1968 and several vocal versions in various European languages in 1969. This version appeared in 1967.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:13:00 PM »
Weird. I'm honestly not sure what's going on there... The forum's error log isn't showing any database errors at all and I was able to post in the "Follow that name" topic just fine.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:07:16 AM »
Thanks for the info Jane. I'll take a look at it when I get home from work this evening. What topic was that in?

Larry - I'll send you the info in a bit :)

Also, for those who have FTP access, the username has changed to "mods_seniorsandf" from "". The password should be the same.

Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:45:54 AM »
cPanel is software used for managing the website (setting up email accounts, databases, etc.). If you've never used it then you have nothing to worry about :)

Site Announcements / FYI: Server Move
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:04:27 AM »
Just a heads up to everyone that I will be moving the site to a new server tomorrow night. As with last time I am staying with the same host, but the new server is configured differently such that I'll have access to more up to date software and such.

Also, I need to know who all has access to cPanel besides Pat as I'm using a different control panel on the new server (cPanel doesn't work with the version of Linux I'm using on the new server). The layout is simple and pretty easy to adjust to (I've familiarized myself with it in about a week and a half after using cPanel for 15+ years), but the address has changed so I want to email the appropriate people with that info :)

As usual, the change should take effect within 24 hours of the time I move everything over. Let me know if you have any questions.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:01:55 AM »
Found this great rendition of "St. James Infirmary Blues" today:

Yes, that's the same Hugh Laurie who starred on House.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:15:55 AM »
Although summer is still several months away here in the northern hemisphere, several of the local "creamy whip" places are starting to open in the coming month, which lead to me finding this classic tune from the late 1920s. Turns out this is where the popular phrase came from.

"I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream" by Waring's Pennsylvanians:

This was recorded by several artists in the late 1920s but this one was apparently the most popular version.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
A couple of humorous songs from the 40s by Arthur Godfrey... You'd never get away with these today.

"Too Fat Polka":
"Slap 'er Down, Agin, Paw":

"Too Fat Polka" was apparently a huge hit back in 1947. It was later recorded by The Andrews Sisters, Frankie Yankovic and even Bobby Vinton.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:14:56 AM »
Here's a fun version of a classic.

"You Always Hurt The One You Love" by Somethin' Smith and The Redheads:

Somethin' Smith and The Redheads were popular in the mid-50s, doing upbeat catchy versions of classic songs. Their biggest hits were "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" (#7, 1955) and "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" (#27, 1956). They're all but forgotten these days, but they're still a lot of fun to listen to.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:07:49 PM »
Here's an interesting one I found recently.

"Mocking Bird Yodel" by Carolina Cotton:

This was written and originally recorded by Harry Torrani back in 1937. Carolina Cotton's version was recorded in the 1940s (the video says 1946, but the record I've found with it was released in 1949). Apparently Cotton was quite well known for her yodeling skills at the time. The song has also been recorded by several others.

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