Joined: Aug 06, 2003
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
|Posted: 2012-09-04 1:27 pm  Permalink|
As some of you may know from previous "Show Us Your Record Collection" posts, I have a rather extensive life-long collection of Hawaiian/Exotica LPs...something in the neighborhood of 2,500 of them.
Over the years, off & on, I have enjoyed several stations in various formats set up by private individuals on Live365 radio on the internet. Recently, I've thought perhaps I ought to set up a station using my collection as a way of sharing this type of music with those who might enjoy it. I sometimes think that it's rather self-indulgent to just sit on all this stuff & play it for myself & a few friends only..
Anyway, if I do it (still not totally decided), I was planning to NOT focus on Exotica as I think that's pretty well covered already, but to focus on the Hawaiian and "pseudo-Hawaiian" recordings of the 1940s-1980s. It would be all vinyl, no CDs, and the unaltered sound quality would reflect that..I think it's part of the charm of records. So, it would cover the Native Hawaiian, Hapa-Haole, Hula acts, hotel lounge acts, easy listening orchestras & vocalists from the Mainland/Overseas, lots of steel guitar, & a smattering of exotica.
I'm sort of asking 2 questions..
1) Anyone had experience w/ Live365Radio? Good? Bad? Suggestions?
2) Station name?? This question is important... I know you can tag it all sorts of ways, but I still think the actual station name is very important. It should reflect that it's "Hawaiian"..that it's somehow "retro", and that it's from "records, vinyl."
I had been think of simply "Retro Hawaiian Holiday" or "Retro Hawaiian Vacation" or "Retro Hawaiian Festival", etc. Yesterday, I thought of "Long Play Luau", but I'm not sure the "long play" reference would be caught by everyone..although I suppose it would be by the folks that it was INTENDED for.
Anyway, I'm looking for ideas or suggestions on station title.
I'm not expecting to make a big deal or production out of this, but I figure there might a few people who would enjoy hearing some of the collection and maintaining a small personal station there is quite inespensive.
Paradise is a state of mind.
[ This Message was edited by: Kaiwaza 2012-09-04 13:29 ]