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SAM has a cold

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5 years 16 hours ago #47100 by DJ Grinder
DJ Grinder created the topic: SAM has a cold
I think SAM has been feeling ill as of late. Its throwing in its own songs and song blocks quite often, especially during the day time, and its the same bands over and over.

WASP (though i do love WASP)
Ozzy
Dio (love Dio as well)
Sabbath
Bon Jovi
Queensryche
Motley Crue
Scorpions
Tesla
Whitesnake

And a few others i can not think of at the moment but these are the main players. When was the last time SAM randomly picked oh...Pretty Boy Floyd? Lynch Mob? um....Bitches Sin or the other thousands of bands on here that never get picked? I think SAM would do better if it reached back from the "This hasnt played in ages" list and pick a few of those.

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5 years 5 hours ago #47103 by DJ Grinder
DJ Grinder replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
This is what the playlist looked like at 7:30am eastern this morning.

On deck waiting to play..

.:. Freedom Call .:. W.A.S.P. .:. Queensryche .:. Judas Priest .:. The Last Vegas .:.


Crashdiet - Breakin' the Chainz (3:02)
Song was not requested

Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow (6:42)
(By Request)

Metallica - The Four Horsemen (7:13)
From: Kill 'em All
Song was not requested

Poison - Let It Play (live) (4:14)
From: Power To The People
Song was not requested

Van Halen - I'll Wait (4:47)
From: 1984
Song was not requested

Tesla - Come To Me (4:43)
From: Into The Now
Song was not requested

Lizzy Borden - Dirty Pictures - Demo (3:44)
Song was not requested

L.A. Guns - Over The Edge (6:23)
From: A Nite On The Strip (Live)
Song was not requested

Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith (5:47)
From: Keep The Faith
Song was not requested

Mr. Big - Around The World (Live) (3:51)
From: Raw Like Sushi 100
Song was not requested

Iron Maiden - Drifter (4:59)
From: Killers
Song was not requested

Scorpions - Cause I Love You (3:47)
From: Taken B-Side
Song was not requested

Great White - Heart The Hunter (4:51)
From: ...Twice Shy
Song was not requested

NE4 - Roll With The Punches
From: Never Lift
Song was not requested

Motley Crue - Jailhouse Rock (live) (4:44)
From: Girls, Girls, Girls
Song was not requested

Queensryche - Scarborough Fair (3:50)
From: Empire
Song was not requested

Whitesnake - Take Me Back Again (6:03)
From: Restless Heart
Song was not requested

Black Sabbath - Gypsy (5:11)
From: Technical Ecstasy
Song was not requested

So you can see that from my post last night of me trying to do a quick recall of bands that get played a lot, SAM picked a good number of those bands again this morning. It seems to be hell bent on playing those bands quite often.

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5 years 4 hours ago #47104 by black lab
black lab replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
I think SAM is programmed to pick bands that are popular - i.e. that are more requested by members. The thinking behind this is since people are requesting those bands they obviously want to hear them, so SAM pitches in.

If you want SAM to play other bands you are going to have to start requesting them more.

I do agree, however, that SAM is screwing with the blocks. He assigns different names than those who dedicated the songs, and he changes the order in which they are requested/played.

Remember to always be yourself, unless you suck.

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5 years 4 hours ago #47105 by DJ Grinder
DJ Grinder replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
That could be very true and i understand that. However i think the frequency that SAM is playing these more popular bands is out of wack. It just put in WASP and Poison again and you can see the last time they played on the Whats Playing Now list, which means they just played eh..30-45 mins ago. With the number of bands and songs we have on here, that frequency is to much.

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5 years 4 hours ago #47106 by black lab
black lab replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
Agreed. I think the minimum amount of time between when a band can be requested again is 1 hour. SAM should be programmed the same.

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5 years 4 hours ago #47107 by Metalero
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Child in time: yes I requested that song, the day Jon Lord passed away.

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5 years 3 hours ago - 5 years 3 hours ago #47108 by black lab
black lab replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
There you go. That was part of my Time block.

Triumph's Time Canon / Killing Time was also mine, not Doc's.

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Last Edit: 5 years 3 hours ago by black lab.

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5 years 3 hours ago #47109 by Doc
Doc replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
Didn???t mind having my name attached to that one... GREAT tune and GREAT CD! :hbang1:

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5 years 1 hour ago #47110 by Keir
Keir replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold

DJ Grinder wrote: That could be very true and i understand that. However i think the frequency that SAM is playing these more popular bands is out of wack. It just put in WASP and Poison again and you can see the last time they played on the Whats Playing Now list, which means they just played eh..30-45 mins ago. With the number of bands and songs we have on here, that frequency is to much.

I agree. Another problem is that the preferences in SAM seem to be based on artist, not album. That's why (as Ironskulls was saying elsewhere) we keep hearing crap from the newer Bon Jovi albums instead of the first few that are actually relevant to the station.

BTW, right now unrequested Ozzy, Sabbath and Poison are in the queue. I suppose the best solution is to just keep requesting songs so SAM can't pick anything!

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5 years 1 hour ago #47111 by punkus
punkus replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
SAM mest be sick, playing all that Bon Jovi crapola...oh well, ill just keep handing out those 1 stars! B)

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4 years 11 months ago #47112 by black lab
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punkus wrote: SAM mest be sick, playing all that Bon Jovi crapola...oh well, ill just keep handing out those 1 stars! B)

Maybe it can't be done, but SAM picking songs by their rating seems to be the way to go. Higher rated songs would be picked more often, while lower rated songs would hardly ever be played.

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4 years 11 months ago #47114 by punkus
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all the more reason to hand out 1s to BJ n Poison

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #47115 by freebfree
freebfree replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
Great thread identifying trends which have been duly noted by all of us.

I'd say that what we're doing today is one sure way of keeping the lesser liked tunes off the airways...don't let SAM have control!!!

Man there's been a lot of great requests today LOTS of which I've never heard and really enjoyed.

:beerme: Day Crew :beerme:

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4 years 11 months ago #47116 by DJ Grinder
DJ Grinder replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
I dont think SAM is waiting for there not to be requests made or pending. I think ever X number of minutes it adds those bands regardless.

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4 years 11 months ago #47118 by wrciii
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W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) (3:08)

From: W.A.S.P.

Current Song Rating. Click below to rate it:


Listener Dedication:

Song was not Requested or Dedicated
Log in & Request music YOU want to hear!


*snicker!* *chortle!*

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4 years 11 months ago #47206 by black lab
black lab replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
Of my 10 requests this morning, no less than 5 of them were attributed to someone else. :S

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #47222 by freebfree
freebfree replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold

Queensryche - Queen Of The Reich (live) (5:21)

From: Queensryche

Current Song Rating:9.5 out of 10

Listener Dedication:

Song was not Requested or Dedicated
Log in & Request music YOU want to hear!


What is SAM doing???? :angry:

freebfree Requested and Dedicated a song from Queensryche
requests 10:28 PM


I requested this track as the closer for my South Texas Rock Fest set and, somehow, SAM inserted this as the 3rd track in a 5 track block...hmm.

I saw the new Queensryche tonight and they missed Taite. How couldn't they? They miss DeGarmo also believe me...

Still. Props to La Torre. His voice is truly remarkable and the band seemed to be having FUN!

:horns:

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Last Edit: 4 years 11 months ago by freebfree.

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4 years 11 months ago #47225 by black lab
black lab replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold
Special thanks to angrist2 and wrciii for the timely contribution to my "E" block.

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4 years 11 months ago #47226 by freebfree
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black lab wrote: Special thanks to angrist2 and wrciii for the timely contribution to my "E" block.


It's such a trip too BL! :dry:

'cause angrist2's favorite band is Edguy and that's the exact dedication in your block good ole SAM attributed to him!!!

:evil:

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4 years 11 months ago #47232 by freebfree
freebfree replied the topic: Re: SAM has a cold

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TNT - Knights Of The Thunder (4:13)
(By Request) From: Knights Of The New Thunder

Listener Dedication:

Requested By:
joe_RM250


Ok Black Lab.

This has gone on long enough. For weeks now we, the HR80s faithful, have sat by and heard you assume the identities of a variety of users but now you have gone TOO FAR. :dry:

How dare you assume poor joe_RM250's user name to close out your "Knight" block huh?

Dude that's just too funny!

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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