Hello all, and a rather belated “Happy New Year” Dear Readers. Apologies for being late, but as I’ve already admitted, unashamedly, as it were, attention and time have been spent more on the actual *G’s* site than on the blog here. Yes, indeed, work on the site is on-going every time I think of something to add, switch, change or when suggestions or additions come along.
Just as a reminder, while we’re here: Yes, I DO check messages and yes I DO respond and reply It does my heart so much good to get word from people who remember G’s, and from those who never had the pleasure but like the music of that time period. I can never say it or stress it enough: Please know that the site is as much yours as it is anybody’s, it’s up, running, alive and hopefully will never be “static” for any particularly long length of time. So whether you want to “suggest” something, contribute something, photos, stories, music, or just chat about stuff, there’s somebody at the other end of that Internet connection who appreciates the fact that you’re there, happy to hear from you. OK? OK! So if and when the spirit moves, drop a line! G’s was about people… and this site is too.
As for the *** NEWS *** of 2019:
Some of you already know about the site and have been there (more than once, thank you all), up and running well for almost a year now (soon to celebrate an anniversary), and I know, from correspondences, that some are already very familiar with the “Juke-Box” page there, enjoying the music (and hopefully still dancing to it) posted with all of us in mind. Some of you already know about the “social media” page too. BUT, for those of you who don’t, here’s the latest list of where to join the crowd, on-line, to get re-acquainted or join the rest.
Minds: “Minds” is a format similar to “Facebook” where you can post messages, memes, photos, links to all sorts of other things on the Internet. You can link with and to others who have the same interests as you do, there are “groups” and all the rest, but with-out adverts and with-out being targeted for adverts and the likes. “Minds” has been around for about 3 or 4 years now, and was born of the need for a platform where people could communicate openly, freely, and with-out being tracked and targeted. (The G’s Facebook page had been “suspended”, “blocked” and ultimately “deleted” for reason that never were made clear, and the folks at Facebook never found it important enough to respond to any of the correspondences sent to them asking what the alleged “violations” were. So, the page is gone, and, most likely, will never return. No loss. In fact, being on “Minds” has been MUCH better in every possible way.) You can visit the page with-out an account (though seriously, you’ll probably enjoy it MUCH more than Facebook, if you’re still on that), and there’s none of that annoying pop-up demand that you “Create An Account” that blocks you from scrolling along through all the information on an account… or “channel”, as it’s called on “Minds”. So come on over and see what’s going on there! (Oh, and there’s more music, and the history of some of the music… “Pre-60s, 60s, 70’s and a dash of 80s here and there.) You can participate and contribute as you like (if you decided to join along, of course). It’s really eclectic and a LOT of fun! (Oh, and I post notes about the site here too… like this news, for example.)
Forum: Yes, on the site, there’s now a “Forum”! You don’t have to join anything, and it can be anonymous, if you prefer. But now you can post, you can start a “thread” (conversation) with others, respond/reply to topics and posts already there, discuss what-ever you like, or comment on the site. It’s on the “Sojourners” page now, with much gratitude to the creators of a place called “Voyager”. They’re another site that’s been around for many, many years, a wonderful little site, an interesting business, and providers of marvellous forum-boards. The G’s forum is accessible on the site and directly, off-site ( http://www.voy.com/247710/ ). But no matter how you post to it, it’s always right there, on the “Sojourners” page for everybody to enjoy and participate in.
Contact: Now, if you’re still hanging on to this blog, the “contact” form here is still up, fully functional, and still connects to me directly. Work on another form for the site is still on-going, but, as always, you’re always more than welcome to send a message directly if you’d like. The direct e-mail address is
Drop a line or “text”, as it might be, when-ever, why-ever, what-ever, because no matter the reason, hearing from you always puts another dance beat in my heart. (It really does.)
Mailing List: One of these is being considered. If you have any interest in being on one (or, for some, ANOTHER one), e-mail me at the “Contact” address and let me know. If you think it’s an insane idea, you can e-mail me and let me know that too. (As I’ve said, I post notices to the “Minds” page when something happens with the site and hopefully, if anybody has any information on G’s or stories they’d like to post, they can do that on the Minds page but, some folks prefer a “direct mail”.)
All the while, this news and more is posted to the “Blog” page on the site, so come by there when you can. Music links and photos and “stuff” will go onto the Blog page as well as an occasional note or notice (like *HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENNIS!!!*) of interest (or not). But always, thanks to you ALL, for coming here, and especially for coming to the site. Thank you for being interested at all. I’ve been to other sites that were built for similar reasons and they often have a little note posted, some-where on the site saying something along the lines of “If you’re enjoying this site, please consider supporting with your donation.” Well? OK. Here’s mine:
If you’re enjoying this site, please consider your enjoyment to be all the support this site needs.
And again, thanks to ALL, but DO come to the “Minds” page and DO post a line to the new Forum.
Happy 2019 everyone!