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Sad news..

Due to the fact that I will be getting another job and will not be able to keep up with You Can’t Win I have decided to discontinue the site.

 

If there is someone out there willing to take over the site we can work something out (you will need your own registrar for the domains and hosting for the site).  Feel free to email me at ed (at) the sites’s domain (you can’t win (dot) net).

Happy New Year and Welcome back!

Welcome back, we’re back to live radio today!

I hope everyone had a good set of holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, etc.). (My apologies if I spelled any of those incorrectly).

They are also saying that there will be a hint – I think they mentioned at 7:30?

New look – and a few other things

The site has a new look (as well as many other updates – most of which you won’t notice).  You will notice some changes, though, like a Facebook like and send button on the pages as well as a Google +1 button (Google’s own social bookmarking system).  Below each page and post you’ll also see a “share and enjoy” set of links so you can easily post to your favorite social media / bookmarking system.

Also, all the previous seasons are now listed under the menu item “Past Seasons”.

 

The forums are back up

The forums are back online.

We’ve moved to a new host.

We’ve moved to a new host, I don’t know if it is permanent or temporary yet. I can’t figure out why the forums are not working yet but I’ll get them up as soon as I can.

YCW Update will be late today…

As long as there are no “technical difficulties” (meaning no podcasts) the YCW update will be late today – I will be out of reach from their show most of the day today (and won’t be able to hear it on web radio).

Today in Rock (Aug 12) and news about Steve.

Paul posted though his Facebook account that Steve Branzig is no longer with the show:

Before it becomes a huge issue and the lead story all over the news. Steve Brancik is no longer with the Paul and Young Ron show. Unfortunately, do to the legal issues surrounding this issue, I cannot comment at this time. And you know me: I comment …about everything. Sorry, but I certainly hope you bear with us and our show during this difficult time. That being said, we have already reached out to Tommy!

Before any rumors start on this site – “due to legal issues” does not indicate that he did anything illegal, it could just be HR (human resources) reasons why he left but this does lead us to believe that he left involuntarily. Steve will be missed.

Also, YCW update will be late tomorrow, the boss is in town and I need to behave while I’m here, that means no streaming audio or non-work related work. I’ll catch the podcast later in the day (evening) and post the update then. :(

Now, for today in rock!

  • 1949 – Mark Knophler (Dire Straights – leader / guitar / songwriter / vocals) was born.
  • 1960 – Pete Best begins a (short) career with the Beatles as their drummer. He is later replaced with Ringo Starr.
  • 1961 – Roy Hay (Culture Club) was born.
  • 1963 – Sir Mix-A-Lot was born.
  • 1966 – The Beatles begin their last American tour.
  • 1967 – Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the UK National Blues and Jazz Festival. Also appearing are Cream, Small Faces, Ten Years After, Donovan, and Pink Floyd.
  • 1972 – The first ever rock concert for charity begins. The Festival of Hope in Garden City, NY has Jefferson Airplane and Stephen Hills on their bill but the event loses $100,000.
  • 1972 – Derek and the Dominoes enter the UK charts with “Layla”.
  • 1993 – Red Hot Chili Peppers hire Jesse Tobias. He only lasts 3 months before they replace him with Dave Navarro. Spinal Tap, anyone? At least he didn’t die.
  • 1994 – “Woodstock ’94″ opens in Saugerties, NY. Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all perform. Candlebox, Collective Soul, Live, Blind Melon, the Henry Rollins Band, and Melissa Ethridge all perform on the opening day. Tickets are $135 each yet people get in for free and the “event” has an exclusive deal with Pepsi. Yep, exactly like the original Woodstock.

YouCan’tWin.net scheduled downtime this weekend

Saturday I intend to take YouCantWin.net down for a few hours while I conduct some maintenance on the site (mostly back end). I don’t know what time it will be (that will depend on what time I get up) nor do I know how long it will be down for but rest assured, it will be back up hopefully within a few hours.