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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    yuichi said:
    RAJ said:
    yuichi said:
    Hey guys.  To be completely blunt, the last format/layout change I think completely turned off most
    remaining OG members. 
    I noticed that.. Harvey Canal, Batmon, Laserwolf, DB Cooper all jumped shipped after the "upgrade".  I will admit that the latest upgrade was a last ditch attempt to be "relevant" as it features a lot of more social media stylings.  It does have it's benefits (like a better search engine), but then again, if you are living in 2016 and still using message board technology, it's probably the last thing you care about.  

    I guess I am....

     

    In all honesty, though, I miss the community.  I miss being able to support people's new releases, hear about their new mixes, get excited about a new record store someone is opening up, a movie review.  All that is gone.  I'm friends with a lot of the same people on Facebook and it's not the same.  In fact, I unfollowed a lot of them because of the same stupid daily narcissism.  

    Also, I haven't been on Waxidermy in years, but props to them for keeping it simple and retaining their audience.  That was not a healthy place for me, though.  The last few times I was on there, it was filled with ex pats reveling in this place's demise.  

    Nonetheless, I am fully dedicated to having this place still up and running for more years to come!  The archives are one of my children and I hope people get the same value out of them as I do.


    Raj, you are CLEARLY disconnected son. The last thing, anybody cares about is poasting from their smartphone.
    Only thing I do that is close is listen to some mixes on Soundcloud on my phone.

    And the fact that the OG dudes still come back to this site and type in "soulstrut.com" like a junkie looking for one last hit,
    speaks on how there is still a need.  I for one still wanna talk about the NBA, but couldn't even find the damn thread.

    Someone mentioned "vibe".  You can't revive a site by "ghostbumping" or everyone pitching in a music-related thread.
    That shit is corny and has failed every time.

    Another thing Raj.  I don't think anyone has the time or wherewithal to go through achived msg board poasts.  or cares for that matter.
    Most of the pics you can't even view anymore.

    Waxi I think has slowed down a bit too.

    Youichi, I swear this will be my last "why must I cry" moment.  I'm sure others agree with your sentiments.  I'm not disagreeing.  I've made some last ditch efforts that have been perceived as failures.   I'm just doing what feels right for me 17 years after I started this site.  It feels right for me to revisit and restore threads I missed because I was busy being a father.  It feels right bumping those threads because I want others to see how great they were.  If any one can see these threads and be inspired, my job is done.  This will be the site's legacy,

      
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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    yuichi said:
    Hey guys.  To be completely blunt, the last format/layout change I think completely turned off most
    remaining OG members. 
    I noticed that.. Harvey Canal, Batmon, Laserwolf, DB Cooper all jumped shipped after the "upgrade".  I will admit that the latest upgrade was a last ditch attempt to be "relevant" as it features a lot of more social media stylings.  It does have it's benefits (like a better search engine), but then again, if you are living in 2016 and still using message board technology, it's probably the last thing you care about.  

    I guess I am....

     

    In all honesty, though, I miss the community.  I miss being able to support people's new releases, hear about their new mixes, get excited about a new record store someone is opening up, a movie review.  All that is gone.  I'm friends with a lot of the same people on Facebook and it's not the same.  In fact, I unfollowed a lot of them because of the same stupid daily narcissism.  

    Also, I haven't been on Waxidermy in years, but props to them for keeping it simple and retaining their audience.  That was not a healthy place for me, though.  The last few times I was on there, it was filled with ex pats reveling in this place's demise.  

    Nonetheless, I am fully dedicated to having this place still up and running for more years to come!  The archives are one of my children and I hope people get the same value out of them as I do.


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  • Why So Quiet Around Here?

    @tripledouble 

    Nice to see you check in.  I think there were a series of missteps that eventually encouraged a lot of the older heads to move on (changing of board software, too much political bullshit, the rise of social media). There are still some OGs on here, though.  

    Any attempts to revitalize has been short-lived because at this point in my life a) I have a demanding career b) I'm older and lazier, and c) I don't live and breathe records like I used to.

    I'm still committed to keep this place up for a few more years and may plan to archive it so that it is accessible for a long time.

    Soulstrut por vida

      
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  • Soulstrut R.I.P. (1999-2016)

    :Hi:

    As much as it has saddened me that Soul Strut will probably never be what it used to be ,  there is too much in these here archives to take it off-line.   If people want to pop in from time to time to say "hi" or talk shit, that is fine with me.

    I was pretty much absent on here for about 5 years (from 2004-2009).  I was busy doing real world movez and caring for young children.  I MISSED A LOT.

    Going into the archives and exploring the old threads is one of the most satisfying things I've done in my life time and it's kind of shameful that alot of the Internet moved on from it.  Soul Strut was an extremely influential, trend setting place for a lot of years WAYYYY before social media.  

    In this day-in-age, it is far more convenient (and addictive) to be on an app on your phone rather than log on to a forum through a web browser.  I was late in leveraging this site's audience with the swing to social media too.  NOWADAYS... AT 40 YEARS OLD, I DO NOT CARE!

    Everything is so ADD Fast Food Culture that I do not care to keep up.  Let the younger kids do it. 

    Signed.

     

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  • Late 70s Floorfillers - Playlist

    Playlist inspired by this thread

    Lots of late 70s disco / moder soul raer

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/fb3r9wgynu3fkg6/Late-70s-Raer-Disco.zip?dl=0

    Puddin' (Kenny Dope Edit) Belle Farms Estate
    The Stranger C. Henry Woods Troupe
    Cyanide Love Carol Shinette
    I Know You Care Ethel Beatty
    I Want To Be Loved By You Family Of Eve
    07 Shake, Grove, Move Heaven Sent and Ecstasy
    Harvest For The World The Isley Brothers
    Paradise Jewel
    Go For What You Know Jimi Rutherford 
    Night And Day Jimmy Handman Jones
    You've got me hung up King Tutt
    The Burg (Pittburgh, Pa.) Larry McGee Revolution
    Hunk Of Heaven Lemuria
    You Can Be A Star Luther Davis
    PAGES Mack
    Falling In Love With a Dream Magnetic Touch
    Ei Hindring Fra Eller Te Moas Ark
    Wake Up Pure Essence
    You Make Me Wanna Shout Quietfire
    Disco Fever (Parts 1 & 2 - re-edit) Rhond Durand
    Patience Rokk
    Two Hot for Love THP Orchestra
    (Baby) Don't Do This To Me Timeless Legend
    You're Just Teasing Me Together
    Baby You're The One Wynd Chymes
    Jeg, Robot Zoo
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  • The Summer Of Unlove

    I can't go on Social Media anymore.  So many misinformed idiots.  The Internet has divided everyone.  We're now set back 200 years.
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  • The Soul Strut 200 THREAD

    29-20



    [prem]https://www.dropbox.com/s/xohu2ca9yxb04yv/29-20.zip?dl=0[/prem]
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  • slsk

    I'm on as "soulstrut"

    2003 technology STAND UP!
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  • Yacht Rock (West Coast AOR) Raers ** DOWNLOAD

    Due to popular demand, I have added a fresh link with no expiration.

      
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  • I've got a new record and it only took 17 years

    Awesome!  Congrats!
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