Appalachia Blog

I Want The Music Back!

Blind Pig and the Acorn Music

The whole Blind Pig bunch has been down and out and missing the music player ever since I had to remove it from the blog. I want the music back! And I know from the emails…a lot of you want it back too.

The player worked great until a few months ago. I believe an update to OS platforms, particularly Apple OS platforms, caused a conflict with the code of the music player. Once the music player started interfering with the way folks moved around the blog, I had to remove it.

For the last several months, I’ve searched high and low for music players that would work without costing a fortune.

All my searches kept bringing me back to the open source code SCM Music Player that I used for so many years. I’ve been tweaking the code and testing the player for the last few weeks. I think I’ve got most of the bugs worked out-and now I’m ready to test the player for real.

Tomorrow when you visit the Blind Pig and the Acorn the music player will be back. Hopefully the only major change you’ll notice is that you now have to activate the player before it starts.

The controls will be in the same location they were before: On the left side of your screen at the very tip top of the page. If you use an Ipad to access the Blind Pig and The Acorn you may not even see the player.

I hope you’ll let me know if the player freezes up your computer, interferes with your ability to scroll up and down the page, or hampers your blog visit in any other way.

You can let me know how the player works by leaving a comment or emailing me.


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  • Reply
    Granny Norma
    March 12, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    YES! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    mary Lou McKillip
    March 11, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Tipper, Awah . we see you have the Music back on. the first one was working on the Building. Brings back memories of me when I was five years old singing across the mike in a big tent revival with Ham Coffey and Andrew cloer in the big town of marble. One of my little friends heard me singing on the loud speaker and her family was already in bed; she jump up and ran to tell the others it was Mary Lou who was singing.

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    March 10, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Great news! We have really missed the BP Gang’s music.

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    Ed Ammons
    March 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I knowed if there was a way to bring the music back, you would find it.
    I tried the the rice pudding recipe from yesterday. I guess I didn’t get the eggs beat up good enough and the rice was still hot when I put it in the mix. I think it cooked some of the egg mixture when it hit it. I ended up with scrambled eggs with sweet rice and raisins. But it was good anyway. I learned my lesson. I’ll try again in a day or two.

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    Phyllis S
    March 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Can’t wait for tomorrow and music
    again. Thanks, Tipper, for trying
    so hard to please us.

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    mary Lou McKillip
    March 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Wish we knew how it works would love to hear those great songs again too. There must be a way without so much cost. We pray you find it and soon.

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    Suzi Phillips
    March 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Tipper, thank you for working so hard at this blog! I really appreciate it-

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    March 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Looking forward to tomorrow —so missed the music so hope it works out for you and for your readers

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    March 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve missed the Music too. I ain’t said much about it cause I know you have been working on it.
    But thanks!
    I may not be the smartest kid on
    the block, but I know how to move
    around and find stuff on Youtube.
    Matter of fact, I got most of the
    Blind Pig Gang’s videos and the
    Pressley Girls bookmarked…Ken

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    Ken Ryan
    March 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I have missed the music too! The music is how I found your blog in the first place. It will be great to have it back. I’ll certainly let you know how it works tomorrow.

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    Pamela Danner
    March 10, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Yeaaaah! I enjoyed listening to your music!

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    March 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I look forward to tomorrow. I have missed listening to the merry music. May you have the luck of the Irish – look back in your bloodline for a bit of it!

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    Gayle Larson
    March 10, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Thanks Tipper for everything. Of course now I will spend more time listening to music and letting my chores be put off til later.
    Oh well, important things first.

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    eva nell wike, PhD
    March 10, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Well Tipper, you are one determined mountain lady. We will ‘tune in’ tomorrow – in search of the music!
    Eva Nell

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    March 10, 2015 at 8:48 am

    That’s great news! Tipper, I wonder how on earth you find time to do all the things you do.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    March 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I, too, look forward to having the music back; I’ve missed it! Thanks for your persistence and hard work in seeking to make the Blind Pig truly spectacular and well-received!

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    Miss Cindy
    March 10, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Yeah, Tipper! It will be soooo nice to have the music back. I appreciate your hours of effort to bring us music. I will give you feedback….quickly!
    Thank you for all you do for us and for Appalachia!

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    Barb Wright
    March 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Boy I hope it works! I was hoping for the music to be back..I sure have missed it! I’ll be sure to let you know if I have any trouble..Thanks for your hard work on our behalf!

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