“Much of the history of recorded sound has been made inaccessible to the public. I’m talking, of course, about the music blogosphere. The best music blogs aren’t pirates. They are libraries, sound archivists and music preservationists sharing recordings that would not otherwise be available. And now sites like Global Groove, Mutant Sounds, and Holy Warbles have lost large swaths of the material they’d salvaged from obscurity.”
“Even if they were just the new sleazy middleman in the distribution chain, millions of users had come to rely on Megaupload for very legitimate uses. Now their files are gone. But they are not lost, thanks to the nature of online sharing which necessitates the creation of new copies. It is inspiring to see the Mutant Sounds community come together along these lines, re-upping files from their personal collections to restore the communal archive.”
this times 1 million. I love all those blogs so damn much.
good monday to ye all; we hope you all enjoyed the festivities of yesterday’s chinese new year’s celebration. another year has passed, and occasionally it’s important to honestly take some time out of our busy lives and really assess - pay credence to - the passage of time and the uniqueness of our collective individual experience. truly, in the words of polo road swag. affiliate james gaskill simpson, “It happened and could/ have only happened like this:” (we hope you all enjoy the swag - listen and download below… swag.)