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UPDATE: Mediafire have suspended my account and locked my downloads. Having endured the tedium of re-uploading everything I had previously hosted on Mega Upload onto Mediafire earlier this year, I can't be arsed re-uploading everything again.

So please don't ask for things to be reuploaded!

I undertake this venture knowing that I don't have the spare time to do it, but feel that these artists NEED TO BE HEARD (please excuse my shouting!). Or is that I think I need to be heard? Or that there are (or have been) some great music blogs that have inspired me to wanna jump on the bandwagon? Probably all of the above??I hope you enjoy the blog. If I turn one person onto these bands that turned me on then it will all have been worth it!

Friday, April 29, 2011


Dunno if anyone ever looks at My Blog List on the right hand side of my page?

If not, here's a heads-up on a few blogs that are worth checking out.

1) You gotta love it when someone does your own work for you, and probably better than you could do it yourself! La Luna has featured a few albums I was intending to feature on Shoulda Been Huge: Smile by Ride (i.e. the Ride and Play EPs) and Entertainment! by Gang of Four.

And since The Triffids awesome Wide Open Road video has been featured, I'm hoping voixautre will do the right thing and save me the effort by posting the classic Born Sandy Devotional album!

Also, voixautre makes everything available in MP3 and FLAC! Yay!

2) 365 bands in 365 days is an excellent blog that has introduced me to a diverse range of artists, many of whom I had not heard of before, let alone heard!

So far Adelle is up to day 118 and shows no signs of fatigue! I admire her tenacity as much as her musical tastes.

And like La Luna above, she has featured a few bands I was intending to feature, such as Smog and Archers of Loaf. Saves me the effort...

3) And last but not least, Big Plans For Everybody. As well as introducing me to the delights of Be Bop Deluxe, Rushbo has some great stuff available from a few of my faves, such as The Move and Green On Red.

BPFE also features Rushbo's Guide, including hilarious articles on the pitfalls of putting a band together, and rehearsing, performing and recording. As a result I'm toying with the idea of writing up my own experiences.

But perhaps most importantly, Rushbo shares my long held philosophy that "there are only two types of music: Music you like and music you don’t like." Unfortunately, he includes the Eurovision song contest in the former, but we forgive him for his sins!

Hmmm, and if you're wondering why I'm posting on blogs rather than on bands today, it's not just that I'm a slack motherfucker (gratuitous Superchunk plug!). It's also because I haven't been able to separate myself from listening to Totally Fuzzy's awesome new SoundStream player. And in particular, The Fleet Foxes BBC Session.


  1. ahw shucks Ralph....

    Yeah. The ol' Eurovision thing tends to send eyebrows skyward, but I don't care. I'm waiting for another 'Ding Dinge Dong'. Maybe this year...

  2. I discovered the joys of La Luna from your list just recently :)

    Don't let someone else posting a band discourage you from doing your own feature, though. Especially not my blog cause you & I are doing different types of posts. (If you read between the lines what I'm really saying is "But what if you have some obscure Archers thing that I don't have & can't live my life without for even one more day?!")

  3. Thanks Rushbo and Adelle.

    And Adelle, I don't feel discouraged when someone posts a band I was intending too. On the contrary, I love it - means I don't need to spread the gospel!

    And regarding the Archers, I was only going to post "Icky Mettle".....You're not the one who let me down, but thanks for offering!