Welcome to my blog!

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!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Time to pull the plug!

I've been looking for an excuse to pull the plug on this blog for a while.

I've lost motivation, run out of ideas, and run out of reasons to keep it going.

The Mega Upload fiasco has only confirmed that this is the right decision.

But hey, let's concentrate on the positives:
  • I finally got around to starting a blog! Five years of thinking about it, one year of experiencing the highs and lows of actually doing it!
  • I stuck it out for a year! If you had told me that would happen when I started the blog I would have laughed in you!
  • I made a century - with this post! That of course excludes the two posts that were removed from the blog (one by Google Blogger, one on request by a band's representative) - those two posts being the afforementioned lows.
  • I introduced some people to some great new music they hadn't heard before!
Thanks to everyone who has commented on my posts. Those comments are the reason I stuck at it as long as I did.

I'm gonna pull the plug on the Ralph Dodger alias as well. That was a bastardization of a nickname I never particularly liked anyhow, so I'm happy to ditch it! So if you see someone with an unfamiliar alias making crass comments on other peoples blogs it's probably me!!

I'll leave you to the strains of the best song ever written.....


  1. Sorry to see you go Ralph, i've enjoyed your blog a great deal. Blogs are dropping like flies this week, very sad... but if you've lost your motivation i guess it's better to pull the pin instead of letting it slide into mediocrity - Good luck chief!
    cheers, bedlam

  2. Say it ain't so, Ralph!

    I just don't understand those who are giving up blogging due to the Megaupload fiasco (it will pass and there are other servers to use for the time being), but I can understand those bloggers, like yourself, that just want to quit due to a lack of motivation that's been long in coming. I saw it start to happen here awhile back, but was hoping you'd hang on.The timing stinks, of course, but you must do what's in your heart and I wholeheartedly support your decision I've very much enjoyed all your posted "legal" music and have thoroughly enjoyed the banter in the comments section.. Promise me that if you pull the plug on this blog, you'll at least make a pain in the arse of yourself commenting on other blogs. You've turned me on to some good tunes and I've enjoyed every word you've written. I'll miss your blogs, but hope to see you haunting the ethernet.

    Take care, my friend. Don't be a stranger..

  3. Thanks for all the introductions to music on the blog.
    Regards, Dave.

  4. F U for bailing out on the Internet. I thought we could be together. H8 u. </3

  5. Thanks bedlam, Oxy and Dave!

    As for anonymous - thanks for confirming I made the correct decision!