Saturday, April 02, 2016

These Wouldn't (Song)drop: The High Learys, Woods, Radiohearts, The Graffiti Crimes, The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse, Dream Boys


We tried to feed these to Songdrop, but for some reason it wouldn't ingest. We like-or-love-'em so much we wanted to make sure you hear them, so voila.

By the way, as you may know, on the left-hand side of this page we generally try to feed you free and legal downloadables, but this might be changing. A highly valued longtime visitor said such punctilio isn't really necessary in an age of subscription music platforms. We would very much like to know how much you value the freely/legally downloadable aspect of this and other blogs, so drop us a comment if you care to weigh in. Thanks.















5 comments:

johnnybgoode said...

hi pplist! you know my opinion - I prefer downloadables because i still like making CD comps for my clunky cd car player, but i dont want to miss a good song just because it is not downloadable. i think the music you posted in the last 2 posts has been more diverse then ever and THAT I like! I was bummed that the Head somgs were not downloadable for some reason - good band! and i especially like the still in rock links, even though i can never get the darn site translated to english. keep up the great posts and thanks!

pplist said...

Thanks for the feedback, JBG. When I'm using Google Chrome browser, I right click on the page and choose "Translate to English." You can also copy and paste foreign language text into Google Translate. I asked Brushback at OBOAO about the Head dl problem, so hopefully that can be fixed.

Jeremy said...

I am another blogger still dealing in free and legal MP3s, and I too have been wondering whether to persist in this apparently out-of-date activity. But I know that personally I like the tangibility of possessing the MP3 (legally). Funny to think how it wasn't too long ago that the MP3 itself was the intangible thing. Anyway, I like being able to burn songs onto CDs, as JBG said, but I also just like having a music library that is in some fashion actually mine. Sometimes I wonder what the world will do when a company like Spotify just goes out of business. Oops-- where did all "my" music go?

pplist said...

My thoughts exactly, J & J, as to burning CDs and, Jeremy, as to the potential impermanence of online sites such as Spotify. I've lost enough playlists, stored files, and even acquaintances at sites that have gone "poof" as to be wary of basing my cherished library on such shifting sand. I back up all my digitals on CDs, multiple computers, multiple hard drives, and the online service called iDrive (for which I pay a monthly fee but which might itself someday vanish). I enjoy the daily romp through my favorite blogs and especially the few written with such eloquence and insight as Fingertips.

Jeremy said...

Belated thanks for the lovely compliment. :) At the end of the day I think it's worth remembering we're still in the experimental phase here. It's easy enough for online punditry to declare the download "dead" but I'm suspicious of such pronouncement especially as they seem to come from so many people with vested interests in convincing us that downloads are dead. This is one of the many many problems attendant to us having inadvertently handed the reigns of the music industry over to the tech industry. Which is a whole separate rant, from which I will spare you. :)

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