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Do you download ??

Yes, anything is fair game
11
50%
Yes, but only from legitimate band and retail sites
2
9%
Yes, I might have one or two 'naughty' albums
5
23%
No, I am not technically capable of it (equipment-wise)
0
No votes
No, I only buy CDs
3
14%
No, I have no idea how to
1
5%
 
Total votes: 22

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Postby schlep » Fri May 18, 2007 20:50

It's becoming sort of a generational thing - I much prefer to buy the real things, experience the sizzle of retail therapy pleasure and like Mr Batesy then take them home and ravage them in the privacy of my home....

It's a gratification pattern that was imprinted on me early, buying those big record albums with the gatefold sleeves, etc....
Can't imagine a world of having everything in digital files, yuck. But I guess we'll all die soon. :D
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Postby sneakypete » Fri May 18, 2007 22:27

I'm happy to download first of all to see if I like it - if I did I would much rather have something to clutch in my grubby little mitt - and if I really like it I will seek out the original vinyl version and the limited, numbered Tibetan issue with the autographed toenail clippings and the hand painted Yak skin sleeve etc etc......
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Postby chippy » Mon May 21, 2007 16:07

I have no guilt trip downloading music at all because if i didnt I wouldnt of found out about some great artists ie bubblemath, koenji hyakkei etc which I have now bought what origionals i could. So as for the arguement of this killing the record ind well I think the opposite if we dont know about artists then how can we buy?
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Postby Bispy » Mon May 21, 2007 18:08

chippy wrote:I have no guilt trip downloading music at all because if i didnt I wouldnt of found out about some great artists ie bubblemath, koenji hyakkei etc which I have now bought what origionals i could. So as for the arguement of this killing the record ind well I think the opposite if we dont know about artists then how can we buy?


Precisely. That is why the majors are so against downloading. They don't want you to find out about bands which they don't 'own'. They want you to buy records by The Killers and tell your friends how weird and anarchic they are.

Illegal downloading is your social duty.
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Postby brother abnego » Fri May 25, 2007 10:38

schlep wrote:The other night I downloaded (from a blogsite) an mp3 copy of Lal & Mike Waterson's 'Bright Phoebus' - an English folk rock obscurity from '72, I've read about it but never actually run across it anywhere, in all this time...


Time Has Told Me is a good mp3 blog site for prog/psyche/folk/odd stuff...

...assuming you haven't already been there, done that, of course... :wink:

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Postby dogsetc. » Fri May 25, 2007 11:48

abnego wrote:Time Has Told Me is a good mp3 blog site for prog/psyche/folk/odd stuff...

...assuming you haven't already been there, done that, of course... :wink:


...abnego you are A Friend of the Hard-Drive -- i can see some Dr. Strangely Strange. :)

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Postby sneakypete » Fri May 25, 2007 14:04

Time Has Told Me is a good mp3 blog site for prog/psyche/folk/odd stuff...


wow - theres some mighty tasty looking stuff there - do you need something to decode or convert the files before burning them ?
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Postby Alternate BC » Fri May 25, 2007 14:23

sneakypete wrote:
Time Has Told Me is a good mp3 blog site for prog/psyche/folk/odd stuff...


wow - theres some mighty tasty looking stuff there - do you need something to decode or convert the files before burning them ?


No. The ones i downloaded are normal mp3's.
In most cases you will need a program like winzip or winrar.

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Postby schlep » Fri May 25, 2007 14:31

abnego wrote:
schlep wrote:The other night I downloaded (from a blogsite) an mp3 copy of Lal & Mike Waterson's 'Bright Phoebus' - an English folk rock obscurity from '72, I've read about it but never actually run across it anywhere, in all this time...


Time Has Told Me is a good mp3 blog site for prog/psyche/folk/odd stuff...

...assuming you haven't already been there, done that, of course... :wink:


Bingo - that was where I found the 'Bright Phoebus' - and then just t'other day Barry Dransfield's '72 solo album, very excellent site!
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Postby Alternate BC » Fri May 25, 2007 14:56

Most excellent even :)

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Postby chippy » Fri May 25, 2007 15:31

Bispy wrote:
Illegal downloading is your social duty.


amen to that brother :D
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Postby schlep » Fri May 25, 2007 18:53

Alternate BC wrote:Most excellent even :)

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Dude! Chill.




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Postby Alternate BC » Fri May 25, 2007 20:57

Whoa bogus ! schlep-dude 8)

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Postby djbladdered » Fri May 25, 2007 21:02

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