24 February 2010

Mia. – Sonne (Live)

German band (obvioulsy). The original track’s available on Spotify.

20 February 2010

From Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick LP cover. The album is available on Spotify.

[via:Jason Permenter]

10 February 2010

Warner to quit free music streaming (Spotify)

I don’t mind paying a service like Spotify for streaming, and I wouldn’t mind Spotify putting parts of a steadily growing catalog behind a subscription paywall.

But if major labels start withdrawing their content before services like these get a chance to develop properly, I guess it’s back to not paying shit for major label music and developing encrypted p2p in case you wanna discover music through other sources than fucked up FM radio cesspits. Huge tech projects like Spotify need time. We’re talking 5+ years, which was the time it took for Last.fm to develop into a nice, mature service. And one thing is certain, the major music labels couldn’t and wouldn’t have built anything approaching the non-shittiness of Spotify on their own. At this point it’s clear to me that that record labels are as greedy as anyone and that they need someone with an outsider’s perspective and interests to produce products that don’t anal probe their users constantly.

And as far as download stores are concerned: The recording industry is still failing to deliver FLAC, lossless/full quality, downloads, which is what I require for purchases (well, following my statement about outsiders, this would be Apple’s or Spotify’s job). For me, there’s no problem in paying for streaming from a giant catalog in a good quality format like the 320 kbps Vorbis Spotify delivers to subscribers of their premium service. But I’m not paying for lossy archive copies.

EDIT: Daniel Ek/Spotify claims WMG isn’t leaving.


30 January 2010

The ten most ridiculous Black Metal videos

[via:Merlin Mann]

23 January 2010

A film about Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s Arizona vineyard business

Blood Into Wine on Apple trailers and imdb.

[via:Olli Sulopuisto]

In Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word project

[via:Randi Harper]

20 January 2010

Focus – Hocus Pocus (live)

Check Wikipedia and this slow version too :D

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

13 January 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (live)

Near Zeppelin-quality live act. Too sad I didn’t get to see them live before Frusciante quit.

The intro of this performance is from the Public Enemies song You’re Gonna Get Yours, sometimes subtitled “My 98 Oldsmobile” (Youtube, Spotify).

29 December 2009

Nine Inch Nails Fans Create Live Album/Video Release From Released High Quality Raw Footage

I personally enjoy Reznor’s music a lot more live. Download links here.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

22 December 2009

Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song (Live)

Stirling Castle, Scotland 1998.

8 December 2009

Beatles 3000 offers a quick intro to the Beatles, from a distant future archeological point of view. Direct Youtube link.

As link master Andy points out, this really feels a lot like Idiocracy.


26 November 2009

The Cranberries – Promises (Live in Paris 1999)

22 November 2009

Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation – Shine It All Around (Live)

David Bowie – Thursday’s Child (Live)

18 November 2009

Them Crooked Vultures, 2009

Rolling Stone reviews Them Crooked Vultures

Yes, the new John Paul Jones/Dave Grohl/Josh Homme album is awesome. But I couldn’t find a link to a place where I could buy the album in an acceptable format so here’s a full quality copy via bittorrent instead (lossless, FLAC).

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