Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

12 June 2011

The Demise of Drop.io...much belated

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 05/11/ 2014. Enjoy, NØ.


Anyone that knows me, knows I’m always late to the party. I don’t really socially network. I have my own small circle of friends & it’s enough for me. I don’t have cable TV, I don’t read the newspaper, I don’t listen to FM radio. I’m not totally oblivious, mind you. If events are really important to the planet or humanity, I somehow am aware of them by some weird quantum osmosis that I am unable to explain, either to you or myself. I believe it is imagicknation.

I am really bad at checking comments on my old posts. Somehow through the process of avoiding wage slavery I have entered a state where I have absolutely no unused time, so scheduling time to go back through hundreds of year(s)-old posts checking for new comments is low on priority. I’m sure there’s some more computer-savvy method than physically searching each post in the edit mode, but I’m a Luddite at heart. Beside that, it takes time to learn how, time, as I mentioned above, I don’t seem to have.

Well, when I was checking for new comments late last Sat. nite/Sun. morn, I found numerous searchers letting me know that links I had uploaded to the elegant file sharing service Drop.io were no longer working. Being Nothin’ if not diligent, I googled 'the demise of Drop.io'. About 3,960,000 results in 0.17 second. Late again to the party indeed.

It turns out that Drop.io was purchased by ever-loving Bookface, that on December 15 last they ceased to exist, & bye-bye files. Yes,
"Facebook bought Drop.io & its creator Sam Lessin (who helped Mark Zuckerberg out in early days). So this simple purpose-driven space for our stuff (what else do we need?) that seemed so secure (even the phrase 'Drop.io Drop' contains its own redundancy) had to go away, along with all of the files we put there."

I am now in the process of of re-uploading said files. I am starting with the files actually requested by searchers. I will try to get to everything eventually, but if no one wants it, or at least can’t communicate that they do, well...

Thanks to whSonic & some anonymous other(s). Some of this is on Mediafire & some is on Megaupload. They both have various good & bad points, but are both free. I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, as they say.

I’ve got a Audio-Technica AT-LP2D USB turntable, a better cd player, & better ripping software & devices since I posted this stuff, so I re-ripped everything, all 320Kbps. All in all these files should be better than the originals.

Here’s what’s done so far:
Dyan Diamond - In the Dark
Knuckleheads - Ain’t that America
The Mops - Psychedelic Sounds in Japan
P - P
The Beacon Street Union - The Eyes of...
The Twits - The Twits
Venus & the Razorblades - Songs from the Sunshine Jungle
Steel Pole Bath Tub - European Son/Venus in Furs 7"

plus there was a request for :
Some Cocktail Suggestions..from Steel Pole Bath Tub

Boner Records BR42-1, 1994.
all decryption codes in comments

Side A -
Ray
The Living End
Slip
Side B -
Hit It
Speakerphone
The Wasp Jar

& since posting the SPBT I had acquired their
Tragedy Exstacy Doom & So On 2X7"

Steel Pole Bath Tub - Tragedy Ecstacy Doom & So On,
Genius Records geni R017, 1995.

Side A -
Home is a Rope
Side B -
I Want it Now
4 Barrels
Side C -
Alice, pt. 1
Side D -
Alice, pt 2

that I thought I’d include as a bonus.

Enjoy,