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February 24, 2006 4:15 PM   Subscribe

The Hype Machine tracks MP3 blogs so you don't have to.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (24 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
The first song right now is Spirit of the West - Home for a Rest. Shouldn't you all have that by now?
posted by muddgirl at 4:19 PM on February 24, 2006


There goes the bandwidth, "grrrrr Grumble grumble"
posted by Elim at 4:19 PM on February 24, 2006


"Popular tracks" is a good place to be, generally.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:20 PM on February 24, 2006


On a tangent: from Buddy to Sufjan in sixteen easy steps.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:22 PM on February 24, 2006


Total derail, but:

It took him 12 steps just to get from Buddy Holly to the Rolling Stones? One of the staples of the Stones' cover repertoire is Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away." So that reduces it to Buddy to Sufjan in 4 steps.

R.E.M. covered the Stones' "Paint it Black," so that's 3 steps from Buddy to Sufjan.
posted by JekPorkins at 4:56 PM on February 24, 2006


I think the point was to do it enough jumps to make a satisfying album. Three is good if you're playing that damn Kevin Bacon game, but not so good if you want an hour of music to listen to.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:02 PM on February 24, 2006


Good point, JekPorkins, but maybe it's more about the journey.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:04 PM on February 24, 2006


Umm, what nebulawindphone said. D'oh.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:04 PM on February 24, 2006


YES! Great FPP, goodnewsfortheinsane, thanks!
posted by nickyskye at 6:39 PM on February 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


YES! Way cool FPP, goodnewsfortheinsane, thanks!
posted by nickyskye at 6:43 PM on February 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


thanks for the Hype Machine! A completely unpredictable mix of cool rock and roll and other genres! Exactly what commerical radio and worse, Satellite radio cant be.

Kids these are the golden days of free cool shit on the internets. Dont take it for granted cuz it wont last forever.
posted by celerystick at 6:56 PM on February 24, 2006


Rats. Mine isn't going to be on there 'cause it doesn't meet their "standards." Ah well. A useful resource anyway. Thanks!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:38 PM on February 24, 2006


I don't quite understand what this is, but what celerystick said. =(
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:21 PM on February 24, 2006


celerystick, its already changed and changing as we speak. Hype Machine used to have direct download links to almost all of their music. Now you've gotta go to the sites to get them but I still agree that this is one of the best things about the internet.

And I've come across some truly fantastic new music this way.
posted by fenriq at 8:43 PM on February 24, 2006


Ooh, pop crap extravaganza. Lucky me.
posted by HTuttle at 9:27 PM on February 24, 2006


Back when I was a kid you could get any music off the web, even stuff copyrighted by the RIAA.

Kids these days have to sift through free stuff or risk spyware or lawsuits using p2p stuff. They actually have it worse

At least they can get whole albums as RAR files, rather then mp3s one by one.
posted by delmoi at 9:30 PM on February 24, 2006


HTuttle, what are you talking about?

And delmoi, did you use Audiogalaxy? do you remember just how freaking cool that program was?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:24 PM on February 24, 2006


And delmoi, did you use Audiogalaxy? do you remember just how freaking cool that program was?

I never used anything besides the campus network. :P

Actually, before I even got into collage me and a friend would sneek into one of the few computer labs that didn't require a university log on and stuff Zip disks full of Mp3s from machines in the dorms.

Then it was basically a constant smorgasbord for a couple years. Someone even wrote a web-based intranet search engine for people to use.

Finally the RIAA swooped down and busted up our little party, and a few kids ended up getting their dorm rooms raided, they just went after the #1 and #2 sharers, basically. The crazy thing was, I had just downloaded a ton of Japanese and Indian pop music just to share it and get back into the top 10.

The first p2p program I ever used was WinMX, by that time, there was tons of Spyware infested crap already out there and napster was dead. Mostly I'd just ask a friend of mine for the CD, since he knows how to get group releases right from the source.

In a few more years, there's going to be a ton of creative-commons or otherwise free to download music out there. The hard part is figuring out what you'll like. There needs to be some sort of moderation/recommendation system.
posted by delmoi at 1:00 AM on February 25, 2006


Also this: elbo.ws
posted by srboisvert at 4:17 AM on February 25, 2006


Both versions of Radio Star get the lyric wrong.

It is VTR - video tape replay - not VCR.
posted by A189Nut at 4:46 AM on February 25, 2006


Urgh - wrong thread!
posted by A189Nut at 4:47 AM on February 25, 2006


Strangely appropriate though.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:36 AM on February 25, 2006


Audiogalaxy was the shit. I miss it. :(
posted by youarenothere at 11:59 AM on February 25, 2006


Thanks for the nice elbo.ws link srboisvert. :)
posted by nickyskye at 12:55 PM on February 25, 2006


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