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February 6, 2009 9:49 AM   Subscribe

DeweyMusic makes browsing archive.org's Live Music Archive super easy.
posted by Korou (17 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow - very keen. Unfortunately, it doesn't (appear) to offer quick format options. For example, this Books on Tape show is only listed with the 64kbps version, when there's also Ogg Vorbis, Shorten, and VBR MP3 options. But I guess that's what the link at the top of the show field is for.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:54 AM on February 6, 2009


Man I don't like to be a pain in the ass but what the hell is with the blue on grey text in there? I can't read any of it unless I get right up on my moniter. I'm gonna give it a shot but man that's hard to read.
posted by nola at 10:03 AM on February 6, 2009


Do you have javascript disabled? It should appear as three scrolling option boxes. Kind of like the browser in iTunes.
posted by Korou at 10:12 AM on February 6, 2009


This just made my day.
posted by Pants! at 10:24 AM on February 6, 2009


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Nice.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:33 AM on February 6, 2009


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posted by preparat at 10:39 AM on February 6, 2009


Fantastic. Thanks!!!!
posted by Roach at 10:42 AM on February 6, 2009


Man I don't like to be a pain in the ass but what the hell is with the blue on grey text in there? I can't read any of it unless I get right up on my moniter. I'm gonna give it a shot but man that's hard to read.

Very much agreed, except I apparently gave up a lot quicker than you when I saw this the other day. I thought maybe my browser was messed up or something.
posted by inigo2 at 11:47 AM on February 6, 2009


Good golly Miss Molly. Thanks!
posted by Shepherd at 12:13 PM on February 6, 2009


Er. I retract. It doesn't seem to have the bugs worked out of it yet ... browsing "alt country -> cowboy junkies -> ______" gives a long list of recordings by Cousin Fungus (?!), for instance.
posted by Shepherd at 12:26 PM on February 6, 2009


This is amazing.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 12:47 PM on February 6, 2009


Thanks a bunch. Even with some kinks, this should make browsing and finding new music on the archive easier. Being a poor law student, this is where I get a majority of new music from, so it's nice to have some different ways to search.
posted by friendlyjuan at 12:49 PM on February 6, 2009


Yeah, this is excellent. Thanks for giving me something to do on a slow rainy Friday.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:53 PM on February 6, 2009


Wow. Thank you very much.
posted by elmono at 3:34 PM on February 6, 2009


Have a dig through, I found some gold in there. GOLD !

Thanks for posting this Korou.
posted by Webbster at 6:30 PM on February 6, 2009


This will be very useful. Thanks.
posted by immlass at 7:43 PM on February 6, 2009


Great stuff! I've never looked too deeply into music archive.org, because it's too hard to browse and the good stuff is drowned out by with thousands of songs' worth of crappy, amateurish music produced by bored teenagers with warez versions of Ableton. I once found some recordings of Mike Watt's side project band Dos by accident, but that's about it. This solves that problem pretty nicely. It does have some problems, for one thing the genre tags are wildly inaccurate, but that's a failing of whoever uploaded the stuff in the first place. Also, as mentioned already the download links are for 64kbps MP3s, which is only barely acceptable for talk podcasts and totally unacceptable for music, but you also get a link to the original archive.org page where you can get FLAC, Ogg or higher bitrate MP3 versions. Thanks for this, I've already found a couple cool recordings in just a few minutes of use.
posted by DecemberBoy at 11:22 PM on February 6, 2009


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