MP3: it's not just for music anymore!
December 13, 2000 10:45 AM   Subscribe

MP3: it's not just for music anymore! [See inside]
posted by Steven Den Beste (9 comments total)
This car is parked in the same space every morning at the shopping mall near where I live. I go there every morning to get my breakfast at Starbucks.

It strikes me that the top of the two stickers has been on there quite a long time. "Soon" must have a different meaning for these guys than it does for me.

High tech has taken over for the guy parading with the sign "The end is coming"...

[I have NOT visited that web site and have no intention of doing so.]
posted by Steven Den Beste at 10:49 AM on December 13, 2000

That's kind of cool, actually. Regardless of the actual ideas involved, it's neat that the 'net is allowing people to run something like the classic radio show without having to attract millions of listeners first. This is an example of the net's much-vaunted potential to democratize communications, and I think it's pretty neat.

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:09 AM on December 13, 2000

The downside to is that anyone, and I mean *anyone* can record some mp3s and upload them to their server. So there's a lot of crap on there. Not just serious fanatic rightwingers who try to force religion down people's throats, but there's also a lot from the opposite side of that spectrum. Profanity and mature themes galore.

I've found one guy who I highly recommend. He is very religious, but I personally dig his music even though I don't tend to wear a cross on my sleeve. His name is Dawson Cowals and if you're looking for an alternative to that 666 Mark of the Beast "the end of the world will be taught weekly" crap, I hope you'll find Cowals to be a suitable alternative. He did "Away in the Manger" in 5/4 time, which really kicks ass.

The downside to is also the upside. Anyone can post their stuff up there, and there's a lot of artists that would otherwise go unnoticed were it not for mp3c. Fisher pretty much started on the Internet through things like mp3c, and she's breaking into the music world. For every lunatic or wanna-be, there's at least as many talented people worth listening to. =)

If you don't have the time to dig through mp3c yourself, at the risk of it looking like I'm self-promoting in here, I do have station pages at mp3c where I linked to the best stuff I could find. The stuff that personally gave me shivers and had the hairs standing on the back of my neck. Keepers consists of artists who I thought were so good, I bought their albums.

I've never tried 'the rapture' myself. Don't like how they advertise themselves.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:16 AM on December 13, 2000

No, actually MP3 is still for music. Cross's music is listed under easy listening, which it is, and its not THAT bad - unlike a lot of
posted by jamescblack at 11:48 AM on December 13, 2000

posted by luke at 12:31 PM on December 13, 2000

haha, luke...good point...

is that van there every morning when you go to starbucks because it's your van?
posted by physics at 1:48 PM on December 13, 2000

Well, not to be too much of a policy cop, but I say "self-linking" not because it's Steven's van, but because it's Steven's picture.

Nothing personal, but methinks someone needs a blog of their own.
posted by luke at 1:52 PM on December 13, 2000

Mr Anthands. That's mister to you. Mister.
posted by holloway at 2:08 PM on December 13, 2000

Yes steven, you should have placed a bomb under the van so we could have linked to it via CNN

posted by lagado at 10:58 PM on December 13, 2000

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