Saturday, November 12, 2011

R.I.P. Out Sounds

I've decided to shut this bad boy down; seems like I get a DMCA notice every few days now and a lot of the older posts have just simply vanished into thin air. Combine that fact with Rapidshare's overall crappiness and the decision to shut it all down becomes easier.

Plus, (and I hate to say it but it's true) Spotify has basically made blogs like these obsolete. Why fill up your own hard drive and have to buy bigger and bigger data storage devices to satiate our need as completists to own every single record ever made (which is impossible) when there's a really cheap service that does it all for you?

As a friend of mine recently said, (and he works in the industry as a producer/engineer, pretty well known but I'll keep him anonymous since he's a super rad guy) "this is how we make our living..." I don't want to get into a debate again about stealing/sharing, etc. but I had a hilarious e-mail battle last year with the merch guy from Stones Throw Records (that went on for like a week) and another e-mail from Justin Moyer of Antelope (now-defunct Dischord Records band) in which I returned asking a series of pointed questions that he never responded to. I have to admit it, but you guys are totally within your right when representing the label/artist/etc.'s view of music sharing (a term I'll continue to use; I would only call it stealing if I made money off of it) and since there's such a nebulous cloud around myself in terms of what I think is right and wrong, it's easier just to say "forget it".  

Basically, I'm over it.

I love all of you that have DL'ed, commented, read, etc. but I'm going to devote my time and minimum talent elsewhere on the interwebs.

Peace out.

7 comments:

* * e d o * * said...

sorry to see you go bro. i don't know why you are being singled out by the dmca assholes. it's strange, i rarely get any of those notices and my mediafire account has over 800 files ready for download. maybe it's my cryptic way of naming the files? anyway i absolutely disagree with you that Spotify has made blogs like ours obsolete. i don't use Spotify, but i'm fairly certain that there are more blogs that are going strong than there are Spotify users sharing music. anyway i feel that the blogs are more than just a tool for downloading (sharing, stealing whatever) free music. i go to them to discover new weirdness, to read about what new stuff is coming out and turning people on and finding rare obscurities that i am sure won't be on Spotify. from what i understand they haven't even been able to license any music by the Beatles?! is that correct? i'm not a Spotify hater or anything, i just have no interest in it. and i don't feel threatened that it will keep my 539 blog followers from continuing to visit me daily. anyway, sad to see another ally go out. peace jimmy!

* * e d o * * said...

oh yea, rapidshare sucks!

MechSoc said...

Gutted this is being shut down, I have found so much awesome music through your blog... i'd be happy just to see these posts without any links and I can decide for myself whether to buy or steal whatever music you suggest. Hope you keep up blogging elsewhere and let us know where...

* * e d o * * said...

Mech Soc, go visit my blog, i'm still going strong:
knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com
cheers,
edo

Milky Joe said...

thanks for all of the good music, jimmy. i check for new tunes here a couple of times a month and your curatorial touch will be missed. spotify is fine and all but what blogs like this provide is a great service in trudging through the mass of recorded music and digging up something overlooked. a well-developed program can augment collector's habits but nothing will ever replace the basic impulse of people sharing music with people. i've added several records to my collection based on my initial discovery at out sounds. without getting too philosophical, i'll stop short to merely thank you for broadening and enriching my sonic palate. cheers.

Unknown said...

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d0kho0b3f980pfx

Unknown said...

http://www.mediafire.com/download/z897c7152532ti1/Bongley_Dead_-_Demo_n.3_(2014).rar

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