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Boston marathon bombing

Posted April 17, 2013 By admin

Thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Boston marathon bombing. It’s a scary world we live in where you can’t even do such a simple thing as running without being in fear of losing your life.

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New blog

Posted March 30, 2013 By admin

I am proud to announce a new blog I have created. This new blog will be solely for my personal live recordings. I will continue to post them here as well, but the new site will make it easier for anyone who is interested in only those to keep track of them. I’ve been working hard to get all the shows uploaded and to make it as easy as possible to download and track new shows as they are posted. Please click on the following link to be taken there and let me know of any ideas for improvements.

 

MN Gneiss Recordings

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Media Fire

Posted April 17, 2012 By admin

My Media Fire has been suspended due to “copyright violations”, which I find ridiculous because almost everything on there is live shows, aside from a few personal files. I kinda saw this coming, Media Fire has been going down this road for a while and it was only a matter of time before they gave in like other so-called “locker” sites. I would encourage anyone who uses Media Fire to be sure to back up anything you have on there, legal or not, because it seems as though they won’t hesitate to delete anything. This occurrence just hastens an idea I’ve been thinking of recently, so it will probably turn out for the best in the long run. My plan is instead of uploading live shows, studio outtakes, bootlegs of any kind on a locker site, I will just be uploading it to a site like Demonoid or Pirate Bay, and then posting the link to download it here. That way, there is very little chance of the file being lost, as both Demonoid and Pirate Bay have shown the willingness to fight back and show no signs of slowing down. Also, you will most likely be able to download faster if there are more seeds on the torrent than if you were to download from a storage site. The decision to use either Demonoid or Pirate Bay is a tough one. Demonoid requires an account, and they open for signs ups frequently and I also have invites for anyone who needs one. Pirate Bay does not require registration, but people are less likely to stay on torrents and seed in most cases than at Demonoid. Ideally, I’d like to be able to figure out a way to add both trackers to the torrent and make everyone happy, which I am going to try to figure out here in the next day or two. For those unfamiliar with torrents, here is a good place to start:

This site will not stop spreading music, no matter what problems may arise. I know posting has been slower recently, mostly because of my work schedule and life just getting busier, but I will continue to post as long as I feel I have something worthwhile to share and people keep reading. Have a great night/day, and thank you for reading.

EDIT–Almost forgot to add…I will not be updating links to dead Media Fire links, there were close to 300 of them and I just don’t have the time or energy to do this, but if there is something in particular you are looking for, please contact me and I will gladly update it for you, I don’t mind doing that, but there are too many to mass update.

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Media Fire

Posted February 28, 2012 By admin

It appears as though Media Fire is getting in on the act and deleting links now. The three they have deleted have either been live shows or demos, so it seems like they have no rhyme or reason as to why they are deleting files. I will be reuploading files to   as I see them get deleted, and I would recommend Bay Files over Media Fire anyday. BayFiles is run by the same people who started The Pirate Bay, so they are much less likely to just bend over and take it like Media Fire has been. When a storage site can just through and delete files at will for no apparent reason, it’s just kind of a frightening thought, and not a site I will probably be using much in the future. Thankfully, there are other great sites that do the same thing and run a much better business plan.

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An update

Posted February 1, 2012 By admin

Last time I posted I talked about Mega Upload going down and having to replace all those links. I am about halfway done with those, I will hopefully be done within a week or so if everything works out right. Another thing I have been thinking about and debating with myself about are other files linked to from here. It has been my goal to make everything I’ve promoted and uploaded here available as long as possible, which means even my second post ever still has active links to download. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just becoming too great of a risk to continue doing that. With the recent take down of Mega Upload and a few other sites limiting their functions, as well as a few Bit Torrent sites shutting down, the writing is on the wall, digital copyright is going to probably end up ruining the way of discovering music as we know it right now. I doubt the music business will thrive like executives are assuming it will because piracy will (apparently) slow down, I expect it to actually go downhill even more, because there will always be ways to copy music and pass it around for free, but now they’ve just managed to piss off people even more than usual and I think it will have dire consequences for the music industry. Anyways, sorry to go off on a tangent like that. Basically, what it boils down to is this: I will no longer be keeping links to MP3’s alive unless they are the front page of the blog (the first 7 posts). However, all links to live shows, demos, etc. (basically anything that isn’t covered by copyright law, or is very fuzzy on how it is covered) will still be active as long as I can help it. It is still my goal to post about great new (and old) music and hopefully create some new fans for artists who are deserving of recognition. Below are a few links to visit to find out how you can do more to fight against bills such as SOPA and PIPA, as well as hurt the RIAA where it hurts the most, their wallets.

 

http://americancensorship.org/

http://www.internetfreedomcoalition.org/

http://www.stopriaalawsuits.com/measures.html

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Sorry for the absence

Posted September 9, 2011 By admin

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I have a new job that has hours that are taking some getting used to, and it’s left me with less time to post, so I’m going to have to try harder to post more frequently. Also, I have changed web hosts here, I moved from GoDaddy to Host Gator. GoDaddy was just becoming too unreliable and ruining the visitor experience by going down intermittently. Host Gator seems to have great reviews and so far the site seems be loading faster and has had no downtime yet (fingers crossed). Not much more to post right now, but I’ll be posting about some albums I’m looking forward to here in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your night, and as always, thank you for reading. For now, I’ll leave you with some skits from Kids In The Hall I’ve recently enjoyed, hopefully you will too.

 

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