Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Where I'm comin' from


It's been a minute since my first post. I've been goin’ back and forth trying to figure out how I wanted to go about doing this audioblog. What I've decided is, every week or so, I'm gonna try to root thru my personal collection and throw up selected tracks or sometimes even a full LP (providing it's out of print) of whatever I happen to be diggin' at the moment. Be it Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Dance, Blues, Reggae or anything in between, if I like it... it’s going up. Not shooting for super rare cuts or obscure stuff like that $10,000 copy of Don Gherkin & The Pickle Farts', “Funky Toenail, Pt. 1” or anything like that. Instead, you’ll just find some good music that you may or may not own yourself and hopefully like enough to add to your physical collection after hearing it here. Merchant links and other purchase info will accompany each post for those who wish to step up and buy their own tanglible copy. So what I'm saying is, if you really like it... go buy it.

My posting policy is basically this. Any and all music offered here will be encoded at a bitrate of 128k. The files on this blog are to be considered as clips and/or low quality reproductions of material; as such they should not be used as substitutes for retail copies of the material contained within. No pretense has been, nor will ever be, made that these files and their contents have ever been, or ever will be, of retailable quality. These files intended for audition purposes only and by retrieving any music posted on this blog you are agreeing to delete all downloaded material after 24 hours.

All songs will be available for about a month. There may be occasions where I might leave some things up longer than others but still, get 'em while you can because once the window closes, the material becomes stream-only. Please do not request re-ups or download links via comments or email as they will be ignored.

Why? Well, to tell the truth, I really don't want to wind up with thousands of audio files sitting on a server somewhere and risk raising unwanted interest by the RIAA. Not knockin' the cats who choose to freely share without limits; in fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who's more appreciative of their efforts that me, but I wanna keep this blog public and open to folks who are genuinely interested in what I'm offering. Plus, to be real, I'm strugglin' 40+hrs/wk just trying to handle a mortgage, a crippling student loan and all the other wonderful expen$e$ of adult life and I really don’t feel like dealing with any legal fees right now. Also, if you're a blogger and would like to feature music from this blog on one of your own, please link back to the original article found here or send me an email and we'll work something out--just don't direct link to a track; that's just foul.

Lastly, the music found here is posted out of love, not with the intention of profit or to violate copyright. If you are the creator (or copyright owner) of a song, excerpt, essay, or image posted on this blog, please contact me at the email above if you want to comment on the selection or wish to have it removed.

Now that that’s all out of the way… onto the music.