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  • Agreed @omnifoo on all the clicks. I now delete the emails and have largely stopped downloading in favor of streaming to avoid running out of HD space, but it's still busier than it could be. Didn't stop my from buying a boatload of stuff on Bandcam…
  • I love Bandcamp. It's not perfect, and I have noticed some of the search-related issues noted above, but they do not detract from my enjoyment of the site. And even if it was a logistical nightmare, I would continue to buy there because: (1) most of…
  • This may seem obvious but it's an astonishing four year run. (Image) (Image)
  • (Image) +1 on the Bowie albums, for sure. The Man Who Sold the World is probably a cut below those three, but still on my short list.
  • I know I can download Spotify tracks to my phone and listen that way, but it takes up valuable storage space on the phone. Cloud storage means I can access my music anywhere I have an internet connection. Using Amazon Music, as an example, I can lis…
  • I do like the idea of looking at my collection like a radio station, or my own personal Spotify. Changes the perspective a bit and lessens the self-inflicted pressure to listen to everything, or to delete things that don't ring my bell at a particul…
  • @rostasi thanks for the software suggestions. I admittedly have not been good about hard drive maintenance, and my iTunes library isn't as organized as I'd like it to be, so those programs should help. More memory would help too, I'll look into that…
  • (Quote) @rostasi, I think there are a couple of factors at play here. My desktop computer is a five year old iMac, running iTunes, which has always had problems with large libraries. But I'm too invested (and honestly too lazy) to switch to another…
  • Funny, I saw this thread, read the last few posts, then went back and started from the beginning. As I was reading, I was thinking about my own history with REM, and started writing a post in my head. Then I came to the post I already wrote, nine ye…
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  • https://davestrickson.blogspot.com/2020/05/john-peel-sessions.html
  • I am obsessing over the new Fiona Apple record. The last album I listened to this much within the first few days was The Bends, a looong time ago.
  • @ScissorMan, I feel the same way about Adam Schlesinger. He was a genius songwriter, and made it seem effortless. Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, Tinted Windows, movies (That Thing You Do), TV (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). I saw Fountains of Wayne twice and both …
    in RIP Comment by Muggsy April 2020
  • Four releases by the Mommyheads, two old and two new. All NYOP. The major label debut (self-titled) and particularly Bingham's Hole are excellent, brainy power pop with some proggy elements. I have those two on CD and spent some time hunting them do…
  • I resisted streaming for a long time but recently started a Spotify family plan when my eMu subscription ran out in December. Basically spending the same money each month, but listening to all sorts of new releases on my commute to/from work. My dau…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by Muggsy March 2019
  • I first encountered Ken Nordine on Hal Willner's great Disney tribute album. Went back and explored a bit, what an amazing career. RIP.
    in RIP Comment by Muggsy February 2019
  • Sadly, not surprised at all. I suspect eMusic will end up on the scrap heap with other more-or-less fondly remembered digital music sites (Amie Street, Lala, Guvera, etc). The only question is how long the death spiral will continue.
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 Good stuff there. But when I clicked the link it showed 31 Wire albums still available. I can particularly recommend the three Read & Burn EPs for .99 cents each.
  • I can confirm @djh with respect to the "My Music" folder, I have split albums but also a bunch of missing tracks on purchases. A few examples: UFO, The Decca Years, purchased April 2017 (22 tracks, 6 in My Music)Seth Swirsky, Circles and S…
  • I thought the passport thing was a joke. If they're serious, they're also insane.
  • My eMusic membership was up for renewal in December and I just canceled. Told them in email that I was disappointed in all the label/album losses and despite verbal reassurances, none seemed to be coming back. Also mentioned that probably 80% of my …
  • I haven't contributed to this thread in a while, though I've seen a bunch of cool shows this year. Sunday night I saw Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening (f/k/a JB's LZ Experience). Two hours of Jason and band wailing away on Zep classics and album …
  • I do find it amusing that with all the excitement about tokens and whatnot, they haven't really been talking about music. It's all about the platform, and never mind the fact that labels have been leaving the platform in droves. Pay no attention to …
  • Increasingly skimpy selection, but I found a couple of good deals on two-disc sets. https://emusic.com/album/178731766/Wanda-Jackson/The-Complete-Singles-As--Bs-1954-62?album_ref=Serach https://emusic.com/album/3733388/The-Clean/Anthology?album_ref…
  • My eMu subscription is prepaid through December. I will not be renewing. Plan to move that monthly outlay to Spotify (family plan), which my daughter has been clamoring for. Interesting to see her perspective on music vs. mine - she has been buying …
  • The great Otis Rush. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/otis-rush-blues-singer-and-guitarist-with-intensely-emotional-style-dies-at-83/2018/09/30/ca3ce456-c4be-11e8-b1ed-1d2d65b86d0c_story.html?utm_term=.d6f566f781df
    in RIP Comment by Muggsy October 2018
  • (Quote) 
I agree completely. My prepaid annual sub runs out in December, and I am just trying to get through the next three months and pick up what I can until then. There's still enough stuff in my SFL to spend the monthly credits I'll have…