I've got to say that having two years of time and effort erased in one second broke my heart. I needed a bit of "me time" in order to (as Mutant Sounds so eloquently put it) lick my wounds.
If I'm a pirate...piracy is in really bad shape. The mission is the same. Songs from under the floorboards...music you would probably never have heard before...seriously limited releases that disappear into private collections, played once or twice and shelved forever...links to artists and labels...and some things that you will hate but may become your new favourite thing...or some things that will just irritate you!
If I ruled the world, this stuff would be pumped out to infants to raise them away from popular "culture".
Thanks to the people that felt strongly enough to post a comment of encouragement. Especially Aaron...that one meant a lot! Big love (as always) goes to David Payne for giving me the Über-supportive / optimistic shot in the arm that I really needed. There are others and you know who you are! And...the three people who joined after the blog was killed...how's that for hope over expectation!?!
In a few days, I'm planning a post that will probably dislocate the lower jaw of the noiseheads amongst us. At that point, the January 2012 and December 2011 posts will also be back up. Please understand the work that has already gone into posting what has been deleted. Requests for other re-ups from "anonymous" and "guest" are liable to be completely ignored. Get Engaged!
Even so, we live in uncertain times and I'm loathe to put too much time in when filehosts are likely to disappear one by one. The subtext is clear...there's an american election coming and the big-money backers are flexing their muscles. In doing so, they will take out people like us!
Either way...we start again...and again...and...