Well, times are changing. I think the online music movement has progressed quite nicely in the last decade; official music streaming is the norm now with great paid services like Spotify, whatever Apple is coming out with, and free ones like Soundcloud, Hype Machine, Youtube. These weren’t around or weren’t popular enough when I started blogging in 2006, at the time Myspace was the most popular. What is Myspace even now? In light of this, I have removed all the old posts from the blog and am starting fresh.
Not to worry, those posts still exist securely hidden far away from anyone’s reach, but I need to update them to meet today’s music blogging standards. In other words, remove any links and replace them with streaming or official equivalents. Admittedly it will be a daunting task with 620 posts. Good news is in addition to making new posts, you will slowly see old posts come back. Slowly but surely.
Alright, got my first mix up on 8tracks! Originally I was going to make one mix for the entire blog’s existence, but by the time I got through to the end of the 2008 tracks, I was up to 2 hours in mix length… so here it is only for 2008.
So I’m off to Portland this week, hopefully it won’t be raining the entire time. Music unrelated to that comment, finally weening myself off Hype Machine a bit, starting off with the Fred Falke remix of Nero Reaching Out. It’s an older one, but well it’s a great track. Slightly different sounding remix by Plastic Plates of Nile Delta Aztec. Actually reminds me of the good old days of when I started this blog, light techno I guess with an awesome beat. Lastly, the Aeroplane remix of Surahn Wonderful. Funky.