Welcome to The Tuna Melt Music Sharity Blog!

It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

Come on in. Look around.
Scroll downward to find available links.
I hope you find something you like.

If you don't,
you can always come back later, as the variety
of what is made available should be pretty wide-ranging.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Alright… Let's try something different.

It's pretty obvious that someone out there is not going to let me post anything to be left up for more than a day or so. I seriously doubt that the individual in question is a representative of a record company or music publisher or a copyright holder. I think it's just a jealous little twit. It's not that they don't want you to have access to this stuff, it's simply that they have the opportunity to do damage and, so, they must. I find this odd and a bit sad. I also find, though, that it is impossible for me to continue posting links only to see them deleted within a day or two. That's it, folks. The Tuna Melt Sharity Blog, as we have known it, is dead.

I said before, however, that I was going to study my options and I have. A comparison of One-Click Web Hosting Sites convinced me that there was no alternative to RapidShare that would be any better whatsoever, so simply posting stuff online and supplying links via the blog is out of the question.

My friend Swanky is a brilliant man. He is also a tremendous bartender, a librarian of and authority on Polynesian Pop Culture, a snappy dresser, and a collector, and a sharer, of Valuable & Interesting Information (http://www.swankpad.org/blather/). I think he may be a pretty good dancer, too, but I'm not sure. Anyhow... So Swanky has this idea, right? Why don't I continue to Rip my Vinyl (which I am, of course, going to do) and post my commentary and the scans of the Jackets at the ol' Tuna Melt but, instead of posting a link to where the album is on the blog, send out an email to let people know where they can download the record?

At first I was against the very idea of limiting the Tuna Melt to an elite and exclusive crowd. There have been more than a few people stumble across the Tuna Melt because they were searching for specific records only to find that they enjoyed other posts they found here. I want to leave the door open. I don't want to exclude anyone who has not behaved in a way to deserve exclusion.

The Tuna Melt Mailing List will achieve this. I'm now convinced that the Mailing List idea is the way to go. I'm already a member of a couple of Music Sharing Mailing Lists and enjoy and I appreciate being included in those clubs. Of course, even this is open to possible sabotage. At least, though, it strikes me as being a bit more manageable. And if someone hates me enough to join my email list to try to make me miserable, I might oughta get a clue and stop being such an asshole.

So, If you're here... Here You Are! Welcome to The Tuna Melt!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Gonna check the options and see what I think is worth our time.