• Group Journals

    Mag 27 2006, 4:36

    While I haven't had a lot of time to really work on keeping this group active, I've been trying to keep it maintained. However, now that I have more time, I'd like to push forward the first step in making this group into more of its own community. I would like to encourage you to submit your journals to the BitTorrent group, if they fall under one of the following categories:

    * BitTorrent: Anything dealing with BitTorrent clients, sites, current issues, or whatever else. Direct discussion of illegal downloads, however, is prohibited.
    * Online music: Especially that dealing with BitTorrent, but any legal music you'd like to recommend that's available online is welcome. Please include a description of the artist/song/album so people know what they're getting in to.
    * Funny stuff: This is intentionally vague, but if you've found or personally written something you think is funny, feel free to submit it.

    Keep in mind that these are general suggestions, and anything I think the group might benefit from reading may be accepted. Be sure you check your spelling and grammar, as I won't post something that's difficult to understand. Keep submitting your journals...if you write well, I'll consider you for unmoderated posting access to the group journal. Also, I'll be looking for new people to help out as forum moderators, so if you think you'd be up to it, PM me.
  • Dean Gray Tuesday

    Dic 9 2005, 5:21

    I'm sure that most of you have heard some sort of mashup. The most famous is probably DJ Danger Mouse's Grey Album, mixing together The Beatles' White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album. It was very good, and definitely a unique listening experience. Now there's a new project that needs your support, and one that, in my opinion, is even better than the Grey Album.

    Mixed by Dean Grey (a mashup of Green Day), a psuedonym for a number of people at the Get Your Bootleg On forums, the album is entitled American Edit. It's a mashup of Green Day's American Idiot and a huge mix of other sources, and it's innovative, brilliant, and gorgeous. And, of course, as with the Grey Album, the record labels hate it. On November 28th, ten days after it's release, the authors recieved a cease and desist notice from Green Day's label, Warner. Of course, these archaic giants don't realize that such mixups only generate new interest in the recordings, rather than 'hurting the starving artists'.

    To copy from the official American Edit/Dean Grey Tuesday page, here's what'll be going down.

    How It Will Work

    At 12:00AM Pacific Time (GMT -8) on Dean Gray Tuesday (Dec 13 2005), this page will be replaced by a list of sites that will be providing the American Edit album for download in protest to its banning, reportedly by Warner records. In order to prevent server overloads, this page will randomly display only a sub-set of the full list of sites participating in "Dean Gray Tuesday". Each visitor will be shown a different sub-set list of possible sources. By following the links, they will visit the participating site and be able to download American Edit. On 11:59PM that night, this page will cease to function as a "portal" to American Edit sources.

    Go show your support for the true spirit of artistry and creative expression, and show the record labels that loosening their death grip on their artists (and retirement accounts) means they get free promotion, a new and wider fanbase, and a whole hell of a lot else at absolutely no cost to them.

    Again, go read up on this amazing grassroots project at http://www.americanedit.org/home/ae/