I wanted to make a mixtape for a friend of mine of music I'd been listening to for the last six months. Then I realised I didn't have any of it. All music I'd been listening to recently I had on vinyl (like Neil Young or Barbara Streisand) or on Youtube. Or on MP3 blogs. I don't have music any more on my computer.
Some bigger hits were easy to find but how do you get hold of, I dunno, a background track to an indonesian semi-pornographic dance that you don't know the name of? Or an obscure piece of Electro Bubbling? (I had to give it up.)
Has anyone else stopped archiving like me? Is there a danger to this kind of over-reliance on web sources?
Oh, and in case anyone is remotely interested, here's a Youtube Playlist of as many of the tracks I could find. Crappily enough quite a few are not on there, either.
2017 with feeling
1 week ago