Free Lunch Entertainment

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gatorbreath
Cheeseburger
2006/03/15 12:12:04
For a long time now I have been condemning the music industry in general for putting out crap. I now realize the condemnation should be aimed at commercial radio or at least as it exists here in St. Louis. A few weeks ago I stumbled onto a site that offers free MP3's from artists looking for a means of exposure unfulfilled by comercial radio. I downloaded the list below in one session, one after another. I only deleted one song from the list due to explicit lyrics, Not a clunker in the bunch. Looks like I'll be buying some CDs.

Free MP3 downloads can be had at:

http://music.download.com/2001-1_32-0.html


Here is a list of artists - titles I downloaded. All come reccommended by me.

XTC - Spiral Beat new song I've heard in 5 years)
Drive-By Truckers - Feb. 14
Randy & The Bloody Lovelies - Blue Horizons
Jsan and the Analog Sons - The Light
John Hiatt - Master of Disaster
Keller Williams - Love Handles
Michael Penn - Walter Reed
Stephen Yerkey - Marysville
Stephen Yerkey - We Don't Get to Watch the Trains
Nathaniel Street West - American Way
Nathaniel Street West - Weighted Words
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion - Exploration
Better Than Ezra - A Lifetime
Devendra Banhart - The Body Breaks
Mushroom - Blues For Bobby Seale
Mushroom - You And I Have Memories, Longer Than The Road That Stretches Out Ahead
M. Ward - Big Boat
Rosetta West - Children
Jackpot - If We Could
Jackpot - Windshield Wipers
Drew Copeland - Right One For Me
Sister Hazel - World Inside My Head
Jennifer Gentle - Universal Daughter
Victory Gin - 1000 Mistakes
Nina Nastasia - Stormy Weather
Tom Freund - Mercury
Tom Freund - Copper Moon
Aimee Mann - Dear John
The High Dials - Desiderata
Denise James - Come Home To Me
Decibully - Penny, Look Down
Decibully - Tables Turn
Myracle Brah - When She Comes Around
Outrageous Cherry - What Makes a Pretty Girl Go Insane
Outrageous Cherry - Why Don't We Talk About Something
Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria - One, Two, Three
Jon Rauhouse - Powerhouse
Southern Culture on the Skids - Smiley Yeah Yeah Yeah
The Iguanas - Zacatecas
The Iguanas - Flame On
Webb Wilder And The Nashvegans - Down On The Farm
Geraint Watkins - Be My Love
Dexter Romweber - Blues That Defy My Soul
Claire Holley - Six Miles to McKenney
Tishamingo - Whiskey State Of Mind
American Music Club - Why Won't You Stay
Neko Case - If You Knew
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
stevencarry
Cheeseburger
RE: Free Lunch Entertainment 2006/03/15 12:37:19
Hold on GB, don't blame the music industry or radio as they produce and play what consumers want. Blame the consumers. Most of them are not music fans. Demand better damn it!
Actually I quickly changed my mind, you are right. When Columbia records signed Bob Dylan or Willie Nelson I am sure they were taking a chance and not even imagining selling a zillion records. So we're both right. They don't take chances and people buy crap.