Music to my ears – for free.
Old Top Banana shared a gem with bloggers demonstrating how to “lift” mp3 music tracks from computers around the world for free. This youtube video takes the viewer through the various stages of entering appropriate seach strings to eliminate irrelevant results like mobile ringtones and static pages and improve the chances of striking gold when you look for a song title.
Use the following search string intitle:”index.of” (mp3|mp4|avi) enter.song.title.here -html -php -asp -jsp -cf -tones -mobile
Some sites have got wise to this method and appear in the results but when the track link is clicked it turns out to lead to a mp3 download site that requires payment – damn cheek!
What I really appreciated was not only finding a specific track but by working your way up the parent directory a whole cornucopia of music was made available – stirring memories and bringing on back the good times. An example is http://thissideup.us/Downloads/ which has B52s Love Shack, A Grease Megamix, EMF Unbelievable along with the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and The Locomation – its just like finding someones party tape.
A drawback is that you have to select individual tracks to download seperately – although I was delighted when this site had the entire Nightfly Album at http://www.bs3.org/the_dane/123/club/vinyl/Donald%20Fagen/The%20Nightfly/ by Donald Fagan for just the one click – wander off for a coffee then back to “walk between the raindrops
Of course faster download speeds mean more freebies per hour. My own broadband connection is with BT who offer a broadband speed test tool to see how fast (or slow) you could be running at.
Search and ye shall find.
What did I find? I popped in a search for pasties but sadly this returned few results. i was surprised by the absence of any reference to the Worzels “Don’t get nasty – share a pasty” from the early eighties.
Several renditions of the mildly entertaining Pasties and A G String by Tom Waits.
More rewarding was to see the duets of Jim Reeves and Pasty Cline as listed here http://www.indexofmp3.net/country_g23167/jim-reeves-and-pasty-cline_ar434001/
I leave you all with this track Muncher which I suspect has a froggy influence but rather jolly techno.
MUNCH to the BEAT BEEP