Friday, January 27, 2006

Free Gratis ("That Would Be Redundant")

Three weeks ago I eagerly played the role of town crier*, alerting the blog-world of the much-anticipated return of the iD1G1T music site. A day or two later, the streaming hub collapsed once again. Alas, 'twas not to be for we mighty freeloaders.

But Slack still shows up prominently on Google when people search for iD1G1T, and disappointed music fans have been kind enough to offer up some new suggestions for sites featuring free streaming music. So now I'll eagerly play the role of middleman and list them here...

One anonymous commenter offered this: "There are two different websites that I go to when iD1G1T isn't working, and to be honest they are equally as good as iD1G1T if you ask me! Though, be aware that they don't have near the varied selection or even close to the same amount of albums, but just about every song works and is accompanied by pretty decent sound. So go ahead and check 'em out are the addresses:

Oh, and if you've never been to either one before it should also be noted that they each require the latest version (or if not that any one from at least year 2002 and up should work) of Real Audio, or rather Real One, to work anymore as they're all in that format."

Another anonymous commenter (or perhaps the same one) suggested the following sitte:

"Lots of albums and the quality of the streaming is much better that ID1G1T and CDZinc. Not as many albums, but try the request feature. In a few days, the album you requested will be streamable."

And as a commenter reminded me, there's always the amazing technology that is Pandora, which I first posted back in mid-December. That's a cool effin' site.

None of 'em feature the California Dreams theme song -- Don't wake me up 'cuz I'm dreaminnn' -- but they'll do the trick for streaming copyrighted music. And like any items or food you bought in Canada before the American dollar went to shit, these sites are free. Enjoy.

Slack Link of the Day: Hey, listen, I was as big a professional wrestling fan as anyone out there, but this guy needs a serious, serious kick in the junk. I'm not sure of the situation or where this takes place, but this is classic stuff.

Slack Video of the Day: This is one of the best clips I've ever posted, but it comes with a word of caution. I'm pretty sure the cameraman died from the blast at the very end (though you don't see him get hurt, this isn't Faces of Death). Despite the utter sadness of that fact, check out this sick video of a Fireworks Factory Explosion.

Slack Song of the Day: It's time to get the Led out, folks. From September 6, 1970 (my father's 24th birthday) here's a decent but not great recording of Led Zeppelin in Honolulu, Hawaii. It's got all your favorites -- Immigrant Song, Dazed and Confused, Moby Dick and a Whole Lotta Love medley -- so get right on top of that this morning. I'm right on top of that, Rose.

*Any time the phrase "town crier" comes up, I can't help but think of the Simpsons episode when Homer plays that part when the town celebrates its founding. He marches right up to the town historian (Donnie Sutherland) who is covering up a scandal and says, "Homer Simpson, town crier. I have two questions: One, where's the fife? Two, gimme the fife." Classic.


At 10:02 AM, Blogger hoobs said...

that guy wants to thank wrestlers for all they've done to their bodies? huh? you mean take steroids and bash steel chairs into other people's faces? it gets me choked up too.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Interestingly enough, that's my dad.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

"Yes, he's embiggened that role with his cromulent performance."

At 11:37 AM, Blogger MDS said...

It reminds me of that Beavis and Butt-Head when they're watching a Hulk Hogan video:

Butt-Head: "He's, like, a good role model because he just did whatever it took to get big, like he took those steroid pills."

Beavis: "Oh, yeah, those are those things you stick up your butt to make you poop."

Butt-Head: "No, dumbass, those are depositories. These are these things that make you really huge, but they make your nads shrink."

Beavis: "Whoa! What's the point?"

Butt-Head: "Really. I mean, I might only be, like, above-average strength, but at least I have my nads."

At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ace...another good site for checking out tunes is This site is a bit different, you enter one of your favorite artists, and it will actually map the sound and recommend and play other artists for you based on that sound. Good way to find new music, enjoy if it's new to you.


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Thanks for the suggestion, McGrupp -- I should have reminded everyone on the above post that they can go there for some cool tricks.

I actually put Pandora up on Slack about six weeks ago, and I even recommended to to friends at a bar last night. Amazing piece of technology!

And watch those Hosemasters.

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

if that guy wants to cry about something, he should cry about the fact that he's obviously never been laid.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger ethan said...

gatorade's better than water.

At 7:40 PM, Blogger MDS said...

I did a little searching and found this:

The Enschede fireworks disaster, called Vuurwerkramp (Literally, “fireworks disaster”) in Dutch, was caused by a fire which broke out in the S.E Fireworks depot on May 13, 2000 in the eastern Dutch town of Enschede. The fire led to an enormous explosion that left 22 people dead and thousands of families homeless. The extent of the damage was estimated at half a billion euros.

The cause of the fire could not be determined. One possibility was arson, but an electrical short circuit could not be ruled out.

The fire started in the work area of the central warehouse where some 900 kg of fireworks were stored. The fire extended to two full containers that had been placed illegally outside of the building. Since the fire department could not contain the fire initially, it was able to spread to a third container, which exploded shortly afterwards. A chain reaction of explosions led eventually to the destruction of the firework bunker. As a result the surrounding residential area was virtually destroyed.

The man filming was in fact killed by the final blast, most experts agree that it was from the concussionary force from the explosion, not the fire, due to not being in any form of cover. His house as well as many of the homes around the storage facility we’re completely destroyed

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the bus was missed when id1g1t changed urls.

They are back to their full strength as in the id1g1t days.

Cheers !!


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