The Man Who Slowed The World

September 30, 2010 3:07 PM

I've been slowing things down again.


David Slowie: Blixa Warhol, The Man Who Slowed The World, Stoneage Maydream
posted by jtron (6 comments total)

jtron, just wanted to say, posting your music directly to Metafilter Music, as an audio file, is probably the way to go here, as opposed to using Music Talk as a way to link to a download of your music. I mean, that's what everyone else does.Music Talk is for music related discussions, not for showcasing individual pieces of your music. How 'bout just posting your piece directly to MeFiMu instead, in the future?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:24 AM on October 1, 2010

Ah, may as well delete it then - I figured something that was so much of a direct remix of someone else's stuff wouldn't fit as a MFM upload, but given the recent discussion on slowing things down, people might be interested.
posted by jtron at 7:23 AM on October 1, 2010

Well, it's tricky; I agree with the sentiment that music file -> Post Song is the smart default route, but if it's something that's not so much "Here is my recording/composition" as it is "here is some fiddling I did with someone else's copyrighted work", that's not necessarily so true.

So I'm going to gently disagree that this is necessarily a great idea for an actual song post; I think jtron posted one before that way when Bieber Fever was going around, and as a one-off that was okay but for further sharing of "check out this slowdown stuff" probably better to do it like this (or a post on your blog to link to, or etc.) since it's off-mission a ways from what Music's song posts are ostensibly for.

Anyway, it's a muddy territory that I'm sort of constantly struggling with the boundaries of, so I see both reads of it as having merit. But this is how I'd call it in this case: I think this is fine and probably the preferred way to go.

My only caveat is that I don't know if mediafire is one of those file-in-perpetuity things or not; if the link decays automatically over time, that's a future broken link going into the archives. Free online hosting is a bitch so there may not be a superb solution available on that front but it does make for some potentially bummed out archives divers.
posted by cortex at 7:28 AM on October 1, 2010

Well, I am hoping that Mediafire stays around (although honestly I can't fathom how they haven't been shut down yet) - but this file in particular is hosted in my folder there, which I also use a lot for work stuff, so I should notice pretty quickly if it gets disappeared.
posted by jtron at 7:39 AM on October 1, 2010

Also, the song I posted during BIEBER FEVER 2010 was originally by a band I'm very close to, and I have pretty much carte blanche to mess with their shit :)
posted by jtron at 7:41 AM on October 1, 2010

Thanks for the mod-ular clarification, cortex.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:24 PM on October 1, 2010

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