MP3 sites to check out
So Scott's been bugging me about writing up some more cool websites that the kids will like. "How about MP3's?" he offers. "Lollipop IS a music magazine." MP3's? Well, for one thing MP3's are to the record labels what a meteor the size of Henry Rollins' larynx slamming into planet Earth was to the dinosaurs, a one way ticket to extinction. And if it weren't for record labels, would those of us who toil in the vineyards of Lollipop-Land be enjoying such an exorbitant, extravagant, and exhilarating lifestyle?
Let's do MP3's.
MP3's are important. They're damned important. How damned important are they? Well, a site called eboz - - http://www.eboz.com/directory/top_keywords/ - regularly does something called a "Top Keyword/phrase Report." Entered keywords are counted from a database of approximately 50 zillion queries that have been entered at top search engines. And come to find out, not counting keywords/phrases related to adult content, illegal activities, and specific brand names, "MP3" is THE MOST FREQUENTLY EMPLOYED KEYWORD.
Of course, not counting keywords/phrases related to adult content, illegal activities, and specific brand names, "frogs" (YES, f-r-o-g-s) weighs in at number 2. And if you only count the people who go to MP3 fully committed to obeying existing copyright laws, and not engaging in any illegal activity, then "frogs" leaps to number one. Which just goes to show you that there are a lot of sick, disgusting duck fuckers, and God knows what else, paddling around on the old cyber-pond. It sure will be nice when the good people finally get online.
But we were talking about MP3's and what cool sites there are. And how lame it is to be seen with a Tower Records bag these days because it's like a walking advertisement that your parents won't spring for a CD burner until you do more than just promise to quit smoking or something. And let's face it, the colors yellow and red, even on a shopping bag, make you look fat.
Here are the two best sites I know. The first one - http://mpeg3.files.org - is annoying in that it screams the name of a well-known music television station at you. The other - http://www.puremp3.org/ - starts off with this anti-porn rant that might be all well and good, but needs to be somewhere on the bottom of the page or something. But there they are. (Sorry Jewel.) Enjoy: Just remember, if you bootleg all of your music, all the really cute musicians are going to have to make a living doing soap operas.