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July 2, 2003

Here are the top keywords that brought people to my site in the month of June:

  1. using a webcam
  2. karla knafel
  3. asia argento
  4. fences
  5. darren barefoot
  6. metrosexual
  7. phonebin
  8. every way that i can mp3
  9. hiroshi sugimoto
  10. hotness
  11. karru martinson
  12. waterproof mp3 player
  13. brothel menu
  14. camera-phone photos
  15. phonebin mobileasses
  16. will ludwigsen
  17. gatling gun history
  18. got2b styling glue
  19. metrosexual flaming
  20. metrosexual new york times

5:25:58 PM        Internet Mixed Bag

Most of the MP3s I've downloaded over the years are live, bootlegged or unreleased versions of songs by artists that I really like. So, I was intrigued to read that REM has given its blessing to a file trading network that distributes bootlegs, unreleased and other obscure versions of their songs.

There's a bit of faffing about you have to do to get started--download and configure the WinMX client--but it was pretty straight-forward. And it works as advertised. For example, as I type this, I'm downloading 'What's the Frequency, Kenneth?' from the 1995 concert that I attended. I love it when I find recordings of concerts I've actually been to. I went away disappointed with that show, so now I can see if my feelings were well-founded.

Apparently there are 15 volunteers who monitor the network to remove released, copyrighted material. I did a search for 'Find the River', turning up over a 100 live versions and maybe 10 copies of the album version. That's not bad, but they've got more work to do.

What they should do is implement a voting system, which enables users to vote 'against' copyrighted material. If enough votes were accrued, that file/user/IP would be removed from the network.

UPDATE: Apparently U2 has a similar database at http://www.u2bloodredsky.com/.


1:33:27 PM        Internet Music Technology