Looks like mediafire suspended my account thanks to a few flagged files.  Awesome!

While it’s possible that my account will be unfrozen in due time, it looks like we’ll be winding down here very soon. I’m aware that there are plenty of other options out there and that file sharing will never truly die, however after nearly five years and roughly 500 posts, I’m afraid I just don’t have the time or energy to reupload everything for the third time during this blog’s tenure. Some things must come to an end I’m afraid, and unless the account bounces back, I’ll try and get the last things I had queued up out there to you all before closing the doors here.

26 Responses to “Denouement”

  1. Not a regular commentor, but I just want to say if this is the end, then THANK YOU! You have introduced me to many different acts I was never aware of and it's been fantastic reading the posts and then taking a plunge from time to time.

    Many thanks again for being one of the true survivors in the blogosphere!

  2. noooo!

    your blog is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing with us so many unknown treasures

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for the trip : I discovered many great things in your blog.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Sorry to hear that and many thanks for your hard work so far. It's been a pleasure for me to hear again all these beautiful songs from the past.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    oooooh noooooooo !!!!
    closing this wonderful blog would be really, really sad. :…(

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Systems of Romance don't put your good work down… I'm not a regular commentor 2, but U do an EXCELLENT work in here. Seems that the guys that complaint about the unreleased compilations have a VERY VERY short mind. They could complaint to U and U would have taken off the files. BUT as i said some people R 2 mean nowadays. they don't wamt the good work to keep on and on and on… knowledge and information is 4 everyone and it is and will B FREE 4 ever!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    what a pity. you do such good work. know that you were appreciated.

  8. frankie teardrop Says:

    there's a possibility that it had nothing to do with those two files and might have been the high volume of traffic on several files, which might have raised a red flag to mediafire.

    i *do* have a few things left up my sleeve and will be posting them over the next few days. it's likely i won't have the time or effort to reupload everything again, especially since this could all repeat again in six months time, but anything's possible. still licking wounds and going to weigh my options for a bit longer.

  9. frankie teardrop Says:

    thank you, everyone, for your kind words though, today and always.

  10. MIke Brandon Says:

    man..I hope and pray you stick around.

    but if not… you've introduced us to too many great, otherwise-forgotten acts.

    easily my have blog (and I hit hundreds, weekly)

  11. MIke Brandon Says:

    P.S. I have noticed that ex-lion tamer has resurfaced with 2 ace, new blogs.

    I need to just remember their names!

  12. MIke Brandon Says:

    "fave". not "have" (2 posts up)

  13. TymexPyres Says:

    You've done a good run of digging up bones.Thank you so much for your efforts of luck in life..

  14. sad to hear that it might be over, but thank you!!!

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for being a constant source of new (to me) music that simply cannot be found where I live. You opened up a whole new world of interesting and moving music to me. many thanks my friend.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Thank u so much for all that you've done so far. I really hope you'll find the strength to share more treasures with us ! JC

  17. clayton w s ii Says:

    Endless thanks…

  18. Synthacon2600 Says:

    it seams that all good Blogs are dying in the moment!
    A dark Future for the Blogscene!

  19. D'J Wildblood Says:

    I thank you very much. I've gotten to hear some music that i'd never have had the opportunity to listen to. And to guide me in finding copies of some favorite gems. Good job S.o.R.

  20. Hingehead Says:

    Many thanks for your efforts over the years if this is really it.

  21. This bums me out.

  22. Richard Canham Says:

    Sorry to see this go. Great music. Thanks for the memories

  23. Anonymous Says:

    My friends were always like, "why are you so obsessive about getting all of that music, spending so much time on these blogs?"…..I always responded with a "one day it will all be gone." I try to keep up with vinyl, but the price of this music on 12" has gone through the roof in the last few years, and I seriously just can;t afford to keep up. The funny thing is, when some label or artist complains and flags a file, they are doing more than just getting that file off the web, they are removing access to everything else. There is a reason you include an option to remove the file by request. I'm sure these artists and labels aren't complaining about the music starting to sell again on iTunes and reissues after collecting monetary dust for so many years, and that is largely due to this blog and a few others. Unfortunately, Mediafire has to capitulate to the pressure of the labels and show that they are taking some action to thwart "piracy," or else they will be gone, too. I can't ever get upset with MF, because they are the the most legit of the whole group of filehosts. No waiting, multiple files, fast DL speeds, no "rewards" programs for paying to use the service and distributing content en masse all over the internet. I truly hope they don't get shut down, I upload a ton of my own music to send to people I am working on projects with and i see no other service that offers anything close to what they have. I will say this much, if they do get shut down, I will boycott purchasing anything even remotely connected to any major label for a long, long time. This is total bullshit.

  24. frankie teardrop Says:

    ^Pretty much hit the nail on the head!

  25. Anonymous Says:

    ye, that sucks. these old 7" are bound to make tons of money and fans for the artists, once sites like this are killed by brainiac governments. or not. truely, thank you for an amazing job with this site – in my opinion one of the most valuably contributions to modern international culture exchange – education, inspiration and pure awe! awesome! great job! thanks!

  26. Anonymous Says:

    I also wanted to say thank you, your blog has been my favorite for a while now and I truly appreciate your efforts. I’m so happy to have been introduced to tons of great music thanks to you!

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