Well, the Bank Holiday is behind us, and what a shitey one I had. Dragged round a Car Boot Sale @ the crack of dawn, followed by a day of dropping and picking up my boisterous offspring, interspersed by several hours spent underneath a Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Scorpio.
Shredded nerves and knuckles (aux / drive belt replacement on a big Ford - DON'T try this @ home !!) is only half the story. Spent the evening trying to get pleasantly pissed and updating some blog stuff rready to be posted....
Via Rapidshare it came to my attention that certain posts I have blogged have attracted numerous visitors and several hundred downloads, wiothout a single comment on the post or message in the C-Box. I don't wish to harp on, but how long does it take to submit a quick comment or message ?
This, in the bloggers' fraternity, is termed leeching - ie copping a great music file without leaving any thanks for the blogger & / or original bootlegger or source. Personally, I always leave a comment & / or thanks when downloading - common courtesy really.
Here, I'd like to make it clear that many visitors to the blog regularly leave feedback etc, so please don't take offence.
It's not only me - Sonchey (Life In Monochrome), Gobshyte (Mondo de Meubles), Bud (Staring At The Rude Boys), plus Stav & many more serial bloggers are victims of such leeching.
I enjoy blogging greatly, though @ the end of the day its really only a hobby - I have other sidelines, including sorting out motors, football, seeing my mates and even the wife & kids (sometimes), plus I'm about to start a college course, as I've mentioned a few days ago.
Basically, I can easily jack this in & not miss a single minute in a hectic schedule...
Also, to the fucker who keeps e-mailing me to deride my choice of sounds - fuck off & do your own blog dickhead !! Why keep logging on to a blog you dislike & then moan ?? If there's stuff you'd rather see posted then send me a sharecode / cd/ tape...
Basically, I want to see a comment on every post else I reckon I'm wasting my time.
Welcome To My Blog
Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.
Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !
Feel free to give me a shout : firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester M22, September 2016
For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!
Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).
"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).