Sunday, January 22, 2012

Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel- "Love's a Prima Donna" (1976) "Live" on Top of the Pops

A Question for the Readers

If you haven't heard, today Filesonic reacted to the Megaupload travesty in a very predictable way: files uploaded to their file-hosting service are now only accessible to the original uploader. This renders file-sharing impossible, and it is highly likely the other file-hosts will soon follow suit out of fear of prosecution. What this means is that file-sharing as we have known it in the blog world looks to be a thing of the past. There are still torrents, but the blog-end has been dealt a crippling blow (at least for now). My question for you is if there would be any interest in a review website with links to purchase from independent sellers and perhaps sound-clips but no free downloads? I await your input, as it will largely determine whether I return with a new blog in a month or so or if I instead focus all my efforts and energy on exploring my new status as an eligible bachelor....

Friday, January 20, 2012

(La) luna Update

Hello everyone,

For the next week or so, I'll be in the process of moving due to my impending divorce (God I hate writing that!), but after the move, I'm contemplating either starting a private blog or a new public blog with another file host such as Mediafire, Fileserve or Rapidshare. I will keep you posted about this new blog as I figure things out, and yes, if/when the new blog happens, I will post Heyday!  ;)  ~ Voix

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Megaupload Siezed by the FBI

If you are trying to download and are finding it impossible, it is because today, the F.B.I. (Fascist Bureau of Intervention) seized the various domains of Megaupload.

Here is more info

As to what this means for the future of Plastic Palace People and (La) luna, I don't know, but I can tell you that I won't be posting anything for the foreseeable future. The music sharing landscape is changing quickly and it might be a good time sit back for a while and watch the fall out of this aggressive seizure. The writing on the wall doesn't look good.  ~ V

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love and Rockets- "No New Tale to Tell" Video (1987)

"When you're down, it's a long way up.
When you're up, it's a long way down.
It's all the same thing.
No new tale to tell."

The Psychedelic Furs- Forever Now (1982) MP3 & FLAC

Columbia ~ 2002/1982

Forever Now (Remastered & Expanded Edition)

Wall of Voodoo- Happy Planet (1987) MP3 & FLAC

I.R.S. ~ 1987

We are not Devo; we are Wall of Voodoo! This is the second of three albums Wall of Voodoo issued after Stan Ridgway went solo in 1984. While there is no denying that Ridgway's unique vocals and quirky songwriting are missed, his replacement, Andy Prieboy and the rest of the reformed band are not half bad, though the production is a bit too glossy. Nevertheless, if you are a Wall of Voodoo fan, you may want to take this for a spin.

Happy Planet

Monday, January 9, 2012

Simon Bonney- Forever (1992) MP3 & FLAC

Mute ~ 1992

Forever  in FLAC:  Grab, Try, Then Buy!

Townes Van Zandt- Flyin' Shoes (1978) MP3 & FLAC

Fat Possum ~ 2007/1978

One of the great American singer-songwriters, a man who spent much of his life wrestling with his considerable demons,  a man and musician I have endless admiration for. If you haven't explored his work previously, then now is the time ~ R.I.P. TVZ

Flyin' Shoes  in FLAC:  Grab, Try, Then Buy!