GET ME SOME COFFEE
GET ME SOME COFFEE
Hey, it’s Metal Monday! And we’re not on hiatus! In celebration, we’re bringing you the FULL Access Denied album from Russia’s Hammerforce. You may recall a couple of weeks ago we reviewed the album – listen to the album in full here, and click through to the band’s Bandcamp page for more info and more music.
Back in late 1999 when my family purchased our first computer, one of the first things I did on the internet was to download Winamp and rip some CDs to my 4 GB hard drive with CDEx. It was a much more laborious task than today’s world of “Insert CD, automatically import to iTunes” or even “Click here to download this album for $9.99″ but it was the late 90s all the same.
Around that time, The Cure were also preparing for the upcoming release of their album Bloodflowers. As bundleware was already a thing in 1999, the download of Winamp included an mp3 of The Cure’s “Last Day of Summer” from the Bloodflowers album – but it was only usable for 30 days. I can’t say exactly how many times I played the track in those 30 days, but it was enough to make me go way off the deep end for The Cure. I proceeded to buy Bloodflowers on the day it was released, made Wild Mood Swings my first-ever purchase on eBay (you may have heard of it), and drove me to all-around ultimate Cure fandom. It drove my girlfriend batty and certainly contributed to the eventual demise of the relationship (at the time it was terrible, but now I’m definitely glad that chapter ended – that’s another story, though). Winamp’s bundling of that mp3 also led to me almost meeting my then-future-wife-to-be in person at the Curiosa festival three years earlier than I actually met her online.
Aside from launching my Cure fandom into hardcore mode, Winamp also provided years worth of listening enjoyment. Even just a few weeks ago, I used Winamp during the Unappreciated Scholars Podcast. Sadly, AOL is killing off our beloved Winamp (much to the delight of llamas everywhere) on December 20, 2013. If you want to archive the software, head on over to Winamp.com ahead of the cutoff date to secure your free download. Maybe if AOL grows a heart, they’ll let us have the Pro version for free since it will no longer be supported… That’s probably a pipe dream, though.
Thankfully, Winamp can continue to live on through our continued use, so go download it today.
CNN Money: AOL to shut down Winamp – Nov. 20, 2013.
We didn’t forget about you guys! Episode 4 is here, and herewithin Steven and Andy discuss the drought we’ve been facing in the new releases department. Andy let us know about M.I.A.’s new record, and Steven managed to say something nice about it, even if it was underhandedly so.
We give some shoutouts to the Russian power metal band Hammerforce and the English electronic/industrial Calling All Astronauts, who have just released their new single “Red Flag” (see www.callingallastronauts.com for purchasing details).
For the Main Event, Steven and Andy traded off on our Top 10 Remixes of ALL the times! Listen as we discuss what makes a good remix and why we chose our particular selections.
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The guys over at Metal or GTFO reviewed the latest release from Motörhead on last week’s show. In case you haven’t heard anything from it yet, here’s “Silence When You Speak to Me”.