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THE MUELLER REPORT IS A LISTEN

I tried to read the Mueller Report several times after I downloaded it from PublicDomain4u.com. I tried and tried, but just like school, I had trouble keeping my eyes open.

I felt guilty for not being a good citizen.

So I listened instead! 

I could download an audio book or listen to a podcast. Although there was a free version of either, I chose podcast.

Timberlane Media, using crowdfunding at Indieagogo, has made an indexed version of this tedious report and made it understandable, even for me. I must admit the radio reenactment was an exciting listen, but it was too editorialized to add drama to a radio show. So I recommend you listen to the Mueller Report without political commentary, I’ll bet you won’t be bored. Please note the podcast is not affiliated with or connected to the Special Counsel or the investigation.

I found this podcast at Apple or Podbean

ERIC DIN FOUND BRATMOBILE WHILE THEY STILL PERFORMED!!

Eric Din is this site’s webmaster. Eric has been with all these discovery sites since they started. He’s one of the music lovers who has been posting music since before 2003 and he found this Bratmobile song for MP34U in October of 2003. It was shortly after the band had their “post breakup heyday” but I’m glad he turned the world on to this song.

Here’s what he wrote in 2003, with a link to the now defunct Epitonic site. I rediscovered the song on YouTube.com.

“Bratmobile have been bending the ears of American youth since the early 90’s, and now they’ll bend yours. This tune is in vintage new-wave style and it’ll rock your sox.”

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AISA BLUE POSTED THE FAINT’S “WORKED UP SO SEXUAL” IN 2003

The Faint originally hosted this song on their website for free. They did this for exposure in 2003. I just re-found this song on YouTube. It seems the band didn’t appear in this video, but allowed fans to perform a video using this song.

Here’s what Aisa said back then:

“The Faint is a sexually energized synth pop band that has the unabashed panache of the early eighties while retaining a dark, modern edge. This is a great song.”

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I POSTED “LESS THAN JAKE” IN 2003

 

I was one of the early music lovers who posted music @MP34U. I saw a young punky Ska band from Gainesville Fla. at the Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco and wanted to share what I saw with the world.

Less Than Jake, a full fledged  Punk Ska band, put on a high energy show that night. I waited till i found the track “Look What Happened.” I originally found the track at Fat Wreck Records. Currently, I found this track at Youtube.com

Here’s what I posted:

Pop ska from a rocking band. This song is fun.”

 

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BAND GEEK TURNED US ON TO HORACE ANDY

Band Geek is one of the early music lovers to post music @ MP34U.com. I was lucky to recruit this Uptones sax phenom to discover music. He posted this song in August of 2003: “Mr. Bassie.”

Horace Andy is a Rastafarian.  Horace gained worldwide recognition with his work on all Massive Attack”s recordings.

In 2003 Bank Geek turned the world on to this unique vocalist, and his song “Mr. Bassie.”  Originally posted @ Amazon music, I just rediscovered this track at YouTube.

Here’s what Band Geek said back then:

“Classic roots track!”

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LINK TO FREE MUSIC FROM YOUR INBOX

Don’t miss out! Now that you’ve found me, I’ll email you a link (please note – not a large file) to music that music-lovers have found, for free. Since I realized the music biz was headed in such a strange direction, I have amassed a treasure trove of free worthy music that has been discovered by music-lovers or musicians. I’m posting links to the music everyone found here, @ OpenSourceMusic.com.

Sign up and I’ll sent you a link to a free song every time I post one.

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Here’s an example:

https://opensourcemusic.com/this-woman-is-the-best/

 

THIS WOMAN IS THE BEST!!

WHY SOUNDCLOUD4U? YOUTUBEMUSIC4U?

 

When the era of “artist-direct” ended in a bad dream, the tech giants dealt with the music giants and made it so difficult for any music outside their influence to surface. SoundCloud.com and YouTube.com became two of the surviving venues as repositories for undiscovered music. So I thought my music sherpa ideas would be needed for these sites. I asked the musicians I knew to help me find music that they thought worthy for a listen. Here’s some music I found at SoundCloud and YouTube.

 

 

WHY MP34U.com?


Thank you for loving music as much as I do. It’s always been my goal to help the art of music and spread the word.  I got to do that with the help of some gr8 musicians when I entered the music business as Beserkley Records. I got re-encouraged by the digitizing of music and the WWW and the concept of direct-to-fan. It would eliminate the creativity-stifling huge executive salaries that came with the corporate takeover of the mom and pop world, including the music business. I was wrong, “the new bosses” were worse than “the old bosses.” Finding music to listen to has become easier, while it has become harder for musicians to support themselves. Realizing we were headed towards the “Dark Ages” of music. Instead of crooked radio, the current situation has been replaced by crooked WWW corporate social media. I have always believed in the social sherpa concept. So in 2003, with a bunch of music lovers, MP34U searched music posted for free by artists needing exposure, and published a list. We were way too early!! I stumbled upon several of these posts and think they should be reposted. It was easy back then to link to sites that offered hosting to musicians, so they could communicate with fans directly (the “Music Community” dream.) It seems the corporate YouTube.com has out lasted Epitonic.com, so I’ve found most of the music for reposting there. Sorry for the commercials, but the information is worth it. Here’s a song that Band Geek found in 2003.

 

Indie-pop post-punk song about the media from Gang of Four’s Dave Allen.
Dave Allen & The Elastic PureJoy
Talk Radio

 

 

 

LILY OF THE WEST by DEAD HORSES

First time in 20 years copyrights in the United States will enter the Public Domain.  

Bravo! The Milwaukee Record has already gotten a head start on 2019 with their monthly “Public Domain” section.

I’ve looked but I couldn’t find if the artists have granted public ownership in these “Public Domain” performances, but this music contribution by the “Milwaukee Record” is a step in the right direction!

I first heard “Lily Of The West” during the folk era. All these years later, I remember the song not the performer. This song is over a 100 years old, and it has been recorded by many artists: “Lily Of The West” has been covered or adapted by the likes of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, The Chieftains, Mark Knopfler, and  Peter, Paul, And Mary. This version, recorded at the Collectivo Cafe “The Backroom” by Dead Horses, is one of the best versions and worth a listen.

The video was shot, recorded, and edited by Cheston Van Huss of Effigy Media.

The “Public Domain” is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee RoastersWilson Center Guitar Festival,and Transfer Pizzeria Café

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