Drag City on Spotify?!?


#81

Ah man, that sucks! I’d only listened to Snares once or two but picked a ticket regardless due to their reputation as being an impressive live act. Did you manage to get out of work and blag a ticket in the end?


#82

Heh I wish! Last two joanna newsome albums on vinyl don’t come with a download code. She seems to really hate any kind of electronic music transmission! You’re either spinning the black circle or you’re not listening.

And yes I know I COULD buy the cds instead and this is a problem of my own creation to an extent but no thanks


#83

Ha in that case I’d probably just err pirate the mp3s


#84

Meh not making a judgement if that’s your thing but not for me. I’d rather just whinge about my first world problems on here!


#85

Fair enough. When I was a teenager / student I didn’t have Spotify and I’d spent a lot of money on cds but to hear all the stuff I wanted meant getting desensitised to piracy was almost inevitable


#86

My nieces, when younger, were scared of Joanna Newsom. They called her the singing witch.


#87

I wish I had but I couldn’t get anyone to cover my shift. Hopefully I’ll catch them another time


#88

Surely if you already own the vinyl though then you’re not doing any harm? I’ve not pirated anything since streaming came into existence but I used to be pretty bad for it when I was a teenager. Made up for it a bit by spending like £100 a month on records when I was working full time but staying at my parents. Now I have rent and bills and my record player is fucked I just try and support artists by going to their shows (sorry this ramble went on a lot longer than I’d intended it to)


#89

I don’t think it’s about doing harm really; I just think that once I started it I would pirate everything. I find it very hard to moderate things, it’s how I am.

(I found straight-up vegetarianism easy to follow but my preceding months of ‘I’ll just cut down on meat’ impossible: I tend to be a bit ‘all or nothing’).


#90

Fair enough, I did the exact same thing when I went vegetarian!


#91

So when I search for Smog, Bill Callahan or Silver Jews nothing comes up but if I search for individual albums they appear. Is this what’s happening for everyone else?


#92

Yeah basically - think it’ll take a few days to fully click.


#93

I’ve listened to American Water three times in a row this morning, I forgot how much I loved it


#94

Just heard it for the first time … really is great.


#95

More Smog stuff on Google Play… I heard this version of I Was A Stranger years ago not knowing where it was from, even better than the version on Red Apple Falls.


#96

More Smog has appeared today (including Dongs of Sevotion yessss)


#97

really? that’s a bit much.


#98

Ol Newsom’s on Spotify now!


#99

Trololololol


#100