Taking a Three Day Weekend

May 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm (Blog News)

As you may have noticed, I didn’t put up a post yesterday, and I won’t today or tomorrow, either. This is because I’m swamped by family and school commitments. The next post –the next four posts, actually–will be up on Monday. I promise.

P.S. This would be the time to make any requests.

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A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (and an Update on the Blog)

April 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm (1991, Blog News) ()

Since I don’t think this album really needs an introduction, I’m going to use this post to update you guys on the blog. I doubt anyone noticed, but I switched all the images from my old host, Hotlink Files, to my new host, Divshare. I did this mostly because Hotlink Files has probably the slowest website I’ve ever used, making uploading a giant pain in the ass. I like Divshare a lot more, especially since it has a lot more bandwidth available to me. I don’t know if I’m going to take advantage of that bandwidth yet, but I’ve been considering putting up a song or two from the album of the day from now on.

As for the posting schedule (yes, I plan this shit out), the next few days you’ll see me posting albums from years that haven’t been represented yet. I’m doing this to fill out the “Album Covers By Year” list on the sidebar. Once I feel I’ve filled out the sidebar to my satisfaction, I’ll open myself up to requests–if there are people out there who actually check this blog often enough to request anything, that is. If I don’t get any requests, you’re going to see a lot of Wild Pitch releases up in the near future, as it appears that Jcor/EMI (I’ll be honest and say I really don’t know who’s reissuing these albums) is reissuing a lot of Wild Pitch’s catalog, much of which I’ve already ordered from Dusty Groove.

Anyway, here’s the cover of the day:

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

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Welcome!

April 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm (Blog News)

This will be my first in what I hope to be a long number of posts. I’m not going to bore you with a life story or anything of the sort. All I’m going to say is that I love hip-hop and I love album art. As such, I have constantly been disappointed by the quality of album art on sites like Amazon or anywhere else your file tagger may be getting its data from. Because of this I decided to start scanning in my own collection. Since I feel I’m not alone in my sentiments, I’m going to try to post one cover a day. The intention of my scanning efforts were fairly specific, only meant to look good on my computer monitor and MP3 player’s screen, so if you’re looking for something super high-def, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. But if you’re like me, and just want to have a good copy of the front cover to look at while listening to music on your computer or MP3 player, this may be the place for you.

Quality will vary–usually depending on source material–but should be more than satisfactory for all but the pickiest of people. Images will be 500×500 pixels with a maximum file size of 100KB.

I’m hoping this will take off, but we’ll see as time goes on. If you happen to run across this blog and use one of the covers, leave a comment and let me know that someone other than me is actually visiting this site. If not, this venture may not last very long.

First post will be up in a second.

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