Monday, February 27, 2012

New Posts or Reposts?

OK friends, please pardon the epic sabbatical. My high hopes of returning full force this January were wounded by Google's sudden deletion of Holywarbles (RIP), not to mention the fullforce federal takedown of Megaupload. For me, these things amounted, respectively, to a mournful tragedy and one major inconvenience. It's been hard to summon inspiration since then, but here I am missing that thing that I do, ready to exert the overpowering musical wanderlust that seems to persist somewhere in the mix between my head, heart & gut.

Here's my first question for you folks: Should I focus more right now on fresh rips (See the photo above: Ghostcapital's partial vinyl backlog currently in queue) or mediafire re-ups?

See now, my time for gratis vinyl ripping is limited. Now, more than ever. And likewise, the time has come when I need a new computer, a new turntable, needles, and a scanner. I've been posting from much of the same equipment since the get-go, and things are getting laborious and slow. I profit not from this endeavor and I'd like to ask for just a little help, because I can't afford to fund this much needed overhaul alone. I don't want adds here, do you?

So, If you like what I do, and want me to keep it fresh, please do consider a humble donation to keep this ship afloat. FYI, Re-up requests will be more promptly addressed via PayPal message. I mean that with love.







Paz.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

ONWARD

Holly said...

I'm so glad to see you back, Nick.

If I wasn't woefully, horribly, terrifyingly under-employed I'd throw tons of $ at you!

Hopefully folks who can donate, will.

For whatever it's worth I vote for new lps. And I can maybe help with some re-ups ;-)

Emma Cleveland said...

Nick! I played a mix of yours on the way home from caving in West Virginny and my friends were wooed. All that to say, I was totally trying to send you some dosh, but the link to your paypal account didn't work.

Sophie said...

onward, seconded.

also would LOVE to donate but the PayPal link isn't working for me.

happy with re-ups for now until your gear is sorted! you had such a wonderful library going on :)

nicholab said...

Enormous thanks friends. And that paypal problem should now be fixed. Check the button up above, if you're so inclined. Much love, Nick

Hammer said...

Fer loave or mawney it is.
Will donate soon: it's sharity paying itself back.

Welcome back, A-Funk Boss!

H.H.

dS said...

glad you're still around.
move forward and keep moving. thanks for all of the great musics you've put up on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Donated. Go do what you do brother.
E. Matteo

Anonymous said...

please reup holy ghost power!

Anders, Sweden said...

Donated. I really appreciate your work here!

Anonymous said...

it might be dutch to suggest to do a series of old-new-old-new-old-new till you're done, a bit like what Moos is doing...

love your blog

how is your friend, the mighty Owl?

Thank You, Richard

musique said...

Great to see you're still active! :)

About your question: New posts, if someone asks for a particular repost you can still think about that one.

Korla said...

It's a hard decision, but i'd go for the re-ups. There is so much great music on your blog, it would be a shame to loose what you've created so far. Thanks. And btw the paypal account DOES work!

Anonymous said...

I think re-uploads should be done by regular users who downloaded here, so you have time to concentrate on the new stuff :)
And make regular backups from your blogger - so in case of getting deleted you can import it into wordpress or blogger again. (see export function of blogger) cheeers!

Flash Strap said...

Do what you can, when you can, my friend. Donation to come. Be brave, sir knight!

LolaRadio said...

I suggest system Moos (Global Groove) - new posts and (maybe on request) re-up some older ones.
Furthermore (third and last offer) i have some Balabil music, Musique et traditions du monde: Pygnees & Bochimans (CBS80212-1976) and the weeping Papua's (Barenreiter)

i'm happy you're back

Gerrit

nicholab said...

yeah, the moos system sounds solid. muchas gracias
@lolaradio - wow, killler! donated rips gladly accepted at nicholab503@gmail.com. do let me know if there's any way i might return the favor. yes, indeed.

Anonymous said...

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http://bolingo69.blogspot.com/2011/01/music-of-oceania-kaluli-of-papua.html

verge said...

new posts! Thanks for coming back.
I want to say peace to OwlQaeda, I didn't realize they took his blog down as I follow on googlereader and only oticed the lack of posts since they the megaup thing. I thought he was just waiting for the smoke to clear before making new posts.
Peace OwlQaeda, we miss ya.

buruno said...

I guess everybody made a good point. The re-ups would work better with requests, more rapidly attended upon donation, which I intend to do soon. Needless to say, I'm very pleased to see GC and GG getting back on tracks, I wish the best for both of you, and all the good folks who support and make this possible.

nicholab said...

So grateful for the kindly support being offered here. After I get a couple more rips up, I'm planning to get started on a way to thank all who've donated with some thing proper. Something tangible, with postage paid perhaps?

Anonymous said...

donated.

I would probably be willing to pay a small monthly subscription.

Anonymous said...

Like often in life, there are more then two alternatives: For me, the best thing really were/are your mixes. Because that's where all your originality / genius / creativity shines most ....

Stinky Jim said...

great to have you back. have donated all i can afford right now, and would love to see more newness and freshness over re-posts personally but mainly just happy to have you back on the digital block. Hope the Owl will hoot again sometime too.
Love & respect

Anonymous said...

donated, great work by you and i hope you're able to continue it,

peace

elAle said...

I still hear the sound of that HollyWarbles somewhere on the net... i really miss them.

Kwintpod said...

Live long and prosper !!

Casey said...

I pledged a humble amount that finances allow.
especially cause i'm gonna jam this nigerian synth funk track on my radioshow tonite.
love you for this blog and I hope you make enough for all you need plus a six pack of something really steller.
-cdb
http://www.eastvillageradio.com/shows/nowplaying.aspx?contentid=1276&showid=67688

disfunksean said...

Thanks sir. Good to see and hear that you are back. Your posts have brought me so much joy I feel the least I can do is make a humble donation.

As for new posts or re-posts I vote new posts.

As for ads, I say if it helps fund your creative outlet, that's a fair trade. I ignore ads all day everyday. Make the system work to your advantage brother.

Anonymous said...

Was only able to leave the small, insufficient donation of a retired person. But I'm eternally grateful to both you and Mr. Owl for your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

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The Avant Gardener said...

Just sent $15 your way ghost. I really appreciate the music you post, it's the best in the world. I'd love a re-up of Global Accordion: Early Recordings 1927-1948 (Wergo, 2002).

Steve B said...

Posted $50 last week. I continue to urge others to donate -- consider the amount of money you would have to spend to get access to these records, not to mention the time to search for them and rip them.

I would also like to offer you an invite to what.cd as further thanks, if you're interested.

Also, I find myself listening to the mix tapes most often.

Thanks again.

Ronnie Laybacks said...

how about a Re-Up of the HOLY GHOST POWER mix!!!???!!! Your blog is BANANA HAMMOCKS!!! Righteous ULTRAVIBEZ!!!

Jason Fellows said...

Nick! Keep feeding that musical fire in your belly. You're lucky to have it. Many don't. Come over here and go record shopping with me.

Just put on that amazing Montells album you posted when you start worrying about the man. "Don't bring me down!"

Anonymous said...

everything is appreciated

thank you so much for the hard work!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your posts! Any chance for a re-up of the Kroncong, early Indonesian music?