Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Final Entry

It's with great relief that I am able to announce that this is the final entry for No Longer Forgotten Music. I have run out of things to post. But also, no less importantly, I lack the energy to continue. I didn't wait for some significant number to stop, or for the blog's seventh birthday (which happens to be July 13th), or anything special like that. Just an ordinary day in June with a fine, though not particularly spectacular, release. Over the past seven years, I have posted over 2100 albums, tapes, and singles with great joy. However, the difficulties of getting new stuff to post, and of course the difficulties with share sites removing files, have made me lose interest. Everything you've seen here within the last 6 months were ripped more than a year ago. I am simply putting some more items online for the sake of it (and of course also so that I won't have wasted my effort).

It has been a pleasure to do this blog. To know some that fine music posted here has since been officially reissued has made the years of work more than worthwhile.  Once forgotten gems by XX Committee, Odal, Hands To, Vice, Bazooka, Mekanik Kommando, Das Ding, and Sluik have found modern listeners and a wider audience, Some people have even started businesses by officially re-releasing out-of-print stuff that they first heard here. I have exchanged some nice music with some friendly people. Many musicians were happy to find their old sounds again through this blog, though some were upset... although if an album was released an edition of 10 copies and not looked back upon for decades, then I don't understand why the artist would be bothered by a blog post now. Still, I have respectfully removed offending posts when asked to.

It is possible that I'll post something at some time in the future, if by whatever strange coincidence I digitize something for someone, or if I get a new contribution from Dr. Freakowitz. Keep in mind that the re-upping policy remains the same. I am finished actively posting music, but don't worry: I will not remove this blog or deactivate the e-mail address for some time. I might close the possibility to leave comments. 99% of the time it is a request to re-up something. If you want the links to be alive, then you need to help me out: send me a private email and I will send files to you through WeTransfer on one condition: you must re-up them to a file-sharing server so that I can add an active download link here. It's really that simple. If you don't re-up a file you've requested from me, if instead you just consume them without helping to share, then I won't send you anything again. Easy.

This has been another piece of fine print. Over and out.

30 comments:

Jon Waterschoot said...

Only today I stumbled on this fine blog (a Google search for Paleis van Boem led me here)
And today you've decided to write this final entry.
Well, then, I salute thee - and thank you - I'll be digging in your previous posts.
Greetings - Jon

stefano alessandroni said...

please , keep on posting the undergroundest ones ... nobody knows how to find exept you i guess, the missing parts o the collections you made possible to hear to all of us .
Great thanks in any case , this blog has been one special good friend to me all over these years , i will miss it a lot....

Profil said...

It's very sad. I hope you will sooner or later return. Thank you.

r3n3gad3 said...

thanks for your job,

early industrial stuff fan from Poland

dsm said...

Wave Goodby then !!!

Many thanks for your efforts. One more loss on the blogspere. However, I wish you the very best with what ever you will be up to in the future.

guido/DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE

Kristofer Svensson said...

Sad to see yet another one of the best music blogs go!
Super thanks for all your fine shares!
Best wishes!
Kristofer

Gluzd said...

if you do not deserve a monument, then you need to hear not only the words responsibly grateful. you have to be handed over

Carl Howard said...

Ack! You've never REALLY reached the end of the internet, you know!
There's always more.

carlomante said...

Thank you for your time and your fine work.
I hope that for every Blog that die, another one will rise.
All the best.
Carlo

? said...

i thank you

soundhead said...

Many thanks

Been a fan of the blog since the beginning

I wouldn't know about some of my favorite music without this blog

Best,
S

Chris Randolph said...

Thanks for all the work! I mainly grabbed the older stuff... so rare and so much fun. Thanks again.

guy smiley said...

A great blog, which exposed me to much great music which I would otherwise have missed. A real labour of love on your part obviously. As always, I have not posted thanks as often as I should, but I am really grateful. Thanks for the hours and hours you put in. Much appreciated.

Arf Ortiyef said...

thanks for all the great posts!

Christopher said...

Thanks for all your efforts and PEACE.

rickets said...

Thank you for all of the great music you have posted over the years

Mikel R. Nieto said...

Thanks a lot.
Good work!

mkl

AW said...

Thanks for all the hard work; sorry to see you go.

A Devil with Unity said...

Thank you for everything. I have greatly appreciated your work.

qrter said...

I've only recently found your blog (a couple of months ago), but I greatly appreciate all your work.

Thank you.

Ian said...

Hartelijk dank! Thank you! Bless you!

Heartiest thanks for ensuring that all this great music is no longer forgotten. You will not be forgotten either!

Well done, mate.

jiubugaosuni said...

had so much fun here
thank you

stefano alessandroni said...

i don't beleave

Jorge Stretcher said...

was a pleasure to follow this blog over the years, thanks for everything

pompao said...

thanks, thanks and thanks, man!! great blog. Come back sonn!! long live real music.
ariel navarro, from argentina.

zojoi said...

Many thanks for all the wonderful posts over the years.

Harry Klein said...

thanks man for this blog!!!!

Bence said...

Ongelooflijk bedankt,

Dit is en was de beste blog van het web naast Mutant Sounds. Ik ontdekte je blog helemaal in het begin, ik was toen 15 of 16. Ik leerde de Nederlandse muziekhistorie op een andere manier kennen en werd voor het eerst trots op wat ons land te bieden had. Ik herontdekte de muzikale wereld waar mijn vader, dezelfde cassettes van staalplaat die uit dozen tevoorschijn kwamen. Ik begon zelf alles te verzamelen, zelf te home-tapen, kwam naar Kapotte Muziek in de occii Amsterdam, Ultra 2012, er kwamen veel reissues zoals Das Ding etc etc. Ik luisterde naar elke tape die je had geupload.
Nu ben ik zelf een blog begonnen:

http://archaicinventions.blogspot.nl/

No Longer Forgotten Music gaat gewoon door. Door mensen die het blijven voortzetten. Ik ken in ieder geval een nieuwe generatie mensen die bevangen is geraakt door deze muziek en hoe marginaal ook op dit moment bezig is deze wereld een nieuw leven in te blazen.

Heel erg bedankt voor het herschrijven van de historie!

Bence

TymexPyres said...

While it hasn't all been my cup of tea, this blog has opened my eras and mind to many new sounds over the past years.Thnk u so much for your labors. ~JMH

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