Hi everyone. This is my first post, so please cut me some slack
I like the vine concept. It's an excellent way to get the shows to the listener. I do have a couple of remarks, however.
The cdr has done good things for the trader community: the cdr can have tracks, can be better maintained and is easier to check for total recording time. But the most important advantage is that a digital recording does not lose quality when digitally duplicated.
Most traders find the quality of the recording very important. When looking for a concert recording, a lot of traders are looking for the best available quality. Lucky for them, cdr has brought a lot of master and 1st generation recordings in the circuit.
I have seen a couple of references to Jon Naurin's excellent fz shows document
. In his list, Jon also defines the quality of the recordings he has.
When talking about vines, it is my humble opinion, that vines should only be used to cirulate the best available quality, and only in the best possible way.
Shows have to be complete and the quality should (at least try to) be what Jon mentions in his fz shows document.
Converting recordings to mp3 makes them lose quality and gives gaps between tracks. By doing so, you bring a lot of less qualtity material in the trading circuit, and that's a shame.
You don't have the choice when you're downloading, but with vines, you do.
If you take the Grandmothers concert that Ive is offering, it is good to know (and it should even be pointed out) that this is a master recording (digitally recorded on minidisc -> harddisc -> cdr)
The data for this show, by the way, are as follows:
Napoleon Murphy Brock: lead vocals, alto & tenor saxophones, flute
Roy Estrada: bass, pachuco falsettos, operatic madness
Don Preston: piano, keyboards, electronics, vocals
Ken Rosser: electric guitar, stunt guitar, loud guitar
Christopher Garcia: drumset, marimba, percussion, vocals
set one: florentine pogen * twenty small cigars * lonely little girl * take your clothes off when you dance * what's the ugliest part of your body * chunga's revenge * big swifty * evelyn, a modified dog * big swifty * andy * uncle meat * drum solo * t'mershi duween * <the story of a pound for a brown> * pound for a brown * <shop talk> * i'm the slime * oh no * trouble every day
set two: hungry freaks, daddy * sofa * carolina hard-core ecstasy * let's move to cleveland * village of the sun * echidna's arf (of you) * the idiot bastard son * can't afford no shoes * montana * in the sky * mother people * anything you wanna do
Just to give an example, it would be a pity to offer this show in mp3. You have the best available quality to start your vine, so why not keep it that way.
What I'm trying to say is: I really like this vine thing, but, please, check what you have and only use best available quality, complete stuff, and don't rip it to mp3.
Try not to spoil the trader circuit with copies of lesser quality.
I, for one, will be very grateful. And I'm pretty sure that I won't be the only one.