Saturday, February 9, 2008

It's A Zip: Volume 1

I thought I would experiment a bit with zip files (yes, I am very much learning as I go at this...I am not particularly technically able!), as I've been thinking about posting some kind of weekly 'mix tape'...of a range of music I like, not just new stuff...songs you might not have heard, songs that will bring a nostalgic smile to your wee faces, songs that are just plain great, that kind of thing. It has taken quite a bit of experimenting, I can tell you! But this one seems to work...please could people leave some feedback in the comments...on whether they can indeed download the zip file, the songs are in the right order when it opens etc.? Any constructive criticism very much welcomed. And then if this one has worked ok, I will be back in future with further zip-stylee offerings.
Ok, so this one was thrown together rather hastily just for the sake of the experiment, but the track listing is as follows:
01. Funnel Of Love - Wanda Jackson
02. Les and Ray - Le Tigre
03. Sssipppee - Teeth!!!
04. Suzanne Beware of the Devil - Dandy Livingstone
05. If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
06. 5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
07. Bring It On Home To Me - Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward (a great cover of one of my faves - Sam Cooke!)
08. Oleander - Sarah Harmer
09. Strongmen and Acrobats - Laura Sings Liver
10. Chinese Children - Devendra Banhart

Download: Its A Zip Volume 1


ZenDenizen said...

BNL were such a fun act to see live! Lots of witty banter and skits...

Divinyl said...

I can imagine. Would love to see them...and The Flaming Lips sound like they'd be great live too!

Did the zip work ok for you? x

Pablothehat said...

Hi Di!
Downloaded the zip and depacked it the other day but I haven't had a chance to listen to the tracks yet.
Where do you host your mpg files then? Do you self host or a online storage host?

Pablothehat said...

The Chinese Children track seems to have a problem..

Divinyl said...

Hey Pab :o)

Thanks for checking it out for me...much appreciated. Curious about the Banhart worked for me when I just tested it. technical knowledge (or lack thereof) fails me in trying to explain that! Good news that you could get the zip to download etc. though :o)

As for far as I am aware you can't 'self-host' at blogger...I think you need your own site, capable of having numerous pages. May be wrong.

I use various file hosting programmes, from which you can use a simple piece of code to link to the url there, creating a downloadable mp3/zip/whatever. In my experience, Boxstr and Fileden have been the most useful, and user-friendly, so far.