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pishtico pishtico
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As I have just aquired a sexy brand new PC that virtually walks and talks I'm not going to load Limewire on it as It's part of the reason my last PC picked up Virus's that were impossible to get rid of and slowed the old thing to buggery.
So what other peer to peer site could you recommend that is easy on Virus's and has a good pop/rock/indie/soul base?
I have tried Soulseek and although I did not find it user friendly I would be happy to return if it had a good record of virus free shenanigans.

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To be honest, I'm not sure a sharing service is really necessary anymore. With all the "full album" blogs, hypem.com, and totally fuzzy, is there anything one can't get easily now?
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I would say Soulseek, though unless you donate to them you have to wait in the user's queue to download, which can take a while. But like Matej said, there's so many music blogs now, it's easy to find stuff scattered over the web and not have to use a separate program.
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Matej: yep, definitely. There's so much on SoulSeek that you'd never find on a blog, plus it's a lot less effort to leave SoulSeek to do its business than to wade through the broken and expired links blog searches routinely turn up.

It's not user friendly to install, but I've found it easy to use, and indispensable. It's the main reason I bought a PC when I already had an old Mac.

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I sometimes use Solarseek — the Mac version — but find it crashes constantly. I don't know if its because I haven't installed/configured it properly or what, have any other Mac users had experience with it?
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I've not, but I remember reading that you could install SoulSeek on Macs but that it took two days and a lot of jiggery pokery to do so. N o joke.

I used to use Acquisition on my Mac; it was really good.

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http://www.skreemr.com

All you need these days...

[ 13.03.2008, 23:53: Message edited by: Cavalry Trouser Tips ]

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Amor de Cosmos
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NM: Yes I use Aquisition a lot and it works like dream, but doesn't have anything like the catalog Solarseek does.
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Yeah, with blogs and the various aggegators it's a breeze not only finding mch of what you want, but a whole lot of stuff you didn't know you wanted.

Ofg the aggegators, I don't like hypem.com much since their self-defeating redesign. www.elbo.ws has come a very long way from being the Hype Machine's poor cousin to a superior blog search engine.

And I cannot overstate how utterly brilliant Totally Fuzzy is; a place where bloggers announce the stuff they've just posted. I cannot begin to count how much stuff I've found there. It also has a decent Google-based search engine.

Skreem is great as well; it's basically a blog aggregator as well though.

Still, the blogosphere doesn't have everything. When I was looking for a couple of John Prine albums, there was absolutely nothing by him avalable, other than a couple of single songs, which I wasn't looking for. Lately I have been looking for something as simple as Cameo's "Single Life", because my copy has those annoying beeps. Nothing to be found.

So a P2P thingy is still necessary as a back-up for times when the blogs can't serve. I use eMule, which is pretty fast and has a decent variety of music (and programmes and movies, for those thus inclined). I managed to find Susan Fassbender's "Twilight Café" there; a vinyl rip, but at least I have it now.

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I've got 'Single Life' at home G, if you're still on the lookout for it
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seeqpod.com is pretty good for the less obscure stuff.
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I'd be very grateful to receive it, W1F.
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I've got a pretty good success rate with Soulseek - maybe 95% of the stuff I look for comes through eventually and that includes a lot of obscure stuff.

Must admit I have never paid attention to the blog stuff much, I bet there has been threads and stuff but if anyone could point me to which are the most obvious must visit ones then I'd be grateful.

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Start with totally fuzzy. Go through the lists and see which blogs offer stuff you are likely to be interested in.

But you definitely will like these two, dalliance:
http://bolachasgratis.blogspot.com/
http://pascalscountrysounds.blogspot.com/

Try also:
http://pascalscountrysounds.blogspot.com/

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