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Title: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 03, 2019, 07:11:43 PM


Here's a question, especially for the old-timers  ;)

Does anybody remember the old music blog @ http://ayecuaycenlaywuklhvu.blogspot.com/

Don't worry, there's NO hyperlink. That blog's been dead and gone for years now.

But I can't remember the name of the LMT poster who ran that blog? All I have is that obscure blog URL.

Does anybody remember who I'm talking about? He was a regular / semi-regular fixture on the old LMTs 1 & 2, at least.

I can't remember his name, but he shared some excellent rips and he was never anything but kind to yours truly.

Anyways, I'm reminded of this guy whenever I run into his old rips. Like yesterday, I was upgrading several lossy rips w Retro-FLAC (©️ ®️ ;)) and I saw that some of my original 320s were downloaded from his blog. That's when I feel ashamed that today I can't even recall his name or LMT handle.

Back then, in 2012, I was only beginning to keep detailed records. I know where I got the music, the original URL, but I neglected to get to know the blogger. Now it's 2019 and I feel a little cheap because I valued a lossy 320 rip more than the individual himself.

Anyways, that's my own baggage for another day, but it's important for me to remember the people, not so much the electronic rips.

Perhaps he's still here @ LMT and never left, but only changed his online handle. Can anybody help me remember this person?

It's not a matter of great import, generally. For me, it's the principle.

I tend to think of the individuals who buy, rip and generously share their musical wealth and background / insider knowledge about same, rather than viewing them as some anonymous music donor or musical sugar daddy. I have a 'weird' belief that when a creative person makes something, they impute a little bit of themselves into their creation. When I download something from Retronic, Roope, etc, I'm downloading a little piece of them, too. It's important to honor the person who freely offers something which brings joy to others.

Just humor me, ok?

By remembering these individuals in our midst, or their proper names (or at least making the attempt), I can honor this person, and many others, going forward. Sometimes, when we're fortunate, it's even possible to develop friendships with some of these folks online, even while separated by demographics, borders, oceans, governments, and generations.

To me, LMT is not just about sharing music, which i love, btw. For me, LMT is about friendships and shared experiences, tied together by this special music we know as Library, Production Music, etc. While it's just speculation on my part, I honestly believe this sentiment was a major reason why Retronic began this thing we call LMT, back in the day. LMT is ultimately about community, not mere electronic signals. That's how a little online board can last through several incarnations from 2012-2019, and today is stronger and more vibrant than ever before. Community!

Semantics and all kidding aside, I can say with a straight face that my association on LMT has influenced & enriched my life in ways I never considered possible. Coming back full circle, I only feel it's fitting to remember some of the folks who have touched my life, intentionally or not, in many subtle ways. That's why it's important to remember the name of the blogger @ http://ayecuaycenlaywuklhvu.blogspot.com/

Thanks for anybody taking the time to read my editorial / request, and goes double for anybody who cares to respond.

 :)
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Retronic on January 03, 2019, 07:29:27 PM
It rings a bit of a bell but I’m afraid I can’t help- but you know by now my memory for things is not great.  I enjoyed your post and always do and I agree LMT is a good place with minimal problems over the years (bar a few shutdowns!!!
I think we have remained respectful of each other.


I was thinking the other day of the recent ‘history’ of library music- or perhaps more accurately my or our history of it.  Over the period of blogging and then having this forum to visit the thing I loved the absolute most was making the compilations and I found the entire process really rewarding.  I realised over a fairly short time though that most people really wanted the full LPs- which I totally understood because I did too! 
I was thinking that that my reason for doing that was at the time a way to showcase different tracks and how redundant that feels now as everyone has access to so many full label runs- certainly the good stuff. 
The other big change is the shift to lossless after being grateful if any shitty rip just to HEAR something back in the day.


I’ve also wondered at times when I’ve missed out on some eBay auction, an LP I really want but that went for ludicrous money... how much has our love and spreading the word increased the prices of records?  I know we are far from the be all and end all of library collecting but we have encouraged many newbies into the game I think.   I kind of think some records would be expensive but many would have remained fairly cheap. 


Overall I really enjoy the generosity on here and love that we have now something we once dreamed of- a place you can come and find most stuff and people who are willing to share it.


I remember sitting in my old flat with the KPM ‘The 70’s’ CD comp where it listed the original LPs that the tracks we’re sourced from and absolutely LONGING to have them to hear the whole thing!! It felt unachievable. Coming in now is so different—- God I’m sounding old!!!
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: stackjackson on January 03, 2019, 07:48:35 PM

To me, LMT is not just about sharing music, which i love, btw. For me, LMT is about friendships and shared experiences, tied together by this special music we know as Library, Production Music, etc. While it's just speculation on my part, I honestly believe this sentiment was a major reason why Retronic began this thing we call LMT, back in the day. LMT is ultimately about community, not mere electronic signals. That's how a little online board can last through several incarnations from 2012-2019, and today is stronger and more vibrant than ever before. Community!

Very nicely stated, Muff. I share your sentiments here. Many of us have been together for a good long while now. Wouldn't it be fun one day to stage a *real* world gathering, to put faces on all these familiar names we've gotten to know for nearly a decade... :)

I'm afraid I don't remember this blog owner, at least by the url.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Greta on January 03, 2019, 09:49:34 PM
Hell, yeah. I remember that blog.
Wasn't the blogger called Quimsy?
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: [(Sub)] on January 03, 2019, 10:12:06 PM
I remember Obscurity & mediocrity, it was fslmy
 ;)
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Greta on January 03, 2019, 10:29:40 PM
Gosh, you're right Sub.
Quimsy's blog is not active but still up.
And the one MD is talking about was Obscutity & Mediocrity by "fslmy".

quimsy/fslmy...al those "m"  "s" and "y" made me confuse.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: stackjackson on January 03, 2019, 11:21:27 PM
?? ayecuaycenlaywuklhvu = obscurity & mediocrity ??

I certainly remember the latter (and fslmy), not the former.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Greta on January 03, 2019, 11:32:38 PM
Yes, if I recall correctly, ayecuaycenlaywuklhvu.blogspot.com was the address, but the blog name was Oscurity & Mediocrity.
Something like pornotrond.blogspot.com/Dusty Shelf
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Greta on January 04, 2019, 12:36:32 AM
Here an old page I just found:

https://archive.fo/avaa3 (https://archive.fo/avaa3)


You can use the same site to find other old webpages.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Retronic on January 04, 2019, 08:01:50 AM
I have an old email of his from an old forum.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 09:35:13 PM
Hell, yeah. I remember that blog.
Wasn't the blogger called Quimsy?



No, Quimsy's blog was named after himself. But his blog had a similar layout, so it's a close guess (in its own way).  Thanks, Greta.

Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 09:36:25 PM
I remember Obscurity & mediocrity, it was fslmy
 ;)


YES!

That's the fella. I wonder if this guy is still around, or did he change his moniker??

Thanks for naming that tune, [(Sub)]

 :)
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 09:37:57 PM
Here an old page I just found:

https://archive.fo/avaa3 (https://archive.fo/avaa3)


You can use the same site to find other old webpages.



That's fantastic Deeeeetective work, Greta. Thank you!

Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 09:47:25 PM



Anyways, now that FSLMY has been identified, my original motivation was to express my gratitude for their rips and what they meant to me, years later.

The internet is a funny place. It's like seasons, or a cycle. For instance, if you miss your chance to download something, especially one of the White Whales, it's a bummer, for sure. But I never panic because, aside from requesting a reup, the thing is that sometime over the next several months, if a person stays active and alert, that same rip will show up again. It's just a matter of time.

In a similar vein, I have no idea where Fslmy could be, especially since I just learned their identity in the past 5 minutes and haven't done any searches since then. Fslmy could even be right here on LMT for all i know. But I'm not worried, because sooner or later, there'll be a "sighting" of this person, either by the handle Fslmy or somebody who maintains contact, or somebody stepping up and volunteering their old identity.

For me, just knowing this person's name is enough for now, just as if it were any of you who've posted on this thread. After having being reminded of Fslmy, I'm content for now. The rest will come later.

I'm grateful to everybody who chimed in. Thank you for helping me to remember a great blogger.
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Mr on January 18, 2019, 10:16:35 PM
Yeah, Fslmy would be the one! Nice guy.

I have an old email of his and tried reaching out sometime last year - only to have it bounce back, unfortunately.
Hope he's alright wherever he might be :)
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 10:23:43 PM



I was thinking the other day of the recent ‘history’ of library music- or perhaps more accurately my or our history of it.  Over the period of blogging and then having this forum to visit the thing I loved the absolute most was making the compilations and I found the entire process really rewarding.  I realised over a fairly short time though that most people really wanted the full LPs- which I totally understood because I did too! 
I was thinking that that my reason for doing that was at the time a way to showcase different tracks and how redundant that feels now as everyone has access to so many full label runs- certainly the good stuff. 
The other big change is the shift to lossless after being grateful if any shitty rip just to HEAR something back in the day.


I’ve also wondered at times when I’ve missed out on some eBay auction, an LP I really want but that went for ludicrous money... how much has our love and spreading the word increased the prices of records?  I know we are far from the be all and end all of library collecting but we have encouraged many newbies into the game I think.   I kind of think some records would be expensive but many would have remained fairly cheap. 


Overall I really enjoy the generosity on here and love that we have now something we once dreamed of- a place you can come and find most stuff and people who are willing to share it.


I remember sitting in my old flat with the KPM ‘The 70’s’ CD comp where it listed the original LPs that the tracks we’re sourced from and absolutely LONGING to have them to hear the whole thing!! It felt unachievable. Coming in now is so different—- God I’m sounding old!!!


I've really enjoyed reading your reflections, Retronic. I wouldn't call you old. I wouldn't call anybody on LMT old. It's just that you've been active for years in this genre, whilst witnessing firsthand the cultural changes on Library Music, collectors, bloggers, the fans, etc.

Old? No. Elder statesman, definitely.

Your views and contributions matter a great deal to me, and to many people, I think.

Your observation about just being happy for a low-fidelity, poor crap copy of some of the old Library tunes, let alone an entire record LP, is spot on. In the early years, I even gave up carnal relations for the chance to download some of your rips, or one of Frayker's compilations.

Is that TMI? It's the truth, at any rate.

I didn't know about LOSSLESS music at the time. I didn't care. I only had one mission at the time and that was to snap up ANY Library rips I could find. I was an insatiable, ravenous savage for this thing we call Library Music. The finer points of Library knowledge and blog etiquette would come later, by degrees.

These days? Lets just say I wouldn't be refusing a Meet & Greet w The Beast With Two-Backs anytime soon for a scratchy 128 rip. Sorry. Not sorry.

LMT has indeed become a cultural force in our small Library world. Even if LMT isn't the biggest, best known, etc online destination. Besides, does size or notoriety really matter? What about content, and being a place where everybody is welcome? In so many ways, LMT has become a Library version of Cheers 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083399/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083399/)

For instance, MTV is a huge network and during the 80s was a cultural phenomenon. But the 1980s is a virtual lifetime ago.

What about MTV's content, especially the past 20+ years?  So much for ratings and notoriety  ::)

MTV sucks! You know it, I know it, and the entire world knows it!

LMT has become a cultural hub for Library Music, and that's really all that matters. Thank you Retronic, for your many cultural contributions aside from the mere rips.

Most of all, thank you for your kind & patient friendship to yours truly, and to all of us, over these past years.


The cast of LMT:

(https://www.tvovermind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Cheers.jpg)
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Muff Diver on January 18, 2019, 10:26:40 PM
Yeah, Fslmy would be the one! Nice guy.

I have an old email of his and tried reaching out sometime last year - only to have it bounce back, unfortunately.
Hope he's alright wherever he might be :)


Hello, Mister! Happy New Year to you, sir.

Sooner or later, there'll be an Fslmy sighting. It's the internet, after all.

Btw Mister, if I haven't told you this week, I really, really dig your headgear. I'm gonna get me one like yours, but with a propeller. Or maybe some horns  ;D
Title: Re: Does anybody remember..?
Post by: Retronic on January 18, 2019, 10:42:57 PM
Bagsy, me Carla!

I loved and miss Frayker. He was maybe my first library blogger contact and inspired me to blog.
Actually, digging around my or hard drives I found a stack of Fraykerbreaks comps. They will be great to relive.


Re poor quality rips. I was recording Booseys for some guy on an old programme (not Audacity) and I couldn’t find a way to up the equality and he would send me these SCREAMING emails about the horrors of compression, why didn’t I make them lossless cos they sound AWFUL!!! Thing is no one was telling me how to do it.  Stack and Dick Turpin probably helped me out in the end and finally we got there.