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Muff Diver

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Does anybody remember..?
« 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 (©️ ģ️ ;)) 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.

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Re: Does anybody remember..?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 07:29:27 PM »
It rings a bit of a bell but Iím afraid I canít 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 Ďhistoryí 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.


Iíve also wondered at times when Iíve 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 ĎThe 70ísí CD comp where it listed the original LPs that the tracks weíre sourced from and absolutely LONGING to have them to hear the whole thing!! It felt unachievable. Coming in now is so differentó- God Iím sounding old!!!
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 09:49:34 PM »
Hell, yeah. I remember that blog.
Wasn't the blogger called Quimsy?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 10:12:06 PM »
I remember Obscurity & mediocrity, it was fslmy
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 11:21:27 PM »
?? ayecuaycenlaywuklhvu = obscurity & mediocrity ??

I certainly remember the latter (and fslmy), not the former.
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« Reply #7 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
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 12:36:32 AM »
Here an old page I just found:

https://archive.fo/avaa3


You can use the same site to find other old webpages.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 08:01:50 AM »
I have an old email of his from an old forum.

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« Reply #10 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.

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2019, 09:36:25 PM »
I remember Obscurity & mediocrity, it was fslmy
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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)]

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2019, 09:37:57 PM »
Here an old page I just found:

https://archive.fo/avaa3


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



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

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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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 :)