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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Where to Find New Music

hypno-cat Where to go to find great music. What to do when you find it. Well, I suppose it depends on what kind of music you like. If I'm totally bored with the groups I listen to, and I really want something new, I go to Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist. I'll download a torrent of the month and run through it, weed out what's great, and what's not so awesome. Another cool place to try, for Indie Rock, is Indie69.com. They list several playlists every month to sample. They're not as great as Blalock, in my opinion. But hey, you were bored to begin with right?

Now, once you've decided to go ahead and download a torrent, are you done? No. You have to have a BitTorrent client to use the torrent and complete the download. Basically, a torrent is a shortcut telling the BitTorrent client where to download the files from. Now, some people use BitTorrent for piracy, and they infringe on copyrights. This is ill-advised. The sites above, are not mine, and I did not post any music on the internet.

If you don't have a BitTorrent client, I recommend uTorrent. I use it, and it's a very quick, small-sized client. And, one more little trick to boost your download speeds:

  1. Open the torrent with uTorrent
  2. Let uTorrent assign you "seeders"
  3. Click the "Trackers" tab at the bottom
  4. Right-click one of the web addresses and click "Add Tracker"
  5. Erase all but one address, but then add a random number in the address somewhere
  6. This will make uTorrent not find the tracker, hopefully boosting your down speed

I use this trick all the time, and with my phone tethering, I can get about 500kb/s. So, in closing, if you aren't a fan of indie, I'm sorry. But hey, you never know, you may find something that tickles your fancy. And if you do like indie, I hope you enjoy checking these places out for some new toonskies.

Please, share where you get ideas for your new music in the comments!

22 comments:

Randy Weezner said...

i just use bit torrent

Alex DeLarge said...

I go to pandora and put in an artist or band I like, and when they give me similar artists, I'll give a couple of their albums a listen and find something i like

richie said...

Exactly what i'd been looking for, i couldn't find good music lists. Thanks a bunch!!

Longkid said...

Wow great tips!

Lewis said...

funny cat;)

StarWarsMadness said...

u torrent is the best.my favorit torrent

Hidden Blogger said...

uTorrent reporting in!

Willow said...

I always use utorrent.

Guy Incognito said...

hey wait is this really going to work?
gonna try it out :D

Nailgun said...

great tips

MRanthrope said...

cool

cupcakelady said...

I love using these tips you always give out! They are amazing! And I love the cat!

Banks said...

thx brah ima try this once i get a sec

Carl said...

I usually just go to Last.fm and type in an artist i like and it plays everyone who has his style, it gets pretty crazy sometimes lol, one time I typed in andre nickatina and after hours of listening I was at John meyer, haha, oh and nice layout you have here!

Erroneous Maximus said...

wonderful! I shall commence this, as my current method is lacking.

nubilus said...

hahah the cat rules, and thanks for the tips!

Lexxie said...

hey thanks for the links, great sites I didn't know about before

i_love_weed said...

dude i'm back from amsterdam.

come check out all the cool pictures i took!

ikatashi said...

cool thanks for sharing!

Barnacle said...

great trick yo ^^

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

thanks for the tips!!

!Cars, Cars, Cars! said...

Some good tips, I'll definitely be back for more.

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