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reply "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
First, I apologise if this annoys anyone... I'm posting here in the spirit  
of "getting to know one another", because I want to know what you think  
and also because the file sharing concept below is somewhat unique and  
interesting.

The original rock band I'm in (as lead vocals/bass) has started  
distributing music via a system called "weed", it's an interesting concept:
   http://www.weedshare.com/web/faq.html?src=home_info_09

In short, you download a file, listen to it 3 times, then can choose to  
pay for it. You can also pass the file on to someone else, if you do you  
can earn money for doing so.

So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can hear  
our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

We're called "formerly/known" :)

In my experience you require Windows Media Player, it downloads a DRM  
license, and then plays the file 3 times.

Regan
Mar 07 2005
next sibling parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message 
news:opsnamrmmf23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz...
 First, I apologise if this annoys anyone... I'm posting here in the 
 spirit  of "getting to know one another", because I want to know what 
 you think  and also because the file sharing concept below is somewhat 
 unique and  interesting.

 The original rock band I'm in (as lead vocals/bass) has started 
 distributing music via a system called "weed", it's an interesting 
 concept:
   http://www.weedshare.com/web/faq.html?src=home_info_09

 In short, you download a file, listen to it 3 times, then can choose 
 to  pay for it. You can also pass the file on to someone else, if you 
 do you  can earn money for doing so.

 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can 
 hear  our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Totally unable to find anything about your band, or perform any meaningful/informative navigation in the site, before my Dissatisfactory Web Experience auto-pilot took over. Sorry.
 In my experience you require Windows Media Player, it downloads a DRM 
 license, and then plays the file 3 times.

 Regan 

Mar 07 2005
parent reply "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:53:07 +1100, Matthew  
<admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote:
 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can
 hear  our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Totally unable to find anything about your band, or perform any meaningful/informative navigation in the site, before my Dissatisfactory Web Experience auto-pilot took over. Sorry.

We have no control over the site. :( We're 1/2 way down the page. There is a link to download a 'wma' file. Regan
Mar 07 2005
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message 
news:opsnapnmxa23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz...
 On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:53:07 +1100, Matthew 
 <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote:
 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can
 hear  our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Totally unable to find anything about your band, or perform any meaningful/informative navigation in the site, before my Dissatisfactory Web Experience auto-pilot took over. Sorry.

We have no control over the site. :( We're 1/2 way down the page. There is a link to download a 'wma' file.

Got it. Am clicking now. If you don't hear glowing feedback shortly, then you may surmise one of two outcomes ...
Mar 07 2005
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote in message 
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 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message 
 news:opsnapnmxa23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz...
 On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:53:07 +1100, Matthew 
 <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote:
 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you 
 can
 hear  our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Totally unable to find anything about your band, or perform any meaningful/informative navigation in the site, before my Dissatisfactory Web Experience auto-pilot took over. Sorry.

We have no control over the site. :( We're 1/2 way down the page. There is a link to download a 'wma' file.

Got it. Am clicking now. If you don't hear glowing feedback shortly, then you may surmise one of two outcomes ...

Abject failure. Now at CFZ. Feel free to email me an mp3 or whatever, but I ain't farting around with the site again. :-(
Mar 07 2005
parent "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 12:49:21 +1100, Matthew  
<admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote:

 "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote in message
 news:d0j086$t2f$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message
 news:opsnapnmxa23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz...
 On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:53:07 +1100, Matthew
 <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote:
 "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> wrote in message
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you
 can
 hear  our first 'single' here:
   http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Totally unable to find anything about your band, or perform any meaningful/informative navigation in the site, before my Dissatisfactory Web Experience auto-pilot took over. Sorry.

We have no control over the site. :( We're 1/2 way down the page. There is a link to download a 'wma' file.

Got it. Am clicking now. If you don't hear glowing feedback shortly, then you may surmise one of two outcomes ...

Abject failure. Now at CFZ.

The site asks you to 'right-click' and 'save-as' that might help?
 Feel free to email me an mp3 or whatever, but I ain't farting around
 with the site again. :-(

It's on it's way... Regan
Mar 07 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Vathix <vathix dprogramming.com> writes:
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can  
 hear our first 'single' here:
    http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Hi, not bad.
Mar 07 2005
parent "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:05:48 -0500, Vathix <vathix dprogramming.com> wrote:
 So, if anyone is even remotely interested in hearing my band you can  
 hear our first 'single' here:
    http://www.nzweed.com/

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Hi, not bad.

Thanks. :) Regan
Mar 07 2005
prev sibling parent reply pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <opsnamrmmf23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz>, Regan Heath says...
The original rock band I'm in (as lead vocals/bass) has started  
distributing music via a system called "weed", it's an interesting concept:
   http://www.weedshare.com/web/faq.html?src=home_info_09

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Nice pipes! I think that makes you the _first_ person in this newsgroup that I've actually heard. The recording "feels" like an incredibly well-rehearsed live take, which (I for one) would count as quite an accomplishment. Especially if it was pieced together from various separate takes and/or tracks. I like it. Plus its a nice break from all the electronica I've been feeding myself lately. .. so when's the full-length album due out? ;) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Mar 07 2005
parent "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 02:31:41 +0000 (UTC), pragma  
<pragma_member pathlink.com> wrote:
 In article <opsnamrmmf23k2f5 nrage.netwin.co.nz>, Regan Heath says...
 The original rock band I'm in (as lead vocals/bass) has started
 distributing music via a system called "weed", it's an interesting  
 concept:
   http://www.weedshare.com/web/faq.html?src=home_info_09

 We're called "formerly/known" :)

Nice pipes!

Thanks. I've idolised Freddy Mercury and Ed (from Live) for as long as I can remember.
 I think that makes you the _first_ person in this newsgroup that I've  
 actually heard.

LOL. I'd never thought of that.
 The recording "feels" like an incredibly well-rehearsed live take, which  
 (I for one) would count as quite an accomplishment.  Especially if it  
 was pieced
 together from various separate takes and/or tracks.  I like it.

Thanks, it was done in several takes, each instrument playing by itself. Our rhythum guitarist "Bones" did it using Pro Tools on his Mac. He plans to get into the recording industry, recording music for a living. I think what he's done is nearly as good as it gets without a prefessional rig and mastering.
 Plus its a nice break from all the electronica I've been feeding myself  
 lately.

 .. so when's the full-length album due out? ;)

Good question... We're working on it. We have perhaps 6 songs recorded to varying degrees of success and we have perhaps 3-4 more we could record now. We're planning to put our other songs on "weed" if this first one does ok. What we really need is to be "discovered" :) Regan
Mar 07 2005