I just wanted to acknowledge what some of you have pointed out in the last day or two. Presently, none of the files I have stored via Netkups are available. If you're experience is anything like mine, you've been greeted with "Please try again layer" immediately after selecting the file. As annoying as this is, it's even more egregious in light of a spate of ongoing issues I've had with them all year. To give you a little bit of background, my original file-hoster of choice for almost six years (Rapidshare) gave my entire account the boot in January of 2013, without any warning or explanation. Netkups seemed like a reliable option, and they have accommodated me ever since, but in addition to a myriad of technical glitches, they have aggressively been deleting any content that hasn't been accessed in over 30 days. Not the most unreasonable stance on their end perhaps, but I've shared no less than 1500 files since Wilfully Obscure came online in 2007. This has translated into the ceaseless and Sisyphean task of restoring dozens of files every week, based mostly on your thoughtful requests which I have done my best to keep pace with.
In a nutshell, I believe Netkups' current malady will be rectified, but I clearly need a more reliable file hoster. Zippyshare seems tolerant of "sharity" sites like mine, but they don't offer anything better than Netkup's 30-day window of file access, which means I'll continue to be rolling "the rock" uphill as I have been in recent months. Mediafire was an option until 2013 when they deleted the content of several music blogs that I had regarded as being on the up and up. I don't really care for DivShare, Mega requires passwords for everything, and I'm not about to try my luck with Rapidshare again. Will probably give Zippyshare a whirl, but if you have some better suggestions (even if it means paying a modest monthly fee for file hosting) I'm all ears. Thanks for sticking around.
Slowly Dreaming - *The Stars Of Heaven - Speak Slowly* Originally released on a vinyl album on Rough Trade Records (ROUGH 121) in 1988. Ripped here from an Australian press...
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