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Mix Availability & Downloads On This Website

Posted 2020-10-12. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, meta, movement through thought, music, website.

A couple of things have prompted me to re-evaluate how I distribute recorded mixes on this website.

First, I stopped broadcasting on aNONradio a few weeks ago. Since I'm no longer a contributing member there, I believe it's unfair for me to link to files in aNONradio's archives. (And those files could disappear at any time - whenever the admins decide they need the disk space, basically). I'm going to have to host my own files from now on.

Second, 189 mixes (200 soon) is too many to keep available all at once, in my opinion. Right now it's 15 gigs of mp3 data. That's not an amount of data I can afford to serve, given my current hosting and money situation.

So here's my plan: each new episode of Movement Through Thought will be available as a downloadable file hosted on this website for one year. I'll remove old files as I add new ones. The tracklist blog posts will remain up. Old mixes that I think are significant I'll keep available as downloads indefinitely, no more than a couple for each broadcast year. I'll tag posts with audio download to hopefully make them easier to find. Recordings uploaded to mixcloud will remain there for as long as mixcloud keeps them.

I do still have all these files, so if there's a specific mix you want that isn't available on this website send me an e-mail and I'll try to get it to you.

That's where I'm at. This seems like a reasonable system to me, a good middle ground. I hope it works out.


Notebook 4

Posted 2020-08-31. Permalink. Tagged meta, music, photo.

Notebook 4 full and ready for storage. Show notes for MTT and Logical Aggression plus some personal notes covering 2018/06 thru 2020/08.

Photo of a closed composition notebook with an orange cover Photo of the inside of the same notebook

Decksclaimer

Posted 2020-03-31. Permalink. Tagged meta, movement through thought, music, website.

I've heard from friends that this blog is starting to show up in search engine results, so I guess I should address the elephant in the room. In 2016 I spent some time thinking about how to responsibly host an online mix series and came to the following conclusions:

Movement Through Thought started in 2017 with those rules/goals in mind. I believe I've more-or-less upheld those points. (Notably I've never accepted money for mixes hosted here, and have no plans to do so in the future).

Also worth noting: my audio signal chain is pretty bad. It's all worn-out DJ gear leading to the line input on a PC motherboard. My setup adds an unfortunate amount of noise to all of these recordings.

Weareie put it better than I ever could in their decksclaimer (mirrored at archive.org):

The mixes featured on this website are produced and distributed in the spirit of promoting interest and further exploration of the music in question, and not for exploitation for profit or personal gain.

It's worth reading Weareie's decksclaimer in full at either of those links above. I agree with it completely.

To the artists out there: If your music was featured here that means I like it, I want people to know it exists, and I want people to buy it. If your work was included in one of these mixes and you're unhappy about it then please contact me at cvanderz@gmail.com so we can talk about it.

This post was edited on 2020-07-09 to update the e-mail address.


Notebook 3

Posted 2018-06-07. Permalink. Tagged meta, music, photo.

Notebook 3, completed & filed June 7th 2018.

Photo of a closed composition notebook Photo of the inside of the same notebook