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.
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:
- Be enthusiastic about the tracks,
- don't accept money for the show,
- provide detailed tracklists and show notes,
- present music in mixed or altered form,
- and always link back to where the music can purchased.
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
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
so we can talk about it.
This post was edited on 2020-07-09 to update the e-mail address.