Saturday, June 29, 2019

Bad News

In short, firstpress thought i was taking up too much space on their server and dumped all my files. Even if i find another storage space i don't think i have it in me to re-link over a thousand links. So i guess i have to close up shop. If anyone needs anything they didn't get a chance to grab when everything was active, just hit me up and i'll throw it on mediafire or sendspace or something for you. I can do this for a month or so if it doesn't get too crazy.

The blog lived for 10 years, which i guess is better than most.

Thanks to Seth and to firstpress for letting me store tons of shit there for as long as they did.

Thanks for all the kind words and help all these years, to everyone who sent me music, left comments and helped in any way at all. I met a lot of great people doing this, and got to help get some great and rare music out there, some of which i thought would never have see the light of day otherwise.

I'll miss doing this, and i wish there was a way i could keep it going. I guess i'll keep the blog up as some kind of info archive, but the links will remain dead.


Take care everyone.

Vin

92 comments:

  1. you could always just keep posting new things, telling people that the links before june 2019 are broken. a lot of blogs do things like that. don't give up, i love your writeups.

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    1. I agree completely. Your writing (and your passion for the music) is the best part of B&Q. It sounds like you don't really want to stop blogging. File hosts come and go. Don't let them keep you from keeping on!

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    2. I can only emphasize that, do not stop, there would be something missing in Blogland

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  2. This is truly sad. I've loved your blog for years and YES found tons of music I never thought I'd hear again. From one Jersey boy to another - Best of luck my friend and THANX for all the great tunes and comps!

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  4. always the best blog with a rich history of musical knowledge!you'll be missed!

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  5. Noooooooooooooo!
    Great blog, thanks for all the work and awesome music.
    Hope to see you continue.

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  6. Hey Vin! Can you upload the discography of Shank?

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  7. Unfortunately i don't have that. Sorry.
    Vin

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  8. Dude, your blog is by far one of the best things that I've ever come across, and I've discovered so much amazing music because of it. I definitely agree with Eliot and hope that you keep on posting new updates, even if the old links remain inactive. Thanks for all the great tunes Stormy.

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  9. Thanks guys i really appreciate all the support.

    Seems i lost quite a bit of music in the dump. I'm working on trying to get it back, and may even ask for help on here. If i get everything back and can find another server that i understand, i'll go through the ridiculous task of re-linking the board. We'll see how it plays out. No promises.

    As far as continuing with posts while trailing 10 years of dead links... well, that's not what i envisioned for this blog. I wanted this to be a kind of archive.

    Vin

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  10. Amazing blog!! Got so much good stuff from here. Thank You Dude!

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  11. thanks for all you did,going to miss this blog

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  12. That's very sad to read this... your blog was really full of gems.
    I really hope you can restart the whole thing because it was really helpful.

    Thanx for all Vin!

    Matteo

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  13. This is sad to read. I have one thing to say: Thank YOU!!!! You have brought so much music knowledge into my life. Thank you! Thank You!!

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  14. Please don't give up on this music blog. I hope you'll be able to find a way to continue doing it. So much great music and information here. I have learned a lot from site. It was bad timing that I accidentally deleted stuff I downloaded recently from "80's Hardcore Grab Bag" post. I hope you can maybe at least re-do download links to that post. Anyway, thank you for all the great music & info and all the time & care that you put into this blog. I hope somehow it will all workout for you to continue it. Good luck with everything.

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  15. First, i can't thank you enough for all the music you've shared. Second, start another blog!! Leave the old links dead, close up B&Q, and begin something new. Unless of course you're sick of the whole thing, but it doesn't really sound that way...

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  16. While I only discovered this blog a few years back, 10 years is one hell of a good run considering most blogs of this sort that were started just a year or two prior have been long dead.
    I've always been a huge advocate for file sharing so it's sad to see any blog be halted for any reason (thankfully yours wasn't victim of federal intervention as I've seen others), but if I could say any blog went out gracefully, it'd be this one.

    That said, I have a proposal: start a new blog. Post new things on this new blog, things that haven't be uploaded here. Maybe pick out a handful of things from this blog to re-up on the new one, and spread them out over time: re-upping everything would be a sure path to madness. Also, instead of posting a batch of 30+ albums per post, try doing maybe five at the most. You're the only blog in recent memory that I've seen who posts big batches like this, and from our end it's kind of a nightmare to dig through it all. If you're doing posts based around a genre or concept (like you've done here with 80's hardcore, gorenoise, etc.) then part them out (like "gorenoise part1," "part2," etc.). Keep flavor text to a few sentences at most.
    Maybe this is how you want to do it, how your writing style is, and if so then I can accept that. But if I were in your shoes and still wanted to do this without re-upping a thousand links, I'd definitely refine and minimize my old approach.

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  17. That's too bad. Just when I thought I heard it all, I came across your blog. I could always count on you for something I missed. I'm bummed. Thank you.

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  18. This was a TREMENDOUS effort and you put an insane amount of care into every post...cheers to ya!

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  19. thanx for your job, it was fantastic blog, many greets...

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  20. Thanks everyone. I'm in the process of getting back the files i lost. I may try to revive this at some point or start something new. We'll see how it plays out.
    Vin

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  21. YESSSSSSSSSSS
    Thank You, Vin!
    Listen To Spermbird's "Nothing Is Easy"!

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  22. Thank you for the last ten years, the work and the tons of stuff.

    Will miss your blog.

    take care

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  23. Really appreciate your hard work on this. i found a lot of real gems here. i have a bunch of burned cd's on my shelf with the covers you made. added a lot to my music collection.

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  24. Can you re-up the Krakdown collection from the 80s hardcore grab bag post? Thanks

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    1. Krakdown anthology mastered

      www24.zippyshare.com/v/dkU5nuxm/file.html

      Enjoy

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    2. Awesome, thank you. Damn shame, this blog was fucking fantastic.

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  25. Thanks for all the great work!

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  26. I would stop here often awaiting the latest update and digging further after my last stop. Your efforts were greatly appreciated by me and so many others. Thank you.

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  27. Thanks for all your time & effort to keep this going for so long. You've turned thousands (at least a couple hundred) onto so much cool shit over the years & I for one have learned so many useless music facts I may never recover. Seems kinda fucked for a server to do this with no warning..Take care & thx again.

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  28. You were one of the best out there, good blogs are dying pretty fast. End of an era I guess, Im on my 9th year with my own blog and next year will probably be the last one.
    Cheers,
    Cesar (All Things Old School)

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  29. Long-time follower here. This is a huge bummer, you had an incredible collection.

    It's possible to edit links automatically using the Blogger API (https://developers.google.com/blogger/docs/3.0/using#WorkingWithPosts). I'm an experienced Python programmer and I would be 100% interested in helping you rewrite all those links automatically.

    As for finding a new home for all that data, maybe an "alternative" file storage system like IPFS could help. That way even if you personally can't host anymore, other people could step in to help.

    Also I'm sure there are a few people out there (myeslf included) who would be willing to help pay for a "dumb" data storage method like Backblaze B2.

    Let me know if you're interested in any of this nerd stuff... I'd hate to lose such a great resource.

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    1. Also how big is all that data? Can't be over 1 TB can it?

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  30. Hey Ourobourbon, thanks for the offer. I was going to look for a storage space pretty soon as i almost have all my files back. Not sure what a TB is, but let's just say it's a fuckload of files. Please email me when you get a chance about the auto-linking.
    Vin

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    1. Anonymous said...
      Please do take Ourobourbon's offer. I think this person has the right ideas help you get this blog back up and running again. I am glad to hear that you almost have all your music files back. Gives me hope that things will eventually be back to normal here. Thanks for not giving up on this great music blog. Good luck with everything. I'll patiently wait for a "good news" post.

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  31. 1 TB is a Terabyte, equal to about 1024 GB (Gigabyte).

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  32. Vin,

    Came here to re-download the Jerry's Kids post and saw this.
    This is just about the saddest news I've seen for a long time. This is definitely the best blog out there. I hope you can get some assistance from some of your tech savvy followers and keep this thing going.

    Best of luck, and thank you for your service!

    Jay

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  33. Thanks everyone.
    Here's that Jerry's Kids EP if anyone needs it:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/qhey60
    Vin

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  34. Gracias por todo el tiempo decicado a subir musica , larga vida a los blogs, larga vida al punk y el hardcore, abrazos y muchas gracias por el esfuerzo y que nunca muera el punk....
    www.arrojalabombapunk.blogspot.com

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  35. Big ups for keeping this up for as long as you've done. I ran Broken Records, Broken Teeth for 3 years about 10 years ago then I gave up. Life happened and my MF account was banned and "my" content removed. Sad to see another one go. A classic. I wish you all the best, brother.

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  36. Can someone please reup the systral?

    Much thanks fir everything!

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    1. Gus, let me check through my drives and find that Systral. Check back in the comments section a few days.
      Vin

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  37. here's that systral:

    Systral unreleased 10inch.zip
    https://www120.zippyshare.com/v/ANhTR8gN/file.html

    Systral 1994-1998.zip
    https://www120.zippyshare.com/v/EadWrfMY/file.html

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  38. Thanks shlager. Again.

    And thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I'm not giving up on the board, and hope to have it back up in a couple months.
    Vin

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    1. Vin,

      What's your email? There are couple of things that I still want to download if possible. Thanks for your all of your work for the last 10 years!

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  39. It's not as great as B&Q was but

    http://drdrunkruinsitforeveryone.blogspot.com/

    has some good stuff worth checking out

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  40. Just want to say thank you, can't think of anything to request right now. Thank you for doing this for so long, i followed your blog from the beginning, all the best to you, cheers!

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  41. And yeah, please keep it, so much valuable info (even if there's no music, but today you can find most of it).

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  42. Hello Vin. I need the downloads from the FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 Deathrock California post. But more than anything I need a download for the Kommunity FK - Close One Sad Eye CD if you have that.

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    1. Brian, i'll post that stuff in here in the next couple days. Please check back.
      Vin

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  43. thanks for keeping this thing going, vin

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  44. Here are the files i still have from the Deathrock post. If anyone has more please post them. I would really appreciate it.

    Deathrock California comp:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/hexw5n

    45 Grave - Dream Hits anthology:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/xzsbgl

    Christian Death - Burnt Offerings collection:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/dckzvv

    D.I. - OC Life anthology:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/9o98k7

    Hell Comes To Your House comp:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/w7zx0x

    Hell Comes To Your House 2 comp:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/k4qqir

    Peace Corpse anthology:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/xbhvqi

    Rikk Agnew - All By Myself:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/sy6bab

    Secret Hate anthology:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/nffpqs

    Social Distortion - Early Distortion:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/cfoqo0

    T.S.O.L. - Sounds of T.S.O.L.:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/wf1x5e

    Super Heroines - 1981-1983:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/34q229

    The Sound Of Long Beach comp:
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/96bmzq

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  45. If anyone has the Legal Weapon anthology, please post it for me. Would really appreciate it. Thanks
    Vin

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  46. Would love to be able to get Naked Raygun, FU's, Admiral, TSOL, Discharge and Charred Remains. Thanks.

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    1. No problem, just check back in a couple days.
      Vin

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    2. Also, the T.S.O.L. is posted above.

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  47. Vin, Endless Blockade discography?

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    1. ot sure if i have the entire discog. I'll post what i can. I'll be dropping links in here tonight. Check back
      Vin

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    2. Vin, El Guapo comp?
      https://www.discogs.com/es/Various-El-Guapo/release/3331157

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    3. El Guapo Comp.zip
      https://www37.zippyshare.com/v/ADvVDJtm/file.html
      CHEERS!!

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  48. I'm commenting here to stay in the loop.

    I'll take whatever you post.

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  49. Sorry for the delay, i'll drop links in here tonight for sure. Media Hits, if there's anything in particular you want just let me know.
    Vin

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    1. Hmmmmm, how about Kalmex and the Riff merchants?

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  50. Admiral - 1990-1991
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/tusoh8

    F.U.'s discography
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/jowm2t

    Discharge - Never Again collection
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/1egq7d

    Naked Raygun - Seven Inch Series
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/j9i2hy

    Charred Remains comp
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/1ye1qf

    Endless Blockade up next
    Vin

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    1. Infest remastered/cleaned up discography please

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  51. Is it possible to get a re-upload of Judge - Demos and Live: 1988-1990?

    http://bloggedquartered.blogspot.com/2009/08/judge-demos-and-live-1988-1990.html

    Thanks.

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  52. Infest and Judge coming up next. Please check back tomorrow.
    Vin

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  53. Here's all i still have from Infest and Judge. I don't have the Infest 2xCD anthology anymore, but the newer anthology sounds much better, it just doesn't have the live radio set.

    Infest remastered anthology
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/uip789

    Infest 1988 Rehearsal
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/9wa1nl

    Judge complete discography
    (includes a better rip of the demo than other file)
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/f8qdym

    Judge demos and live
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/hyzr4f

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  54. i will check for that KALMEX stuff...
    hey stormy; need some help with ENDLESS BLOCKADE? :)

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    1. Hey shlager, Shank discography?
      https://www.discogs.com/artist/1118173-Shank-3

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    2. yes, if you have it, i want it!!
      i have some SHANK stuff but not all…
      check back!

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  55. Here's some KALMEX AND THE RIFFMERCHANTS stuff

    (2004) Electric Bukkake.zip
    https://www46.zippyshare.com/v/9pQxKHgF/file.html

    (2001) It Goes To Eleven.zip
    https://www46.zippyshare.com/v/xTPYxXRZ/file.html

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    1. Thank you!

      Escape is Terminal Blog has a live recording of them, playing Mission Records in 2001. http://escapeisterminal.blogspot.com/2013/12/kalmex-and-the-riffmerchants.html

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  56. SHANK incomplete discography
    alle shank tracks.zip
    https://www51.zippyshare.com/v/wfZxehRY/file.html

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  57. Shlager, thanks for the links brother. Only thing i have by Endless Blockade is the first album and the split with Bastard Noise, so anything you have would be awesome.
    Vin

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  58. here's all the stuff i've got
    mind you; no files are cleaned, no levels are adjusted maybe you can do your "vinnie magic" on this stuff
    i haven't got the split with bastard noise (on mp3), so maybe you can post it here
    cheers!!
    THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE.zip
    https://www37.zippyshare.com/v/sRwfReW3/file.html

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    1. Thanks man! Turns out i only have the Bastard Noise side of the split, sorry.
      Vin

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  59. Do you still have the discography of Frontline?

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    1. Frontline discography
      https://www.sendspace.com/file/qgkq94

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  61. The music you shared was timeless ,thank you your efforts and your time. Punk Rock will never die! This may seem like an odd request but do you happen to have "Gang Life" from Fight For Freedom ? Nothing political here , just interested in the music.

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  62. Hey, Vin, just dropped by to check in and see if there was anything you were missing and looking for. It meant a lot to me to get turned onto so many great records and bands. Thanks for the constant inspiration, especially to get off my ass and start posted from my own collection again.

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  68. Any chance you can please re-upload first two Kommunity FK albums (CD if possible?) at 320 kbps? It's a wasteland of dead links on the web. Thank You!

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  69. Does anyone know if Vin is alive and ok. No comments in a long time. Hope your ok and healthy.

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