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# of LINKS Today: 1,717 (1,875+ in progress)
Sept. 7, 2010 UPDATE: As Mega Super Mammoth approaches the 1 million-hit mark, I’m finally rousing myself to perhaps get in here in the coming days and cleaning up and updating the site. I’m actually a bit stoked about doing this, something I’ve not felt for two years. Now that yet another person has screwed me over, the allure of working with something more impersonal has appeal. Hopefully you will see some progress here this week. I’ll try to start including all your new suggestions. Thank you. -Evan
Dec. 21, 2009 UPDATE: Again, I’ve logged in after being off the site for most of the year. I’ve gotten myself into it all pretty deep: life, that is. The blog continues to exist as a petrified bug in amber; the edges eaten away by deterioration and time, thus a lot of dead or changed links. Now I have a huge job to do here and I still don’t feel like doing it. As I said a couple of months ago, I’ve been out of commission for the last year–almost all of 2008 and all of 2009–and the site is a mess, I realize. Some major sites that were linking to me seem to have gone; and who can blame them. I obviously can no longer subsidize the blog of the year contest or devote time to it. Despite all of the dead links and all the cleaning up that needs doing around here, a lot of you still seem to find the site useful. I even got contacted by a guy from NPR about it, but I had to decline participating in his radio report. But, you know, it’s the cockeyed caravan of life: all the stuff about leaving your wife and losing your job and falling in love and being dumped. All that’s the stuff of sad songs, and the rugged ole hide of the mammoth has a few scars to show for it. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have time to update this site, but it may happen soon. At least I’ve logged into here after not doing so since early this year. Thanks for your patience. Love ya all. -Evan
This is the ORIGINAL, authentic MEGA SUPER MAMMOTH MP3 Blog List, found ONLY at the GRAVYBREAD blog here. Accept no substitutes or impostors.
What’s on this page?:
BlogSites “rated” according to a highly subjective system that defies explanation and is in accordance with my personal tastes, which are pretty wide-ranging. I tend to prefer full-album blogs over single-track sample ones and appreciate sites that offer massive quantities. The ratings are otherwise super-subjective and not meant to offend. The assumption is that all the blogs listed here are worth checking.
Trust, but verify…
What the “ratings” mean:
Blog without bold letters = a good blog of its type, but one of lesser interest to me for various reasons: eg., might contain typical pop, rap or other forms of newish commercial/popular music that are not my bag (they may be yours), or may have good samples of obscure-ish indie/garage/bar bands, or may offer cuts rather than full albums. Always worth checking for the odd or unexpected surprise.
Blog with bold letters/lowercase = a good blog of some interest or niche value with good material; worth checking occasionally.
** Blog with bold letters/two asterisks/lowercase = Blog of high interest with unique items; worth checking weekly or at least monthly.
*** Blog with bold letters/three asterisks = Blog of primary interest (to me) and worth checking regularly. Unique material and/or lots of it.
*** BLOG WITH CAPITAL LETTERS/three asterisks = Top-of-the-line blog of strongest interest to me (tends to have unique rarities) and worth checking daily or weekly.
Want to be listed here? Just leave a comment and ask/request. If you have a lot of free music to offer and appear to have a serious/viable share blog, then you’re in like Flynn. If you are a pay service, don’t even bother trying (your message will get the heave-ho). Also, comments welcome if you found the blog useful.
Two Ways to Access the Content
You can go to the bar at the top of this page to get to the “Mega” A–Z listings. You can access these from any of the pages. Also, they can be accessed at the bottom of this page. There also are other link access points on the pages.
Now in the Gravybread Annex Archive: Our famous “Pact with the RIAA.”
NEWS and Opinion for the MP3 Obsessive:
SO YOU WANT TO START A MUSIC BLOG AT WORDPRESS?: Don’t do it. I’ve noticed a lot of music sharing blogs are deleted by wordpress.com, causing people to lose a lot of work and forcing them to restart their blogs at Blogger or elsewhere. WordPress doesn’t seem to have much tolerance for outright music-sharing. -EG
Hey kids, we’re now fortified with Super Fuck-you Regeneration Power! That means that Mega Super Mammoth is periodically saved in html form so that we can be back online promptly in case of some catastrophe.
The mammoth hunts, but he also makes provisions for his survival.
Why I’m not breaking out the entries at Mega Super Mammoth into specific genre categories. Several of you have suggested that I list sites/blogs by particular style or genre of music. This would work for some blogs, but a whole lot of others—perhaps the majority of them—feature such an eclectic array of styles that categorization would be, if not impossible, then certainly inelegant. My main reason for not displaying blogs by category is a philosophical one: I believe that preaching to the choir never results in enlightenment. I prefer that people stumble through here and maybe discover something they might not otherwise have heard. Separating things into categories siphons people off into things they already know. That’s not what life’s about, as far as I’m concerned. -Evan G
GET these buttons: Totally Fuzzy has made some handy widget images (of Totally Fuzzy and of us, Mega Super Mammoth) for use in your blogroll/sidebar. Images and codes for these buttons can be found at Totally Fuzzy/Link. You can see the Totally Fuzzy one I am using in the sidebar over to the right.
The Little Guy Introduces You:
This cute little tiny mammoth feller (bit of an oxymoron, wot?), sidles his soft fur and brittle newborn tusks up against the latest blogs added to this list. Watch for “The Little Guy” whenever you’re looking for new additions made within the last 30 days here at Mega Super Mammoth. -EG
A word of advice: If you use any of the blogs you find here, please leave positive comments for those blogmasters, especially if you download or sample anything. It’s courteous and only takes a few seconds to do. REMEMBER to bookmark or blogroll us because the list is dynamic and updates will be added regularly. If “Mega Super Mammoth MP3 Blog List” is too mega-long a title, you can list us as Mega Super Mammoth (OR) Gravy Bread (OR) whatever else sounds good.
The Not-So-Mammoth Disclaimer:
Neither the blogmaster nor WordPress are responsible for any heinousness you might encounter by clicking on any of the links herein at Mega Super Mammoth. We’re not responsible for whatever experience you might have in downloading files posted by other bloggers or sitemasters at Rapidshare, Megaupload or other locales. This site is a collection of existing links to other websites and nothing more. There is no music stored on this website or shared by it; therefore, there is no intellectual property infringement whatsoever. By clicking on any of the site links herein, you agree to these terms.
And Now, THE LISTS
COMMENTS BELOW WILL BE WEEDED/DELETED from time to time to keep the page size reasonable.