I recently cam across a Podcast site that is unbelieveable for those who love live music - www.upthedownstair.net. I have downloaded several concerts and have been grooving for days. I found an REM show from 1985 & a Who show from their 1982 Farewell (ha,ha) tour. I saw both bands on each of those tours…so great memories. I also am a big fan of Americana/No Depression/Alt Country music, and they have the last ever Uncle Tupelo show before Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy went onto found Son Volt & Wilco. I am listening to a 2006 Wilco show right now…SWEET! If you like this kind of music and hit this site, don’t miss the 2 shows by Coffee Creek. This was a side venture by the members from Uncle Tupelo. They played only about a 1/2 dozen shows, all in St Louis where they mainly played a bunch of country covers…truly awesome. But they have a little bit of everything on this site!!!
The recordings are mostly sound board recordings, so the quality is pretty good (better than the hand recorded bootleg tapes I used to buy as a kid), but they haven’t done much editing, so the sound is prett raw…and it is just 64kps.
I download the shows and when I sync using either Media Monkey or WMP11, they go into my music folders. I move them to the Podcast folder because they are all about an hour each with no breaks. I also have to do some renaming of the tags to make them easier to sort.
Even so, I am a happy guy right now!