In July of 2009, I got an email purporting to be from Google, with a cease and desist order. This related to an old blog post, featuring some very OLD music.
When I started this MP3 blog (and that term seems very quaint and
antiquated now!), I was under no illusions that what we were doing was
anything other than... well, illegal. Copyright Infringement. That sort
But I sold the idea to the other members of Johnny Domino as a way for us to stay in contact with each other and maybe promote the "work" we were doing.
Anyway, I always told myself (and my now-wife), that if I ever got a C&D order I would pull the plug.
So when it came through, I - quite frankly - freaked out and deleted all of the posts.
WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE:
All the files (images and mp3s) were stored on the Johnny Domino website
server, so I should have just disabled hotlinking from the blog. That
way, all the writing we worked on (and all the lovely comments we
received) would be safe forever.
Before I pulled the posts, I created a PDF of the whole site. And I have
most of the comments as Blogger automatic-notification emails.
So - for no real reason AT ALL - I've decided to put them all
online again, linking wherever possible to the songs we talked about on
Spotify. I'll even add a comments digest for posts.
This will take time! And who knows? Eventually we might add some new stuff (somehow!).
But for the moment, I'm just enjoying looking back at a time when
(really) pretty much all we cared about was music, before we all got
married and (some of us) had kids - hilariously, this is pretty much as
wild as our wild young days got.