Saturday, February 11, 2017

Where Has The Music Gone?

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I recall a time, not so long ago, when there was a proliferation of websites devoted to sharing the music of regional and even nationally recognized indie rock bands and performers. There were so many that there was a sub-genre of music known (amusingly) as 'Blog Rock'. The blogs provided a treasure trove of indie rock styles with bands such as Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio and Fleet Foxes leading the charge. At various times, I was sampling as many as five-hundred songs per week. Alas, something changed over the last 24 months as most of those wonderful blogs began to disappear, providing fewer options for relatively unknown artists to get their music heard and loved by new fans. One of the relatively reliable (in terms of quality and output) is a relative old-timer, having first appeared in 2006.The Indie Rock Playlist is still an invaluable resource to those who want to know what's happening outside the music mainstream.
I'm not sure if there was outside pressure applied to any blogs or if the grind of compiling and producing the blogs became too much for the publishers. Maybe the sheer number of blogs competing for page views caused many to shut down. Unfortunately, there isn't much documentation on any aspect of these blogs; all I know is that the large number of links I have are of no use.
We will continue striving, scouring the web for the best new music and we will continue presenting it. Meanwhile, if you have a favorite source for indie rock (legal) downloads, comment below.
Long Live Rock

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Egg Radio Blog Will Soon Turn Six!

On June 22nd,  this blog (our little piece of the internet) will be six years old. We've published something like 250 posts but each one was written by hearts full of passion for the music we broadcast and the listeners who have supported Egg Radio since 2005. We are very proud to have survived so much chaos and craziness through the years, celebrating friends made and (sadly) lost as time passed, and we are grateful for every second spent doing our very best to keep you entertained and informed about artists you might not otherwise know. We've been very fortunate to have so many readers, as well. Check out the stats on the right. Sure, 82,000 doesn't seem like that many... but, for a little old internet station, it averages almost 14,000 views annually and we're okay with that! We have and we will always be about the one art form we love above all others: Music lifts the spirit, frees the soul, expands horizons and gives us comfort in every situation.
The internet was still kinda new when Egg Radio was born but, even after (nearly) twelve years online, we have lost not an ounce of passion for this project. It is a labor of love from us to you.
Have a fantastic 2017!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Listeners... WANTED!

Have ya heard? Egg Radio is BACK!
Great music. Good stuff. Sounds great!

Needs listeners.

More than one or two.

We have room for 1,000.

If you come to the blog, you can download one of the streaming links up on the right hand side of the page. One you download it, open up the Download file on your Compy and click it. Instant linkage to the best effin' music stream on the internet.

We need you and we will take care of you. We love our listeners. Egg Island is your home away from home.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Music? Yeah, We've Got That

When I write these posts, I have a hard time remembering just what we've added over the last few days, so... instead of relying on my faulty neurons/synapses/whatevers, I've decided to just screenshot the file before loading it into the system. Are we Hi-Tek or what? (We'll be posting these screen shots with each new music upload.) These are amazing songs from artists that you maybe haven't heard and we think you'll really enjoy them. You can always post your opinions in the comments section and if you like what you hear, spread the word! As always, thank you for listening, for your love and for your support!