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January 3, 2013

More Music from Astyages

I was telling the piglets over at the Pigs’ Arms (  It’s the best virtual pub in e-space!) that I’d had some fun the other day playing my new Epiphone Les Paul Special II through a tiny 3-watt Orange ‘Micro-Crush’ amplifier and said I’d post a few recordings I’d made. Unfortunately I appear to be having some difficulty with the file-sharing website I usually use and while I suspect it’s just a temporary glitch and have contacted 4-shared’s tech support for help, I thought that in the meantime I’d try to post some of them direct from my pc. If I can do that here, then maybe I can do it over there (although as a mere ‘contributor’ I don’t have as much control over what and/or how I post things over there as I do here; that’s why I’m trying it here first!)

Anyway, assuming this experiment works, I do hope you’ll enjoy the following songs:

(Sorry folks… I seem to be having some difficulty getting these links to work… but I’m trying hard to rectify the problem, so please do come back later; I’m sure I’ll have it fixed soon… – Asty)

(Hehehehe! Long story short: Got it sussed! Hope you all enjoy these!)

BTW, in case anyone is interested, I’m currently looking for a bassist; if you’re a bassist, live within easy travelling distance of Paradise, SA, and/or play any other instrument (including vocals; looking for harmonists) and think you may be able to contribute to the ‘Burnside Refugees’ (who may be considering a name-change soon…) please contact me by leaving a comment on this thread. Also please take note that I installed a ‘band-page’ widget yesterday, and once I figure out how it works, I guess we’ll have a ‘Band Page’ for the ‘Reffoes’…

NB: Constructive criticism is welcome, as are all comments, but insulting comments from the ignorant will be ignored and removed.

POSTSCRIPT: If you’re having trouble accessing these files, it may be that you need to sign up for a 4-shared account in order to do so; in which case, I can recommend 4-shared as a file-sharing service; I’ve never had any trouble with them in the several years I’ve had an account there… so don’t be scared; these are good guys; go ahead and sign up! (Asty)



  1. I don’t know what to suggest, ‘Shoe; you know I’m a technophobe and neo-Lluddite… they all worked for me when I tried ’em yesterday.

    You might try checking your security and/or file-sharing settings, I suppose… I wonder if they work for the other piglets… or if any of them have even tried them yet…

    I posted them on the Pigs Arms too, but they’re still ‘awaiting review’; I’ve a feeling that maybe MJ is reluctant to post them ’cause when i played them back on 4-shared, I must confess they sounded rather ‘tinny’… that’s the problem with 4-shared; no matter how I edit my music it always sounds tinny when played back through their player. Sounded a lot better on my computer; and better still live; I’m afraid I’m not very good at sound-editing really yet… but I’ll learn! (And, of course, you must imagine them with a bass and drums etc…)

    Maybe I should’a’ recorded some of my more recent acoustic ‘fingerstyle’ blues; it’s fingerpickin’ good!

    Comment by astyages — January 6, 2013 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

    • Further thoughts on what may be the problem ‘Shoe… maybe you need to be a ‘4-shared’ member in order to access files…? If so, I can recommend 4-shared as a file sharing service; never had any problems with them, and they don’t spam you at all… only think I don’t really like is the way their player makes all my recordings sound ‘tinny’, no matter how I edit them! You should hear what these sound like on my pc!


      Comment by astyages — January 9, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  2. I needed to include a downcast face to demonstrate disappointment. 😦

    Comment by sandshoe — January 6, 2013 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

    • I understand your frustration, ‘Shoe, but I’ve just tried one of these links again and it worked for me… logically this suggests that the problem must be with some setting or other on your pc… but I still don’t know what to suggest… Sorry! Wonder if they’ll work if MJ posts them at the PA…

      😐 (This is my ‘sorry, I can’t help’ and ‘feeling frustrated’ face…)

      Comment by astyages — January 7, 2013 @ 12:02 am | Reply

    • My apologies, ‘Shoe, it was a ‘permissions’ problem at MY end… but it should be sorted now, if you’d like to give the links another try. Best o’ luck!

      Comment by astyages — January 10, 2013 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

    • ‘Shoe, perhaps you might be a little less disappointed if you go and check out theseustoo’s youtube channel… I’ve just posted another train song, this time featuring myself warbling on the twangalang with Abner on the tish-boom-bah…

      I do hope you’ll check it out!

      Comment by astyages — February 17, 2013 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  3. I’m afraid I can’t get any of the links to work asty, again. It tells me each I click on is ‘not a valid file name’.

    Comment by sandshoe — January 6, 2013 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

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