mercredi 15 juin 2022

Thank you to all those who showed me, again, their support in this new episode of harsh criticism against the blog and my way of offering musical material of such poor quality.












The return of the haters...

Anonym : The beauty is, you can get all of those shows in LOSSLESS format for FREE at http://www.dimeadozen.org/index.php ... No need to download the crap from here. Enjoy. - As for Amazon, I hope that more of UG's discs will appear there.

Jane, you hit the nail on the head. This so called UG is just an old and lonely fart from France. What else do you expect from people who live there? If you look at some of those homemade covers, they even have spelling errors. Lousy work, not worth to "steal". Nowadays photo software is more advanced to do better jobs. Long live Jane and all those who fight against low quality downloads on the internet. In 2022 we all deserve better because we can get better elsewhere.@ Man from Mordor: this sounds like a threat to me, maybe the police should get involved in this. You seem to be a violent criminal.

Thank you Jane for this comment. UG simply sucks. I still wonder why he has so many followers. It seems, most of those who visit this blog do not care about quality, just about file size. The smaller the better.


Jane : Uncle Gil, I first visited your blog about June 8, 2022.
I think I downloaded a ZIP file that spat out some lousy MP3s which sounded thin, degraded, and weak. I deleted them within a few hours.
It was a minor disappointment, but I explored your blog anyway to try to figure out why you do things the way you do. What I found was incoherence and stubbornness.
I am having a very difficult time being sympathetic in regards to your irritation at having your artwork stolen. I am sure you spent several minutes on it, and I do agree that you deserve at least some credit.
However, I wonder if you could have legally protected it as your work. I tend to doubt it. Ultimately, those covers are just memes you created using images of the artists created by others.
You are a weird bird, Uncle Gil. You "grab from the web" whatever you want, muck it up as you see fit, and then act all indignant and aggrieved when someone does the same to you. You oddly think you deserve a lot of respect that you do not actually deserve.

42 commentaires:

cowculator a dit…

I'm SURE she has many friends...
john

Brian Page a dit…

Something's wrong with this Jane woman!

Pudge a dit…

Who the hell is this Jane "person" to inspect and critique another persons blog. If you dont like the offerings, Dont download any. Do everyone a favor and go back to Tarzan.

LittleJack a dit…

Dear Uncle Gil

I comme from time to time to visit your blog. I allways take quite an hour to look at the covers and then to choose only one album, and I have the same feelings as when I was a teenager in a music store and had only the money to buy an album. After downling this album, I take my time to listen all that album one or two times.
Why do I choose only one album when it's possible to dl a lot of albums for free ? Because I've stopped to dl albums, when it's only possible to have time to try a spin or it's not possible to have time to listen to all the albums. With this rule , there is no frustration, but only a great, great, great pleasure to listen entirely to an album.
Your blog is full of a lot of treasure, and I thank you for all your generous shares.

RK NOBLE a dit…

hello, at this stage of the game i really wonder about somebody like jane. given the gift of the internet and all that's available: where/how could someone come up with this nonsense? i enjoy music too much to slide to this lower level. i have found real joy in some of uncle gil's posts. enough said. r. keith

Duke a dit…

Jane if you do not like Uncle Gils site it wont hurt the other members feelings if you go find another music site and leave Uncle Gil alone!

ralph11 a dit…

I guess some people cannot live without critisizing one thing or another. I have met people like this in my life and tried to stay away from them. They seem to enjoy being 'against' something. I just wish they kept their damn opinion private and let other people, who are positive in their actions, do their thing as they see fit. I come to Uncle Gil's blog almost everyday and often download files. Most of the time I get something that I keep and sometimes I will delete the post if I don't like it. It's as simple as that. I don't go round bitching about this and that and get personal about it. There's a lot of work involved in running a blog and I respect that. Others should do the same.
The hell with people like Jane.

Anonyme a dit…

Jane, you hit the nail on the head. This so called UG is just an old and lonely fart from France. What else do you expect from people who live there? If you look at some of those homemade covers, they even have spelling errors. Lousy work, not worth to "steal". Nowadays photo software is more advanced to do better jobs. Long live Jane and all those who fight against low quality downloads on the internet. In 2022 we all deserve better because we can get better elsewhere.@ Man from Mordor: this sounds like a threat to me, maybe the police should get involved in this. You seem to be a violent criminal.

RecordCollector a dit…

Haters will be haters.. People with no life as such. Keep ignoring them, the best way to beat this kind of losers Uncle Jill !!! After all those years I still enjoying your great post, keep up the good work! RC

Anonyme a dit…

@ RecordCollector ... which good work? Converting perfectly fine lossless files into crappy shit? Uncle, why do you steal good things from the web and destroy it and make your "fans" suffer? Don`t you think they deserve better than your "average" bitrate?

Uncle Gil a dit…

@ Anonym coward:
You're stupid. You are talking about files downloaded ten years ago... in .mp3

J. a dit…

Uncle You Make My Days A Great Day By Visitihg Your Blog Every Time Incredible How Many Artist & Their Music I Never Heard Of In A Few Years ill Be 80 And Hope For Many Years To Visit Your Blog A Humble Thank You So Much Greetings

MichaelR a dit…

Thanks, Uncle Gil, for all your efforts and generous shares. The many people who appreciate what you do far outnumber those few who try to make trouble.

Anonyme a dit…

It's just a coupl eof psychopaths having fun. Ignore them and eventually they'll go annoy someone else.

Donnatv a dit…

Who cares what a nobody like Jane thinks. If she doesn't like what she finds here there are plenty of other sites she could go to. There is a lot of rubbish talked about quality but at the end of the day a 40 year old recording is unlikely to be the high quality we expect today - and listening to a conversion to flac or to mp3 won't improve the quality without a lot of very careful editing and adjustment to the original - which isn't usually the case with non-commercial releases. Thank you for all you do UG and keep up the good work.

Bernard a dit…

Hi Uncle, no way!Let it drop! It's always a pleasure to find some gems on your blog (i.e.Sage & Sand vol 3....)
Thanks for your work
Cordialement
Bernard (from Lyon)

Moe a dit…

Thanks for all your hard work. There will always be haters that try to ruin things for the rest. Think of all the people that love your blog and what you do.

Anonyme a dit…

I love music too much to listen to .mp3 tracks. They simply ruin my ears. But it seems that all people above 60 or 70 do not have such a good hearing anymore to enjoy the real sound. Thank God for those blogs who offer lossless tracks, even if you need to pay a dollar or two every now and then. Best regards, Peter

Beemer a dit…


I enjoy this blog and appreciate greatly the work that goes into maintaining it. Only sad people criticise the work of others whilst not having the enterprise to create one of their own. Keep up your good work. Merci beaucoup.

Armin a dit…

Maybe it's true that some over 60 years old can't hear well i belong to this group of people, but i can hear excellently (verified). but I would like to be spared those "anonymous" comments that try to tell me that real country & 50s rockabilly exists everywhere as simply as lossless. they should then kindly rip their own purchased LPs and make them available to others. - don't just tell nonsense and criticize a longtime music expert here. Many thanks Uncle Gil and greetings from Allemagne Armin

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ a dit…

Wow. Thanks for your shares. I had a blog a long time ago and gave it up due to the criticism of people just like this. Good for you if you can carry on. I got tired of it and folded. I still have all my music but the fargin icehole bastiches who complained and contributed nothing but their complaining got none of it.

JDmetrius a dit…

Jane :

Uncle Gil, I first visited your blog about June 8, 2022.
I think I downloaded a ZIP file that spat out some lousy MP3s which sounded thin, degraded, and weak. I deleted them within a few hours.
It was a minor disappointment, but I explored your blog anyway to try to figure out why you do things the way you do. What I found was incoherence and stubbornness.
I am having a very difficult time being sympathetic in regards to your irritation at having your artwork stolen. I am sure you spent several minutes on it, and I do agree that you deserve at least some credit.
However, I wonder if you could have legally protected it as your work. I tend to doubt it. Ultimately, those covers are just memes you created using images of the artists created by others.
You are a weird bird, Uncle Gil. You "grab from the web" whatever you want, muck it up as you see fit, and then act all indignant and aggrieved when someone does the same to you. You oddly think you deserve a lot of respect that you do not actually deserve.

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Jane :

I have merely presented the evidence that you either:
(a) convert your material to MP3 format because you are a mingy schlockmeister, or
(b) present your material in MP3 format because you actually obtain your material in a lossy format from some inferior source and then misrepresent it.
Your apparent response is that you "(a) convert your material to MP3 format because you are a mingy schlockmeister" and you apologize for being a "French asshole" which is a derogatory name I never called you.
To the contrary of your assertion, I do not care to hear myself or spend time analyzing files rather than listening to music.
I use my ears to listen to music, and what you present here on this blog is a lousy, lossy, needlessly inferior product, not worth listening to.
Your blog is fraudulent, but I do find that fact and your incoherent defense of it to be interesting.

JDmetrius a dit…

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Jane :

- First, bt.etree.org does not re-encode files to satisfy "audiophiles," a term you put in quotes to emphasize your contempt.
bt.etree.org directs its uploaders as follows:
"Do not start with source material from lossy compression such as mp3, mp4, or aac. It has already lost some frequencies that cannot be regained. Instead, track down the original .wav source from which the .mp3s were made. You might want to do a little SourceAnalysis on a couple sample tracks of a show to see if what you see is consistent with the type of source you're supposed to have; and to see if the transfer was done properly."
- Second, when you extract data from a CD, you don't get an info sheet.
But, when you download from bt.etree.org, you get an info sheet with the download.
This material was uploaded by a user named "cheeseincident" to bt.etree.org
This user would have created the original info sheet.
Your info *just happens to be an almost exact copy* of the info sheet from bt.etree.org
The only differences in your info sheet is:
a. you added a "?" instead of a blank space for track 20
b. you added a "0" at the front of track numbers "1-9"
c. you used a dash instead of a decimal after each track number
d. you corrected some typos in the song titles
e. you corrected the title to track 11
f. you deleted the statement "I have not made any editing changes to what I extracted from CD."
g. you moved the list of musicians to the top, but its otherwise identical.
So, the evidence is you obtained the info sheet from bt.etree.org and modified it.
You even repeat the exact text at the end:
"CD extraction via EAC
Unknown taper"
- Third, although you say that the reason you present this material in MP3 format is because you obtained it in a lossy format, your stated reason is obviously NOT the true reason you present this material in MP3 format.
The fact is that you present ALL material in this format, even the vinyl albums that you say you rip from your vinyl.
You most certainly do not rip your vinyl directly to MP3. Nobody would do that.
* You either convert everything to MP3 because you are a stingy schlockmeister, or it’s because you actually obtain your material in a lossy format and then misrepresent the material as your own vinyl rips. *
Furthermore, you combined ALL of these individual files from "Grandpa Played the Fiddle" into one single MP3 file.
You either went out of your way to degrade this material sufficiently for your personal purposes before presenting it, or you just lied about where it came from.
You display personal contempt for "audiophiles," even using the term in sneering quotation marks.
Audiophiles are just people who care about high-fidelity sound reproduction.
But, you display active contempt for high-fidelity sound reproduction.
You falsely claim your focus is to "preserve from oblivion these wonderful objects of the past." It’s an obviously false statement.
If it were true, why would you use a lossy format on lossless material that is in the public domain or that isn’t being claimed as copy protected?
You should at least have the decency to delete that false statement from your blog and replace it with an admission “I do not care at all about the quality of my material.” Or, even “I have active contempt for audiophiles.”

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Anonyme :

Thank you Jane for this comment. UG simply sucks. I still wonder why he has so many followers. It seems, most of those who visit this blog do not care about quality, just about file size. The smaller the better. My hearing is still good, that`s why I prefer lossless files, even though it takes 20 more seconds to download them. Have a blessed day ...

The attitude of this so called Uncle stinks. But what do you expect from a 70+ year old idiot? Thank you Jane for sharing the lossless files. What amazes me is that this blog still has followers and "grateful" people for those "rare" finds.

HometownUnicorn a dit…

Whatever! Thank you for curating this amazing collection, turning on younger folks that missed these nuggets!! Cheers!!

Anonyme a dit…

What a silly comment from Jane (and an equally silly, and needlessly abusive, follow-up from Anonymous). I have followed UG for years (and missed him during his downtime of a year or so ago) because of the unmatched selection of rare, original recordings in genres I have come to appreciate (hillbilly bop, old-school C&W, rockabilly) mostly because the music is available in such generous profusion on this site. Jane's bit torrent site shows nothing in these genres. Who knows what is hidden in the user forums of Anon's bit-torrent hangout?

Sure, it would be great if UG posted FLAC files, but I am grateful for the good work he and others on this site posting rare albums and thoughtfully curated synthetic LPs (and, BTW, I really like the covers) at 320kbs. Please keep up your work!

Best,

Sam

Anonyme a dit…

Some vinyl is low quality & I've had complaints that a FLAC file wasn't FLAC because the idiot didn't know anything other that what they thought they saw\heard.

I don't understand why people would not download a file they want just because it's "low quality" surely if a better copy isn't available & the only copy anywhere in any quality is the one that can be downlowded here anybody intelligent would say thank you.

old rock a dit…

LOVE THIS BLOG..FOREVER

emil

Tel a dit…

Uncle Gil Keep On Doing What You're Doing,You Have Loyal Followers

Aunt Jill a dit…

I just hate audiophile snobbery and audiophile snobs. Most of them can't hear the difference anyway. Proof is that they need software to check bitrates. Go away and let us enjoy what Uncle Gil offers.

The Hound a dit…

Sorry to hear people write garbage like that, but just ignore them don't even read or comment on them they don't even deserve any of your precious time you know you have many people that appreciates what you do. Rocking Eddie Ps: Still my favourite Site.

Dave a dit…

Take no notice of Jane and the other clown they tryin to stir up trouble on the Twilight Zone blog now but everybodys ignoring the idiots. Great site,end of.

LittleJack a dit…

Bonjour Uncle Gil

Old Rock a dit "love this blog...forever". Tout est dit en 4 mots !
Bien sûr, je partage l'avis de tout ceux qui font des éloges de ton blog et de tout ceux qui te remercient, c'est totalement mérité.

A propos des 2 ignobles individus qui balancent des sal.peries, comme dit Ralph 11, il y en a toujours et il y en aura toujours.
Depuis l'apparition des réseaux sociaux ils déversent leur haine partout, ou bien diffament à tout bout de champ. Notamment, ils essaient de dézinguer tout ce qu'ils sont incapables de faire, mais bien sûr en signant sous un faux nom. La phrase d'Audiard reste toujours d'actualité :"les cons ça ose tout, c'est à ça qu'on les reconnaît"!!!!

Maintenant revenons à ce qui est beaucoup plus intéressant et passionnant : ton blog. Tu proposes une quantité astronomique de vinyls que l'on ne retrouve sur aucun autre blog ! Il y a 10 ans... j'aurais probablement téléchargé la moitié des albums que tu présentes au fil des jours, car ton blog est une véritable caverne d'Ali Baba ;-) . Aujourd'hui, je préfère télécharger un album de temps en temps, que je vais écouter en entier et d'une seule traite. Puis, je remets les morceaux que j'ai préférés et les écoutes plusieurs fois. C'est ce que je faisais dans les années 70 et 80, à chaque achat d'un album,et encore aujourd'hui, je retrouve le même plaisir qu'à cette époque.
Une seule ombre au tableau : j'ai parfois téléchargé un de tes albums sans dire merci....toutes mes excuses pour ce comportement grossier ! Et du coup, pour me rattraper, je t'adresse 1000 mercis!
Avec toutes mes amitiés.

LittleJack a dit…

Oups, j'oubliais...j'adore le chat, en haut de la page d'accueil !!!!!

Manhatan a dit…

Hi Uncle Gil,

Bienvenue au Club ! Je compatis !
Reçu les mêmes critiques (voleur !, escroc!, fait honte au Blues !, etc ...) !
Ce qui m'étonne c'est que ces idiots reviennent toujours ! Moi si je n'aime pas un resto ou quelqu'un je n'y retourne pas ! Des masos frustrés sans doute ...
Bref, je passe +10H par jour pour rechercher, tagger, renommer correctement les albums : c'est le moins que l'on puisse faire pour rendre hommage à tous ces merveilleux artistes qui m'ont fait aimer la musique et surtout le Blues.
Quelqu'un a écrit : "Haters will be haters, ever !" donc cher Uncle Gil fais comme moi : ignore-les royalement, c'est une perte d'énergie inutile alors qu'un bon blog en réclame des tonnes !!
Bon courage et longue vie à ton super Blog quoiqu'on en dise !

Amicalement
Chris-France

spoofer12345 a dit…

i think you are a wonderful person for putting up these fabulous mp3s.
i love your blog and can never wait to see what your putting up next.
and as for all you nasty grabbers putting this man down. you should be ashamed of yourselves.
keep going uncle gil, your the best blog on the internet.
love ya mate
john from england

Torquemada a dit…

Salut Uncle, un travail comme le tien devrait etre remboursé par la sécurité sociale (ici en France pour le moins).
N'étant pas un spécialiste des genres musicaux véhiculés par le blog, tu me fais découvrir énormément de bonnes choses.
Dieu te le rendra (enfin peut etre qui sait...). Merci pour tout.

Hexfxtriks a dit…

"The beauty is, you can get all of those shows in LOSSLESS format for FREE at http://www.dimeadozen.org/index.ph"
The joke is this is an out of date crappy site. What a pathetic attempt to think they can lure people with nonsensical remarks to get them to try crimeadozen. Jane is a moron and Anon is a coward. Case closed.

Star Studded Sham a dit…

I can't understand people complaining about something they are getting for free! If you don't like the site go somewhere else. Nobody is making anyone DL anything or charging for it so what is the problem with these idiots?

DD a dit…

Thanks as always UG

Anonyme a dit…

Dear Uncle Gil. I have been visiting your blog for many years.
This is very nice for me.
And a great compilation of good albums, many of which I'm discovering thanks to you.
It's not about downloading to sell or do bad things.
It is only to live.
Thanks to this music I am charged with peace and love.
I congratulate your great covers and everything you do.
For me, sharing this is doing a good deed to those who love true music.
Thank you very much dear friend.
Never pay attention to gossip.
Live long please to give us much more illusion to all of us.
Always the best .
A big fan of Eddie Cochran.
I greet you very cordially Jose from Spain.

Anonyme a dit…

Dear Uncle Gil. I have been visiting your blog for many years.
This is very nice for me.
And a great compilation of good albums, many of which I'm discovering thanks to you.
It's not about downloading to sell or do bad things.
It is only to live.
Thanks to this music I am charged with peace and love.
I congratulate your great covers and everything you do.
For me, sharing this is doing a good deed to those who love true music.
Thank you very much dear friend.
Never pay attention to gossip.
Live long please to give us much more illusion to all of us.
Always the best .
A big fan of Eddie Cochran.
I greet you very cordially Jose from Spain.

Tiny a dit…

Carry on carrying on Uncle Gil , balls to the trolls , You can't grow a rose garden without a few pricks in it ;)