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Why so little folk music on Morpheus?

GUEST,emily rain 27 Jan 02 - 08:42 PM
sophocleese 27 Jan 02 - 08:46 PM
ddw 27 Jan 02 - 08:58 PM
Anahootz 27 Jan 02 - 09:38 PM
Clinton Hammond 27 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM
SeanM 28 Jan 02 - 12:23 AM
Clinton Hammond 28 Jan 02 - 12:25 AM
SeanM 28 Jan 02 - 12:59 AM
Clinton Hammond 28 Jan 02 - 01:03 AM
Anahootz 28 Jan 02 - 01:05 AM
GutBucketeer 28 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM
Mark Cohen 29 Jan 02 - 02:07 AM
GUEST,PaulM 29 Jan 02 - 04:06 AM
Devilmaster 29 Jan 02 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,BluesRockFolkSka 29 Jan 02 - 06:37 AM
mack/misophist 29 Jan 02 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,PaulM 29 Jan 02 - 09:29 AM
GUEST,PaulM 29 Jan 02 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,petr 29 Jan 02 - 07:31 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 29 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM
Mark Cohen 29 Jan 02 - 11:14 PM
Anahootz 30 Jan 02 - 12:04 AM
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Subject: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,emily rain
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 08:42 PM

i was always a naughty napster fan, and now that napster is a pay service i've taken my business to morpheus. (download at www.musiccity.com... the page loads very slowly, due to an over abundance of ads) it's a better system than napster despite the ads, and i thought that it would be wildly popular.

but where are all you guys? there's hardly any good folk music on morpheus. how am i gonna get my free fix without you?

(this thread would also be a good place to wax self-righteous on the topic of whether or not free web-based music exchanges are good or bad for the biz... have at it.)


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: sophocleese
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 08:46 PM

There's a fair bit of Led Zeppelin....


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: ddw
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 08:58 PM

emily,

where you been? haven't seen one of your posts here for at least a year.

david


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Anahootz
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 09:38 PM

Morpheus is ok, but a better service is audiogalaxy. Just music...no weird "14midgets2horsesand5lbsofLard.mpg" when you type in "Wild Horses". You can get AGS from downloads.com On the topic of free web-based music, I believe that any exposure to an artist is good exposure. I live in AK, and the chances of me hearing live folk music that doesn't suck are suprisingly low. Nor is the option of blowing thousands of dollars on CD's of folk artists who could suck a desirable thing. My solution is to download music from the 'net. If I find a particular artist that I enjoy, I usually find out what label they are on and, if it is a small label, I buy their product to support them.


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM

See... I hated audiogalaxy.. The tricks to morpheus are timing and knowing how to do a good search... use the advanced options and fill out as much as you can...

As to why not so much folk, well, you don't really expect folk music to be wildly popular do you?? Especially across the demographic of average computer users??

Anything in particular you're looking for?

.-)


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: SeanM
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:23 AM

I ran morpheus for a week, found nothing that was to my tastes (which I consider pretty broad) that I'd not already purchased, and as a final indignity Morpheus installed (without my permission) something called "3D Bubbleviewer" that so hideously scrambled my system that I finally wound up having to reformat the C drive to get rid of it.

No more for me, thank you. Unfortunately, I don't buy as many CDs either now, since I can't find out if I like them or not first.

M


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:25 AM

"Morpheus installed (without my permission)"

Morpheus didn't install anything without your permission...

.-)


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: SeanM
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 12:59 AM

You're right, Clinton. It just clicked the mousebutton on the computer while I was away and installed it with my unconscious permission... yeah...

But seriously - all I knew was I'd left it running a search for 20 minutes, came back and closed it (and it'd been the ONLY thing running besides my firewall and net connection since startup), and when it shut down there was a popunder saying "Thank you for installing 3D Bubbleviewer". That was the last time the computer worked until we reformatted.

M


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 01:03 AM

That why you should never let software update itself...

.-)


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Anahootz
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 01:05 AM

If you read through the mishmash on your screen when you were installing Morpheus, you would have noticed that the "terms of use" agreement has a clause concerning bundling of software. One of the programs bundled with Morpheus is, in fact, 3-d bubbleviewer. By agreeing, or saying "yeah yeah yeah" and clicking "accept" WITHOUT reading, you agreed to download all the other bundled crap that comes with the Program. Next time, read the terms, and next time, customize the install...It will save you time, money and headaches.


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 28 Jan 02 - 11:51 PM

I found that Morpheus, Grokster, Kaazaa, all use the same network, and were pretty good some time ago. Now however, the searches seem to get bogged down and the things that I look for just aren't there, or my searches don't get to them. Same with bearshare and the different services that use that network.

I have been using audio galaxy lately and it seems to have more of the obscure stuff that I like than the others. This includes 20s and 30s jazz as well as jug band music and novelty songs.

I read somewhere that some of the networks get bogged down by too many users. Maybe that is what is happening.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 02:07 AM

Interesting. When I first tried to check out this site, I typed in www.morpheus.com and reached a site that said, more or less, "This is not a music site. If you want Morphius, click here." Now, if you type in www.morpheus.com, you are automatically switched to the correct name, which is "Morphius". Maybe that's why when I mentioned this confusion before, somebody confidently assured me that the correct name of the site was "Morpheus". (It isn't.) It doesn't really matter, but it's interesting that the other site had to give up the ghost, even though they had it spelled right!

Anahootz, I have the same problem here in Hawaii (except for Hawaiian music, of course: the Borders here in Hilo has an entire aisle of that!) If I had the time to go looking for music, I'd do the same thing.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,PaulM
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 04:06 AM

Mark,

The software is called Morpheus, the site to download it from is www.musiccity.com

Morphius is something completely different.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Devilmaster
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 05:17 AM

If there isn't much folk music on morpheus or any other peer2peer, its probably the 'inner circle's' fault! :)

Steve


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,BluesRockFolkSka
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 06:37 AM

As a former Napster user, I switched to AudioGalaxy.
At first, you have to get used to it, but after a while you discover advantages over Napster-likes (WinMx or Morpheus).

There is plenty of folk and relatively obscure music on AudioGalaxy.
And I like the possibility to schedule songs for downloading that are not online at the moment but are present in the database, which means they ever were on-line.


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 09:09 AM

When I looked at Kazaa, Ad-Aware immediately identified it as spyware. When I asked the Help Desk at AudioGalaxy if there were any security issues involved in using their product (exposure to malicious code or whatever), they failed to respond. This might not be such a good idea. Spyware is OK, I guess, if you agree to it; malicious code is a no no.


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,PaulM
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 09:29 AM

misophist

I just downloaded AudioGalaxy and the default installation does install such spyware nasties as Gator etc.

A custom installation seems OK though.

Having said that I'm impressed with the range of obscure folkie stuff compared with Morpheus.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,PaulM
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 05:39 PM

Having played with it all evening, I've got to say that I'm very impressed with the range of obscure stuff that is available on audiogalaxy.

I've found loads of unavailable Nic Jones stuff, and a (not folk but really nice) Psychic TV song that I've been after for literally ages.

Right now, I don't care how malicious the code might (or might not) be.

I'm listening to tunes that I've not been able to, for love or money, listen to before.

I'm excited

Paul


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 07:31 PM

I tried morpheus but found very little music I was interested in. Then I forgot about it, but noticed that my computer was slowing down to the point it would take minutes to load a page. It turns out that morpheus is designed to use the fastest computers on the network with the fastest connections. As soon as I got rid of it everything was fine.


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM

Post the files/artists/songs you are seeking.

Right Here

I will return, and log into Morpheus to pass on the desired information. Hopefuly, other DT believers will help out also.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:14 PM

PaulM, thanks for clearing up my confusion.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Why so little folk music on Morpheus?
From: Anahootz
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:04 AM

Ok GUESTgargoyle, gimme a snake chapman tune from morpheus...specifically, "snake's tune"


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