Hi Stuart, I have a recording of what is purported to be the Peel session by The Sugarcubes on my youtube channel. There are many comments on the upload stating that it is a fake. On the page at 04 January 1988 there is a recording of part of this session listed, but unfortunately the link is incomplete. Steve W advised that I should ask you as you made the page. Is there any way that I could get hold of this file as the three tracks which are on it would confirm whether or not the five tracks that I have are authentic. Thanks Vibracobra23 (talk) 10:19, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Stuart, very much appreciated. The file confirms that at least 3 of the 5 tracks which make up my upload of the session on YouTube are genuine and, obviously, I have every reason to suspect that the other 2 tracks are also genuine. Hopefully the comments calling the upload a fake will now stop. I owe you.Vibracobra23 (talk) 20:01, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
I'm writing a piece for The Independent about the rise of Wikia as a resource; I'm really keen to speak to a Wikia admin to talk a bit about their experience of using the site. I'm on a terribly tight deadline – just wondered if you might be around tonight (Monday 19th) or tomorrow morning for a quick 10-minute phone conversation? My email is email@example.com.
PS – I'm leaving the same message on Steve W's wall, apologies for cluttering it :)
Many thanks for your interest. I've only recently become an admin and that was really because I do so much editing of the site, but I wasn't otherwise involved in the setting up of the site, its design, policies, user lists and all the other stuff that goes along with being a Wikia admin! So I'm not qualified to speak from an admin's point of view, and I'm not around in the morning.
Fwiw, I find the Wikia site somewhat like Wikipedia but a bit easier to use, and there's less of the pressure that you get on "Wikipedia proper" in terms of style guidelines, neutrality, source citations etc. Certain aspects of the site are kind of fixed but there's enough flexibility to allow us to do what we want with it.
I see from the Independent biog that you are in Scritti Politti, I'd no idea they were still around! I remember being into the Songs To Remember album in a big way. I found your Spotify article very interesting. As an early Spotify adopter I wondered how my £10 per month got allocated; I'd like to think that if I chose a track to play this would allocate some of that to the artist/record company. So I have been adding some Spotify links on the site to individual tracks.
I see you've been doing some detective work on the first batch of SL tapes!
We seem to have too many minutes for the 24th November 1991 show - but files b and c do overlap files a and d. So b and c are the dance edits and a and d are the main show (minus some dance edited tracks but including others....) will do my track splicing bit to try to recreate the running order but only after a good night's kip and a clear head!
Thanks for your message. Actually, this was a bonus item: I have been trying to identify the AK shows re a complete list I've been putting together. I realised that the separate track listings did not add up, so I left them as they were rather than trying to concatenate them (with the duplicated tracks). Hope you can make some sense of the way they've been recorded!
Well I think I have pieced together the show order, with just the slight discrepancy in the placing of the Queen track in the dance edit version of the show. Looks like the last three tracks of file c did in fact belong to the 30th November so I've updated both pages.
Well a mystery contributor added it to the World_Service_96-97 page, step33. That didn't work for the later segments of that show, but I just experimented and step34 step35 and step36 worked. That's also on that page.
Also I tried harryx and that unlocked the other January 1997 Show, which I think must be the 5th, as the filename implies it is earlier than the show that sav.eloi dated as the 12th.