RIP Onassis

Well, first it was my headphones. Today my brother "accidentally" erased my folder labeled as "Onassis" were I kept most of the mp3's in my computer. A really bad week for my music collection. Came here to mourn and to do a little notes on our sidebar updates. Still undergoing some changes but I've added this week more links to highly recommended sites worth bookmarking, take a peek:

Little Radio - little radio keeps track of the most relevant posts of several mp3 blogs around the world. If you're too busy to visit most of the mp3 blogs out there I'd recommend you to visit little radio, really does the job a lot easier.

The ghost in the machine - A nice surprise this week. Ghost makes some of the most interesting podcasts I've heard. Amazing selections.

Mars needs guitars - Shoegaze fans go here, Now!

I'm also using my spare time to endorse some of the most exciting movies I've seen and because I know how much you like reading other people's lists. I'm not rating them from the highest to the lowest because I love them all in a same degree. Needless to say, if you have the chance to see them, I strongly suggest you do so. I'll also buy them from you if you've got no soul and think they're extremely pretentious and boring movies (tip: mail me if you'd like to sell!):

  • Sunrise (Murnau, 1928)
  • Amelie (Jeunet, 2001)
  • 10 (Kiarostami, 2002)
  • Ai no Corrida (Oshima, 1976)
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman, 1953)
  • Lost Highway (Lynch, 1997)
  • The adventure (Antonioni, 1960)
  • Lancelot (Bresson, 1974)
  • Romance (Breillat, 2000)

And finally, for those in need of music, one of the few mp3's that survived the deleting massacre, enjoy:

Harry Nilsson - are you sleeping

*This post has been edited.
Image by Tra Selhtrow.


  • At 6:02 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    uh oh. this is bad. Moka has no music.

  • At 7:21 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger madpercolator said…

    Uy. Primero lo del pie y ahora esto! I am doing a little good luck jig around my computer for you.

    Si tienes Gmail y paciencia, te mando lo que me pides de mp3s. madpercolator at gmail dot com. Ask for whatever - if I have I send + gmail has a ton of storage per account...

    But you will have better luck, now, because of the jig. :D

  • At 7:35 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Thought exercise. What happens when me, lost my entire music memory (digital and brain) what would people suggest for me to listen to. (each person only allowed 10 albums)

    I wonder what album I will try to get first to rebuilt my music persona. hmm, this I have to think. I'll post in a comment later.

  • At 8:28 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger madpercolator said…

    This is a spectacular list topic, Squashed!
    [off to rummage through my files for a '1st impression personailty explaining desert island playlist']

  • At 9:40 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    sssshhhsss, not so loud. this is my ploy to fill Moka's head with my music. :D (okay. I'll stop horsing around and do a post. brb.)

    ..on serious note, we need to help moka get all her archive back asap.

  • At 11:33 AM, March 26, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    lol, thanks for the support. In my case the first albums I've recovered this time were geogaddi by boards of canada and yha hammara by Paavoharju but I did it in a random way maybe I could have chosen any other album instead... but yes, it sounds like a nice excercise, let me think of a 10 album list (my current condition will allow me to choose faster).

    Well I have a folder on my brother's ipod where I kept most of the mp3's so I'll recover most of the stuff, but those mp3's I downloaded a month or two ago are definitely lost (it frustrates me that I don't remember most of the songs I've downloaded lately...)

    Gracias por tu ayuda madpercolator :)

  • At 2:31 PM, March 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    moka, sounds like you and I both had bad weeks with the computer... I got mine back working but lost about everything on the hard drive...a good majority of tunes that I converted over from CD to digital and it sucks. Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience and I hope your foot gets better.. If you have a sore foot it might help to keep listening to some shoegaze... :-)

  • At 5:36 PM, March 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    foot and music trauma. oh, I would be sad too. you are motivating me to get an external hard drive to duplicate just my music, so in the event I crashed, my beloved music would be saved. Hope you can begin to recreate your great collection soon. And hope your foot is ok. I broke mine years ago and had a brief haitus from my shoe fetish, which was a good thing....laloca

  • At 6:04 PM, March 26, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    My quick auto-reconstruction albums It's 11 albums, but I am sorry. I need to save myself here. from the list, I will probably miss the entire 'electronica' and 'post-rock'. The rest.. well too bad. Maybe I should put four tet, slint, explosion in the sky's album in there somewhere.

    Bach/Glenn Gould "Goldberg Variation (1955/1981)"
    Polygram's Greatest pianist "martha argerich" (yeah I now this is not an album, but a compilation. but I need to save my ass here)

    Miles Davis "Kinda Blues"
    Miles Davis "Bitches Brew"
    John Coltrane "Love Supreme"
    Jan Garbarek "Madar"

    James Brown "20 All-Time Greatest Hits" (same excuse as Martha argeich compilation)
    Axiom Funk "Funkronomicon"

    Clash "London Calling"
    Bob Marley and the Weilers "Gold" (same excuse)
    U2 "Pop"

  • At 6:20 PM, March 26, 2006, Blogger Craig said…

    I think you're wrong to promote or link to regnyouth. That site uploads entire albums which is clearly an abuse of copyrights and artist royalties. Even though the author of the site claims what he's doing is fine he's hidden his links with a new redesign.

  • At 2:35 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Sunrise is one film I have been wanting to see for about 12 years now. It's not too easy to find. I have Ai No Corrida, it's quite brilliant, I really like Romance as well. Have you checked out the Gaspar Noe films? I Stand Alone is like one of the greatest philosophical works of all time. I watched Straw Dogs on the weekend, it's actually really clever in the way that it deals with relationships betweem people. Pekinpah is my new movie pash! It was Werner Herzog last week. Werner rules, but Incident At Loch Ness made me want to shoot my TV! :)

  • At 7:38 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Oh, Oh, and More by Barbet Schroeder. I watched that last week, really really cool. I've been meaning to watch 10 for a while now, I hear it's really good. This is the dvd rental place I go to www.dvdgurus.co.za It is a well loved place...esp. by me!

  • At 8:30 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Oh yeah, you should probably beat your brother with your crutches, like while you still have them, y'know.

  • At 10:31 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…


    But her brother's ipod folder also save some files. So he also obviously has bargaining power too.

  • At 10:57 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Moka said…


    Those are good points. let's see:

    Craig: Yes, you're right, uploading full albums is wrong, but I consider Benny a good friend, so even though I'm not downloading the full albums (unless I've been looking for them everywhere and can't find them, which usually doesn't happen cause I already have most of the albums I care about) I find his work very exhausting and I wanted to credit it.

    squashed: I support the john coltrane choice. In the case of miles davis i'd choose sketches of spain. let me do a quick list... mmm, let's see, this were the first 11 albums I backedup while I waited for my mp3 library to come back from the dead (already recovered most of my mp3 so I can beat my brother with my crutches now)

    Radiohead - kid a
    Boards of canada - geogaddi
    John Coltrane - a love supreme
    The Books - safe and lost
    Amon Tobin - supermodified
    Antonin Dvorak - serenade for strings
    Chavela Vargas - la llorona/oh gran dios
    Lhasa - la llorona
    Paavoharju - yha hamaraa
    Tom Waits - blood money
    The Knife - silent shout

    laloca & merz: I'm feeking better now, thanks :)

    Makrugaik: Why am I not surprised that you've seen and liked some of the movies on my list? I haven't seen any of the movies you're recommending me but they've been added to my wishlist already. Thanks. We should get together and watch movies sometime. Sunrise is really hard to find, we have a culture center in my town and they have a huge collection of videos and dvd's so I just go and rent it from there anytime. I must warn you that it is a very optimistic movie.

  • At 10:59 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    the books album is actually titled "lost and safe". I just keep scrambling it (already did the mistake when I published my favorite albums from 2005)

  • At 11:11 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger eduardo said…

    great post

  • At 12:17 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Watching movies together sometime? Sounds like a very good idea! I don't mind optimistic films if they're good, I had a friend who was Portugeuse that I worked with awhile back who really knew his cinema. He told me that film (Sunrise) is awesome. He also kept on going on about Cat People, but the one from 1942 with Simone Simon. That one has also proven to be elusive. Most of my friends are film students so we end up freaking out about films quite a bit around here. Oh, and I was a dead pirate in a movie down in Cape Town once. I couldn't let the Dead Pirate story go untold, cos I tell it to everyone.

  • At 12:44 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Hey, I just noticed, Coltrane - A Love Supreme. Damn. That's one special album.

  • At 4:06 PM, March 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Moka, you are awesome, thanks for the shoutout to Mars!


  • At 2:15 PM, April 01, 2006, Blogger paul said…

    You probably thought of this, but have you tried any of the unerase programs to recover your files? For the PC, I've used R-Studio NTFS very successfully, but you have to buy it. I recently read about PhotoRec on LifeHacker, and they loved it. PhotoRec is free and works on all memory devices including hard drives. Good luck!


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