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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWILIGHTZONE! music blog down...



I've just received terrible news. The legendary blog, TWILIGHTZONE! has been removed. This is a huge blow to the music blog community. For those unfamiliar with the blog, it was the best resource for rockabilly/psychobilly and garage rock on the internet. To the best of my knowledge, all of the music shared there was out of print or otherwise unavailable. It makes me wonder how much of a chance other blogs have of staying up if the TWILIGHTZONE! has been deleted by blogger. RYP, if you happen to read this, please let us know something. If there is anything I can do to help you out I would be more than willing to do so, and I'm sure many others would also. I know of other places that you can host your blog where you wouldn't have to worry about it being taken down. If any of you hear any news as to why TWILIGHTZONE! was removed, or hear from RYP, please let me know. I will keep you all updated on news concerning this matter as soon as it is made available to me.

Update:

I'm happy to report that RYP is up and running with a new TWILIGHTZONE! Unfortunately, it looks as if the old blog is gone for good though. I'm happy to see that RYP isn't giving up as so many other bloggers have done when their blogs were removed. When I posted the pages that google had cached, I had forgotten about the download links being in the comments, so I would like to apologize for that. Thanks to those of you who pointed that out to me. I'm going to attempt other ways to access the comments page, and I will let you all know if I have any luck. Here is the new url for the TWILIGHTZONE!:

TWILIGHTZONE!: http://twilightzone-rideyourpony.blogspot.com/

Post Concerning the Removal: http://twilightzone-rideyourpony.blogspot.com/2008/10/im-just-rather-speechless-but-for-your.html

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a tragedy. As a wise White Russian drinker once said, "This AGGRESSION will not STAND, man!"

RYP, if you're unable to continue elsewhere, I just don't know whether I can justify my Internet bill any longer....

Anonymous said...

This is truly awful. Twilightzone was by far the most extensive and best blog on the entire internet, offering obscure titles generally long out-of-print.

Please, please post any information that you may hear.

Also, FYI, the Google link is useless, since the links to the downloads are in the comments and you can't access the comments.

Thanks for being a source of info on this.

Anonymous said...

A very sad news.

RYP was the best music blog in my opinion.
Thanks to him and all his contributors !

Chris

Hudson said...

This is the saddest day since Nargo the Bort left the game. Unfortunately the comment links on the archived page no longer work, so don't bother.

ordet said...

this is upsetting. i posted on licorice pizza to see if they had any news. two other interesting music blogs i visit just got hit with dmca threats http://radiobutt.blogspot.com/ and http://rho-xs.blogspot.com/.

wonder if this is a forebearer of things to come on blogspot?

and why does it seem the sites that focus mostly on obscure and out-of-print seem to be getting hit (though radiobutt did post recent stuff)? or maybe they're the only ones i've noticed.

we don't want to loose you guys, you're our entertainment and education. it just seems they're fighting against the current.

twilightzone wasn't cutting into anyone's bottom-line. actually i'm sured they fueled interest in alot of music otherwise missed and therefore sales. they most certainly did with me.

Anonymous said...

Very, very sad news.
The Twilightzone was history in making and is now history!

WYV

skampus said...

oooohhhhhhhh!!
no no no! i helped twilightzone with some rip of out-of-print cd's
is there anyone who have a local copy of the site? i was arrived in browsing it until 2008 march...
:-(

Anonymous said...

Yeah: this is disasterous news all-round.

Here's hoping Twilight Zone can get it together elsewhere. Scarcely a day went by without something great, and otherwise unheard, turning up on there.

Was hoping to grab some stuff for posterity from that google saved-page, but, of course, the links are in the comments, and the comments have been killed by fiends. : (

Zoned said...

Hmm, bad bad news! Had just discovered the joys of Twilight Zones. Fingers crossed it returns to fight another day, in some shape or form!!
Ps- you can't get anything from the cache page, because all the links were in the comments...

Anonymous said...

RYP is BACK!

http://twilightzone-rideyourpony.blogspot.com/

(Although his back catalog of postings is not. At least, not yet.)

Licorice Pizza said...

Back up and running...

http://twilightzone-rideyourpony.blogspot.com/

Fill said...

oooof...I just have arrived from my holiday in Tunisia, and now I'm hearing so bad news. Its good that RYP is alive and blog just changed the adres. I don't know how I would live if twighlight zone blog go down.

P.S. Hi Zero! I see a lot of new posts and cool new stuff at your blog. its great man

Melvillain said...

I've seen others going down lately too. No one as big as RYP, but they're definitely cracking down. The bigger they are the harder they fall. There could be a mass exodus soon. I noticed ZShare was down for a couple of days also, and there was that recent news that RapidShare lost a court case in Germany. The party may have to move down the street.

scaryweather said...

anyone know some internet archive for the twilightzone blogspot where i might find all the rapidshare links to twilightzone's now sadly deleted former blogspot page? i only got to download one-fifth of the outstanding usa garage greats collection/

Zer0_II said...

Scaryweather: Try this method for accessing the cached comments pages. A visitor to my other blog passed this tip onto me.

"To get to the comments, first copy the post address (in the time stamp), then in Google type "cache:INSERTPOSTADDRESSHERE" (minus these buggers -> "") and it'll take you to the cache of the whole post, including the comment with the link."

scaryweather said...

I can't get the comments part (with the rapidshare link to each album) of google's cached "TWILIGHTZONE!" to open the comments. they all say "we're sorry but we were unable to complete you're request." any other ideas? or am i doing this wrong?

browner said...

news story about bloggers forced offline being forced offline for sharing music here. http://drownedinsound.com/news/4135551