Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lucky out

I will back from this blog, and already have deleted all my posts. Reasons are the killing of several filehosters and the threats, deletions and angry e-mails from from authorities, filehosters and copyright holders. It's no fun anymore, and I have better things to do than to worry about stuff like that. Thanks to all supportive contributors, bloggers, commenters and readers over the years.

Cheers, Lucky

68 comments:

dial africa said...

I wish you good luck, lucky. I will not try to change your decision - even if I would like to .... Thank you for being with us and for a wonderful blog over the years.

If you need help I hope that you can mobilise the "community" ...

Holly said...

Oh, Lucky. :-(
I hope you know how much you'll be missed.

WHY are the bastards winning?

Andy said...

You'll be greatly missed Lucky. Thanks for keeping me entertained and enriching my listening. Since I was made redundant and discovered this whole scene it's been a lifeline. Good luck in your new blog free life. You've been great!

Jeremy said...

It's understandable, but damn, Lucky, you'll be sorely missed. Your inspired compilations have introduced me to amazing music and your insights (which I store as safely as the music) will continue to inform me. If you come back, we'll be listening. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

I am deeply grateful for this blog, which has been an invaluable resource for anyone interested in "The New Dutch Swing." My guess is that you have also ended up doing a great deal to expand this music's audience. Many people who would never have heard the music of such greats as Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, and Guus Janssen now know who they are, and appreciate them as they deserve.

There is a huge amount of music that would simply have been lost forever, or heard only by a few lucky collectors, if you hadn't featured it here. The ICP Box is a wonderful thing, and I wish it all the success in the world, but my guess is that the publicity you have provided the label here will have played an important role in its success, should it reach the requisite 300 subscribers.

Someday, maybe there will be a workable model of music distribution (including rare back catalog material) that will satisfy fans without "one per-cent" budgets while also providing a reliable income-stream to the artists who make it all possible. One can hope, anyway. Until then, we'll miss you.

gUmMo said...

that is truly a sad thing. but you can retire peacefully knowing you have an outstanding taste in music. they can't take that away. all the best.

gilhodges said...

This is just brutal. You should be rewarded for your efforts, not discouraged. The universe is a better place with your thoughtful contributions. Thanks for everything—so far.

Kamelmauz said...

Thanks for helping so many LISTEN via so many distributions of artistry that would otherwise remain hidden, unknown, under-appreciated, and, desperately obscured.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Well, thank you and good luck in other endeavors.

slovenlyeric said...

Thank you for what you have done. I wish you well on whatever you chose to do in the future. I learned a lot from this blog and appreciate your efforts.

doghouse said...

Thanks Lucky - I,ll miss you

candle mambo said...

VERY sad news!

All the best, dear Mr. Lucky!
Thanks for colouring a lot of our days with your blog!

Take care!

jackalope said...

Sad for us, perhaps good for you. If the saying “what goes around comes around” is true then I expect all the best is coming your way as you've opened our ears to many a good thing. After the dust has settled a bit you know there are other like minded blogs that are staying open (we hope) who would benefit from your contributions (even if only knowledgeable commentary) should you feel inclined. I hope you don't disappear from view completely. Thank you for the music, the education, and all the good times!

Anonymous said...

A big thank you for a lot of wonderful music you posted. I believe that what made you decide is the attitude of some people (musicians) that should have been grateful but acted like they were being exploited. But do they really think that one can afford to buy music spending tens of euros? My generation, or let's simply say myself, has bought plenty of vinyl and now that things have changed a little bit, should I continue to buy expensive things I cannot afford anymore? Who can really invest hundreds of euros in a 50 cd coiffret? Not me, I hope obscurity and silence can make them more wise. All my best, Lucky, thank you again!

gilhodges said...

I disagree strongly with the previous comment from Anonymous. If a musician objects to their creative work being shared in this manner, that is their unassailable right. They do not need to justify their reasons. There is nothing to say from our end other than "thank you." The only interest we can take offense to is the corporate interest, especially when it runs (as it almost always does) counter to that of the artists. The sweet vigilante spirit that infuses so much of the democratization of the music-sharing world that occurs in exalted places like the Psychic Hut turns sour for me when the rare voice speaks in opposition to the artists themselves.

Horst said...

Lucky, many thanks for widening my musical horizont over the past years. I have found so much inspiration in here (i.e. artists to spend my money on), it's safe to say that your blog has done more for promoting "unusual" music than many of the official sources.

Aphex Henry said...

Thanks for everything. One of my favorite place just died. What will be the future of media sharing. How will I know about these hidden artists?

I will miss you too.

onxidlib said...

Hope to see you somewhere else ;)

Thanks for your excellent posts and your 'grounded' opinions.

Take care!

X said...

I'm sorry to hear that, but thank you for the best stuff...

Anonymous said...

as a "lurker" on this fantastic site/resource, it's unfortunate that i have been motivated to speak only through this turn of events - but thank you so much for sharing (as another poster mentioned) your spot-on taste in music. it's been an educational, fun, enriching, and humbling experience.

all the best!

Nick said...

Thanks a lot Lucky for all the music I would never have heard of, never mind heard.

Hope to bump into you around the blogosphere.

Phonemes said...

This is sad news for me too. I discovered your Psychic Hut maybe a year ago and found it one of the most stimulating places for music on the net. Thank you for sharing your ecclectic tastes with the rest of us!

Reimer said...

Cheers Lucky, thanks for all the shared beauty.

DrEyescope said...

Forgive my excess, but this is devastating news. I'm really sad that someone who put so much love into his work in the end feels so bad about it. But if you feel that bad, the best thing to do is get OUT.
Best wishes, Lucky, and don't forget the good times.
And please don't disappear altogether.
And, most importantly: THANK YOU!

Millepiedi said...

Thank you Lucky.
It's time to find other ways to communicate then on the web, wich is becoming a kind of police state.
In the end it's all just ones and zeros, we have the music in our hearts.

paul w. said...

hi lucky,

all the best in your future life. i thank you from all my heart for your great posts on the dutch free jazz scene. i wouldn't know many dutch jazz improvisers without your help. you showed a great taste in music.

my very special thanks for your great posts on willem breuker with kollektief and without - i love his music.

by the way - i must admit you were right in your opinions about contraband. i agree with you after finally listening to their two albums.

best regards.

paul w.

bowerbird said...

good luck in future ventures, and thanks!

gidouille said...

Thanks Lucky, for all your efforts on behalf of creative music. I'm proud to have been involved, and grateful for your allowing my small contributions to the variety.

Godard said...

Please excuse the sentiment, but this seems very fitting

http://vimeo.com/33288894

Anonymous said...

thanks a billion times lucky

one idea though : why not let all your posts online, even if you remove the links ?

Wintermute said...

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful music! Best of Luck

IMI said...

Damn and thx for exposing me to so much music that I never would have heard anywhere else. This is not the first blog i've seen close up this week. I hope for every one that does close, 5 more start up - it's the only way to win.

Anonymous said...

I just came back here to find your news for lulu compilation and saw this. It makes me so very sad. Thank you for all of the great music you have shown me.

E-mile said...

hey Lucky, hope to meet you somewhere else out there. (re) discovered some real good music here and must thank you once more for all your endeavors. Goodbye but not farwell!
peace, E-mile

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

I understand your decision Lucky. All the best of luck for the future and thanks for sharing so much over the years. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the goods you have shared with us. All the best!

Anonymous said...

you will be missed...

Anonymous said...

Bedankt Lucky,

voor de rake platenkeuze,de uitstekende weergave en het verzorgde
hoes-artwork.

Lucky Psychic Hut was voor mij de allerbeste blog ,ik zal hem missen !

Maar ik ben vol begrip met uw beslissing.

Nogmaals véél dank voor al dat geven !
Kris

kinabalu said...
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kinabalu said...

Another one bites the dust. Thanks for hanging in there so long. See you in the afterlife, Lucky.

Qwerty said...

i will wait your return =(

wow said...

it seems these dudes are on a good way to champion culture sharing AND support indie artists : http://amour-discipline.org/

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I just discovered this beautiful blog a couple of days ago....

Thanks anyway. Too bad you're out.

dailyleftover said...

just wanted to say thanks for that extra piece of maroc - but seems yo've been in hiding for the UaSsA. so mijn dank and looking fwd to see you popup in future as this will only be a temporary State
~ ~ ~ ~ only music survives ~ ~ ~ ~

Anonymous said...

Sad to see you go.

Thanks for all the good music.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your outstanding efforts for the music. I second the anonymous poster who emphasized your good effects on making this music better known AND more economically viable. Thank you! -MB

Anonymous said...

Lucky Psychic Hut: RIP. You will truly be missed by those who love music as much as you. Thank you for turning me on to so much new/old great music. You made the world a bit better. Cheers to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Will be enjoying the music I found here...forever!

devotionalhooligan said...

THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT POSTS. love and energy. DH xx

Valeria Zysman said...

Lucky Psychic Hut has been one of my top-ten favourite weblogs ever. I will really miss it.

For the time being, all I've got to say is:
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing music you've shared so far.

Regards from Köln, Germany.

gregandbrenda said...

Thanks for all the great music, Lucky. Particularly enjoyed the Hal Willner series. You'll be missed.

R3000 said...

Sad.

Many greetings !

R3000

grey calx said...

Lucky, you'll never be forgotten. Thank you for all of the music here and your other places over the past several years.
Best of luck to you in whatever you plan to do next. Take care.

mark said...

Thanks for having shared your sublime musical interest and knowledge. All the richer for it.

"People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word."
- George Orwell, 1984

Anonymous said...

Darn, i had just found Your blog recently. Quite tasty music that used to be there. No,really, age of evil must this be. What's the harm in putting up basically out-of-print music?

hermanthegerman said...

there are too few of your kind, lucky, - and it's been good to know you.
be the luck with you.

Lucky said...

reading all your wonderful commments, it feels a bit like a funeral. i don't intend to die soon, though, just stepping out from filesharing.

i opened my profile to be reachable via e-mail.

salam! :)

Mark said...

Thanks for all the wonderful stuff you've introduced me to. I never did say 'thanks' often enough. I guess i always thought there'd be another time...

Best wishes for all you do next!

Stylophone 350s said...

Thanks for for everything, will probably be following you...

Yuri Romanov said...

I do hope you come back and post more stuff pretty soon. Aside from consulting free phone psychic experts, reading your blog is one of my top online hobbies.

Maurice Faustrillo said...

Lucky - one of the most unique blogs that existed. End of an era. Go well, and thank you.

Ribaldo G. said...

Your blog will go down as one of my top favorites ever and I'm deeply grateful! My taste is similar to yours and I have downloaded almost everything and painstakingly repaired all the missing/broken tags, so these precious documents are safe and sound. I will try to spread them around as much as possible in honor of the art! Best wishes to you and your magnificent ears!

Anonymous said...

"nice work if you can get it", ribaldo. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of the great work. I'm not sure if any of the threats came from the Instant Composers Pool, but they should recognize that you kept their music alive when they didn't give a rat$ a$$ about reissuing their majestic back catalog. Kudos to everyone who provided a vinyl rip, and to you for posting it.

I see that ICP is now reissuing their complete works. I'm going to buy it, of course. However, this blog--and being able to hear all of those rare records, long OOP--is why I'm buying it. The music is beautiful. You uncovered the diamonds buried in the dirt.

Anonymous said...

i hear you, anon - and it feels good, of course! :) i have all those rare icp-albums as digital files, most of them in flac - but it's no physical thing, although i'm able to HEAR it. my record and cd collection has so much more substance for me than the data on my harddrive, but i guess i'm an old poof and in some years no will giva a hoot about records (or old rare music, in general) - which all reminds me of the old residents' proverb: "ignorance of your own culture isn't considered cool", and for me the music of icp and related is part of what i feel as a human being...

not long ago i got an e-mail by the company who will isue the icp-box - they still have to get more subscribers to get the thing in print, fingers crossed!!

get that box out, damn it :)

centrifuge said...

you're still replying then lucky..? i tried to mail you a few weeks back, but got a bounce from both your addresses... didn't realise you were TOTALLY out... how are you?

Anonymous said...

i'm not much around blogs anymore, things shifted. ghost-blogs all over...

i reached you elsewhere right now! :)

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Getting a psychic reading over the phone can influence this too.