December 18, 2004


Okay. Enough is enough. I've been doing this blogger thing for six and a half months now and guess what? Like all mp3 bloggers I get nothing in return but the occasional comment and the even less occasional nice comment. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled when someone says they like or even love *sixeyes, but i crave more like, more love. Ya know, even the rare comment putting down some music on this blog would be welcome. FEEDBACK! I am feeling the need for FEEDBACK, as I grow weary beneath the weakening winter sun (an annoying alliteration, I agree).

Perhaps you could let me know if you, the *sixeyes visitor, like the weekend posts or should I just post throughout the week. Something. Anything. Suggestions?


  1. I understand what you mean, man. And you oughta know ma , and a lot of others DO check your site a lot. I'm going to put some comments from now on, you've got a good point, really. Be sure to check mine aswell njé!

    Keep up yr work, and keep posting throughout the week!

  2. I rely on your business to entertain my day, I did like the old layout, but I'll surely get used to the new.
    keep up the good poo!
    I'm having a hard time finding shabba.
    "Don't try to outweird me, six-eyes, I get stranger things than you with my breakfast cereal!"
    -Douglas Adams

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I know how discouraging it can get as I also get rare feedback. Tell you the truth, yours is one of the blogs I often find some cool new or old song. Thanks for keeping it up!

  4. I have not commented because of the comment interface - I did not know how much info it wanted (turned out to be only name and a password which I am sure I can remember)
    Your choices are diverging from my level of familiarity with the songs and artists. That's good and would expand my listening list but I can't keep up.
    Maybe you would be happier and not lose a lot of people who enjoy your blog if you posted less. I mean that in a nice way.

  5. I disagree re: posting less. I enjoy the massive mix that I can count on finding here. Your posts are always an interesting mix, and I enjoy discovering new music.

    I love the new layout.

  6. HEY , thanks for taking the hint and leaving some comments, it's just what i needed and i truly appreciate it. Their will be less posts here on *sixeyes as i am now posting only free+legal mp3s, but i am hoping to keep the interest of you, the visitors, and myself.


  7. I don't normally respond to posts like this (I read once that they are called "blegs" and I'm guilty of doing it too) - however, I have an observation that might help.

    From a cursory look through your recent postings, I notice that the threads that you do get comments on are the ones where you concentrate on a single artist or one or two songs and write something from the heart or state an opinion or tell a story.

    The ones where you just list links from a record company site or your sixpacks garner less remarks. Do YOU comment on postings like these? I mean, it is what it is and nothing more - why comment on it?

    Maybe you should delve more into the record company posts and pick out a few songs or artists for special acclaim. Tell us what the reason for the "sixpacks" are? Do they have themes? Where did you discover these songs? What do you like about them?

    My belief is that people like stories and they respond to stories because they can relate to it or tell their own. That's what gets strangers interactive. The best DJs know this. Anyway, you asked for an opinion and there it is.

    Merry Christmas,


  8. You know we read, dig, download, explore, groove on your stuff. It's just that there's so much out in that mad networld that it takes all of our time to navigate and absorb it. Rest assured, your RSS feed is on my Favorites list. Whenever/whatever your post, I'm with ya - rawk on.

  9. i support your decision to go free+legal. you have definitely done a good job of finding some of the best, and sometimes difficult-to-find for a lazy soul like mine, music out there. i'm sure you can still bring the good noise while keeping the riaa at bay.

  10. I JUST this week discovered, which lead me to your blog. Ironically, I am also a blogger, but that's besides the point. I ransacked your site for music, and love almost all of it.
    I just bought my very first iPod today, although I've been using iTunes for about a year (wishful thinking, I guess).
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for the service you provide. I left one comment, but nobody else left comments, so I wondered if maybe you didn't welcome them. Now I know!
    Happy Holidays! You kick butt!

  11. Former mod of the recently deceased Audiogasms here.

    Sixeyes is one of the only three mp3 blogs (along with Totally Fuzzy & teh_music) that I still read and download from.

    I don't comment often because I have this weird comment phobia. Unless I feel pressure to comment (such as now) or have something relevant to say, I don't say anything.

    But I'm here and reading and greatly appreciating your great taste in music.

  12. Less posts? No f'ing way! I don't know about most of the rest of the known world, but tha' 'eyes' is the one mp3 weblog that consistently posts the music I like to hear and to discover, so keep it up - no one should dictate to you Al how many or how few times you post. Keep it up until the FCC or the RIAA start sending their thugs.

  13. Well said sixeyes. I've only been blogging for a little over a month and already I share your hunger for comments/feedback. I'm glad you felt confident enough to say something about it.

    Personally, I try to leave a comment whenever I download a song that I actually enjoy. Anything else wouldn't seem right.

  14. You Rock! Thanks to ipod lounge for pointing me to your blog. You've got great rec's and enjoying your links to some great indie music! Thanks.

  15. what a way to whore for comments. but it worked, so no complaints. you seem like a popular weblog and i'm sure a site tracker prove likewise.

    i appreciate your regular posts and on some occasions, i am compelled to click on the links. i know this sounds hypocritical, but i'd rather see links to legal mp3s. if i remember right, you're not based in the states, so perhaps the copyright laws don't apply there. or maybe it's none of your concern. understandable.

    there are sites--mystery and misery, fluxblog, say--that post legal mp3s from fresh artists. a lot of the time i've never heard of the artists featured, and i'll wager most of their readers haven't either, but many of those tracks end up as favorites.

    so, if you're asking for suggestions, i'd recommend a change of format, but only if you're comfortable with it. i don't care much when a blogger carries on and on about what a song sounds like; if writing must be done, a brief description, perhaps of the song's genre, would work. some of my favorite mp3 bloggers just write about personal experiences, and how the posted song relates to them.

    that's my opinion--one that you shouldn't take too seriously. and yeah, i'd only go through the above changes if you're comfortable doing so.

  16. I've been checking your site since last summer. I wanted to say thanks as well.

    [besides the obvious legal issues] I don't think it is important if the mp3's are legal or not. Just that you don't link whole albums at a time if they are illegal. Because if I have the whole cd on my hard drive, there's no point in buying the album.

    I'd like to say I have the self control for this to not be a problem. But that's not the case.

    More synth please.

  17. you should know that your blog is one of the main reasons i come online every single day. i remember having made comments on some of our previous posts. and yea, i did wish you on your birthday.
    as for suggestions, i'd like to see some stuff by billie holiday or ella fitzgerald, or at least anything that's to do with blues or jazz.

    and furthermore, thanks for this great wonderful blog.

    (^i hope i'm not laying on it too thick)

  18. I don't manage to check this blog nearly as often as I like--but I absolutely love it, and have quite a lot of music to thank you for. So--thank you, what you do is fabulous.

    I'd love to see posts throughout the week, numerous smaller posts are easier to navigate through than one monster post.

  19. I appreciate all that you do. I thought I had a broad taste in music, how wrong I was! The transition to the new look caught me out (thought I was on the wrong blog!).

    Will try to feedback -ve/+ve.

    Keep it up.

  20. Hi -- I'm pretty much a daily visitor, but not much of a commenter. I enjoy what you're doing. I check every day during the week, but I occasionally take a look over the weekend, too, so I don't have much of an opinion on the weekend-posting question.

    Thanks for all the great links!

  21. You think you've got problems. You should try blogging in Welsh.

    But look at that, I've just heard Bearsuit, An Albatross and Hefner (who are quite famous, I believe) for the first time, thanks to you and your blog.

    So thanks, to you and to your blog.

  22. Anonymous12:25:00 PM

    Two words: more jazz.

    If blogs exist to expose people to music other than the top 40 and the megabands who need no publicity, then jazz and classical and world music fit into this category.

    So I'd like to see more blogs pay more attention to jazz in preference to a lot of indie material that I hear -- which is a bit lacking in chops and compositional skill, IMO.

    Well, that's my opinion, worth no more than anyone else's. I don't download a lot here, but I frequently look at the lists, as I don't want to miss anything I might be interested in.

    Thanks much for the feature on Feist. I'll be buying that one when it is released domestically. She's not jazz, but certainly her singing style is very much akin to that of a jazz stylist.


  23. i love 6iii's. thanks for the hardwork. weekend posts are good too.

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  28. hello california, how's the beach?

  29. I have come across so much music on your blog that I otherwise would never have heard anywhere else and i appreciate all the hard work you go through to post this music here. I'm sorry i've never stopped to say thank you. so here I am to say 'thank you' and i hope you keep posting up all this ear pleasuring goodness in the future!!

  30. i love that you post lots of content, lots of the time. a little sad that you're going free/legal since i've already scoured epitonic, insound, and some other sites that i know you'll be heavily relying upon. nevertheless, thank you for putting in your time to amuse us internet folk. oh, and to give you a negative comment on the music (...hey, you asked for it), i hate the walkmen; they are just plain bad live, and the lead singer has such a bad, repelling attitude. oh yeah, and to echo an earlier comment i liked the old layout. yes!

  31. shane - thanks alot. i appreciate it.

    kathy - thanks also, although after reading your comment about the walkmen i must implore you, please, PLEASE, take your medication! ;)

    to everyone who felt compelled to leave a comment, I'm sorry, i feel more than a little guilty about this post. it was one of those days where i didn't think about what i was writing and dashed it off. But saying that i have to again say...


  32. Just to let you know I'm listening and enjoying, and sorry for not commenting earlier.

  33. The Rat is a phenomenal song. it's right up there w/ 2 of my other faves for '04: Dry Your Eyes by the Streets and Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand.

    thanks for *sixeyes. it's a wonderful blog and i hope it continues to be so.


  34. I check a few music blogs every other day. If I could only check one or two, this would be one of them. As that guy above said: I have come across so much music on your blog that I otherwise would never have heard anywhere else and i appreciate all the hard work you go through to post this music here. I'm sorry i've never stopped to say thank you.

  35. OH BOY, now i'm feeling guilty for guilting some of you into making a comment. although be sure, i really, really, appreciate it - and don't forget all bloggers love to get feedback. say something nice to the other mp3 bloggers you visit as well.

  36. Ah! I made a similar whine on my blog and felt the same way afterward. I thought about deleting the post but you post it - you keep it.

    Many times I download a song but don't listen to it for months. By then I don't know where I got it from. I think this happens with a lot of people.

    I think you got to keep going with these things and persevere. The best will survive. Keep up the good work.