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    Posted: August 19 2005 at 20:20
We are excited to be able to make three tracks from our most recent
studio album, Regaining the Feel, available in a relatively new format
called "weed." Weed files will play on any Windows machine (not Mac)
and allow the user to play the song three times before s/he is required to
buy the song. In order to encourage listeners to circulate these files
digitally, Weed offers a rebate on files others buy that you have purchased
and shared with them. So if you listen to a song and decide to buy it, the
file is imprinted with your weed account ID and you pay 99 cents. When
the next person buys that particular file, you get 20%, the next pays you
10%, and the third pays you 5%. Ultimately, the song may only cost 65
cents after rebates on subsequent sales.

The "weed" concept is to encourage and enable a band's songs to spread
out on the internet--thus the name of the company. Rather than fight
downloading, the idea is to take advantage of it. If all works correctly, the
artist not only gets more exposure, but also gets paid with each sale at a
rate just a bit less than other digital download services. For more info,
check out this link:

http://www.weedshare.com/share/musicfans/

Here's what we have available right now:

Military Mindset
http://www.landofchocolate.com/music/-weed-Land%20of%
20Chocolate-Military%20Mindset.wma

Mechanical Pencil
http://www.landofchocolate.com/music/-weed-Land%20of%
20Chocolate-Mechanical%20Pencil.wma

Ungrateful
http://www.landofchocolate.com/music/-weed-Land%20of%
20Chocolate-Ungrateful.wma

These files seem to download best using Internet Explorer.

John Covach
www.landofchocolate.com



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 00:06

I like Land of Chocolate but I can't get them because it says its a PC only file and I got a mac.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 00:22
Yep, that's a down side of these Weed files: PC only. We do have three files
in the Live Bootlegs section of our site that are regular mp3s and free to
download.

Go to www.landofchocolate.com/livebootlegs.htm and you'll see them there.

The Weed folks promise future compatibility with Mac, so we'll see. BTW, I'm
writing this on my G4 Powerbook, so I can sympathize!! jc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 00:36

I have both LOC albums and would say it's well worth it. These guys play a high energy style of progressive rock that should appeal to old hairless proggers (like me) and those searching for something new and different.

Try WEED and get high off Chocolate.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 00:53

Originally posted by John Covach

Yep, that's a down side of these Weed files: PC only. We do have three files
in the Live Bootlegs section of our site that are regular mp3s and free to
download.

Go to www.landofchocolate.com/livebootlegs.htm and you'll see them there.

The Weed folks promise future compatibility with Mac, so we'll see. BTW, I'm
writing this on my G4 Powerbook, so I can sympathize!! jc

 

Hey cool, I got a g4 Powerbook too, do you happen to do any recording on it?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 01:23
Yep, we're recording the new LOC album on a couple of PowerBooks right
now. I love this laptop!! jc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 04:11

Originally posted by John Covach

Yep, we're recording the new LOC album on a couple of PowerBooks right
now. I love this laptop!! jc

 

cool, what program(s) do you guys use?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 08:31
I'd like to point out they're not MP3s
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 11:11
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[QUOTE=John Covach]Yep, we're recording the new
LOC album on a couple of PowerBooks right now. I love this laptop!! jc[/
QUOTE]


 


cool, what program(s) do you guys use?



We're using ProTools, though I've heard Digital Performer is a bit more
flexible. Still, I'm pretty happy with ProTools and haven't bumped up agains
many of its limitations yet..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2005 at 11:15
Originally posted by goose

I'd like to point out they're not MP3s


The original post has been edited accordingly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2005 at 18:26
The free MP3 is pretty impressive!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2005 at 02:42
Thanks Andrew! jc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2005 at 20:40
We've been thrilled with the response to these new Weed files. Now that
some time has passed since we've made these available though, I'd love to
hear back from anyone who has downloaded the Weed files. What do you
think of the format/approach?
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