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If you want to upload an album or songs to this section of the site, please ensure that it's not already on a physically available CD or one that's slated for future release on CD. By that we mean the actual Disc with artwork and packaging which you can physically hold in your hands.

To check on that availability, most often but not always on independent labels, the best sources  are reputable music traders like JB Hi Fi, Sydney's Red Eye Records & Timewarp's mail order division and for major label releases only, Sanity. Also check an artist's or a record label's online website ie Aztec Music, Raven or Canetoad Records. If you're still unsure then please ASK as someone is sure to know.

The minimum bitrate to upload at is 256kbps but must be 320 if ripping the music yourself.  Lower bit rates may only be accepted if there truly is no other option ie you are a 2nd or 3rd party . Many would disagree, but it's sometimes better to have something of extreme rarity in poor quality than not at all. But again ask if someone has a better rip before uploading your inferior one.

Artwork is highly desired but not a pre-requisite when uploading as someone in the group may be able to provide it later if you can't e.g. you have no scanner. However in all cases when posting an album in the discussion forum, please let us know if the CD art is included or not. If it is then is it

(a) the full artwork CD ready ie front & back cover scans, any gatefold inserts and tray insert. For best results we recommend scanning all 4 corners of L.P. covers before stitching so all information on the cover is available.
(b) just front & back only with no tray insert
(c) or just front cover scan only. The latter is to be discouraged completely unless you intend providing the back scan later. In which case wait till then & upload both.


ALWAYS: If providing art, please also list it as A SEPARATE LINK even if it is included with the main music file. This is so that others who only need the art don't have to download 80-100 mg of music they already own to get it.

Lastly, we appreciate that some here do have difficulty in stitching the scans together, so it is initially acceptable to upload unstitched scans. Someone may help & do the job for you, uploading these at a later stage. However it is strongly suggested that you keep practicing your own skills .

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Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

Got my copy on Friday & I hate it already!!!

Didn't mow the lawn; didn't wash the car; didn't do my housework and ate takeaway all weekend!!!!!
Can't get my head out of the ****ed thing, and what's worse is that I'm only up to 1966, so it
looks like the rest of the week is shot too!!

It's a great read Dave, many many thanks.

Cheers,

Chris

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

Sounds like the perfect recommendation Chris

Either that or you just read too darn slow

Cheers

Micko

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

'The music goes round my head' is now available from Collins Books, Main Street, Croydon (Melbourne eastern suburb).

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

Have finished the book. Great read, loved it. Like Chris it drew me in and i just wanted to keep going till i finished. Well done dave.

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

Dave,

Sorry for the scare I gave you with my previous post & thanks for the email.

I've (finally) finished the book - I did have to go to work which slowed the pace a bit - and felt obliged to reiterate what a fabulous read it was.
I'm sure I'll pick it up again & enjoy it just as much in a few months & find things I missed this time.
Congratulations to yourself & all concerned with the publishing. How nice to see it printed in Australia as well. Fabulous work!!
Have you maybe considered 1970 - 1979 with the likes of AC/DC, Angels, Chisel, & the Aussie pub rock phenomenon etc as a follow up volume? Just a thought.
Who needs to cut grass, do housework or eat properly anyway?

Regards,

Chris

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

It's been a big year finally getting my book finished and published. Many thanks to all those Midozers who've bought it, read it, and, in some cases, taken the time to send compliments (and in some cases, constructive criticism).

Those wishing to purchase now have multiple options.

It is available from me by e.mailing roundmyhead@gmail.com Price is $40, with total cost incl.pack&post now anywhere in Australia $50.00 (overseas orders negotiable). Payment can be by Paypal or direct funds transfer.

It is also available online from Adelaide's Oz Music Books www.ozmusicbooks.com/oz-music-books/books-music/australian-and-new-zealand-music-books/other-australian-music-books?Page=2&Items=12

In and around Melbourne you can pick it up for $40 per book over the counter at those wonderful book/music specialist stores:
Basement Discs, Block Place (off Collins Street), Melbourne CBD
Essendon 2nd.Hand CDs, Records & Books, 20 Russell Street, Essendon
Readings (Carlton store), Lygon Street
The Last Record Store, Smith Street, Collingwood,
Vicious Sloth Collectables, High Street, Malvern
Greville Records, Greville Street, Prahran
The Balwyn Book Shop, Whitehorse Road, Balwyn
Collins Books, Croydon

and, if you're coming up to the beautiful Yarra Valley,
Mocha and Lime, Green Street, Healesville

I hope all Midozers have a great Christmas and a music-filled 2011.
David Johnston

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

Hi David,

Just finished reading the book!! What a sensation!!!! Fantastic read. Congratulations on a mighty effort!
To those who havent grabbed a copy, as Molly would say...Do Yourself A favour!!!!! Cheers

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

I am very pleased to announce that David has produced an audio version of his 'The Music Goes Round My Head' book, exclusively for our radio station.

In this series of audio chapters, David will be reading his own written word and further enhancing the narrative by playing much of the music that he so
richly explores in the book.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be airing the 30 minute introduction to David’s audio-book, with the series of full hour audio-chapters to follow in 2012.

Please keep an eye out for announcements regarding air dates and repeat times.

The entire production is David’s. I would like to congratulate him for creating an engaging, high-quality audio interpretation of his own written work.

Thank you David for taking the time and skills to produce this outstanding series for MiR.

Regards, Graham


Some notes...

.The TMGRMH audio book has been developed exclusively for MiR.

.As the content contains copyrighted music, we are unable (i.e. MiR is not licensed to) provide the content as podcasts, or variations thereof.

.David’s book is available for purchase – please see details in the above thread.

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

The date for the initial airing of the introductory chapter is

Tuesday, 13th December at 7:30PM(AEDT).

David will be joining us for the initial playing, so we hope you can join us at that time.

There will also be repeats of the episode, see here for those air times:
http://midozradionotes.wordpress.com/the-music-goes-round-my-head/

thanks, Graham

Re: 'The music goes round my head' - history of 60s Aust.pop - now available

David

just wondering if there are going to be anymore "spoken word" installments of your excellent book ???

enjoyed listening to your 2 installments traveling in the car, beats the radio for sure..

cheers

woodynet