For all of you that have been visiting this site for the last year but did not know it existed prior to that time, let me share with you the brief story of how faronheit.com came into existence. The original version of Faronheit was started in June 2006 and went for a strong 3.5 years on Blogger/Blogspot before Google (which owns Blogger/Blogspot) made the call to shut it down for reasons of multiple copyright infringements. The long and short of it is that aside from a few missteps in the earliest of early days, the site was operating 100% copyright infringement free for the final two years it was alive. That doesn’t mean the left hand always knew what the right hand was doing in terms of who was giving permission for what mp3s to use where and how Google wouldn’t even check to see if a post actually infringed on copyrights but instead just took the word of the party making the complaint. Anyways, after a fight to get all that writing and the extensive archives of the old Faronheit restored, I got no response nor access to said archives. So they’re gone, outside of the large and disorganized Word documents where I write and save all my entries before posting them online. But in the wake of the destruction of the old site came this new one, and we’re quickly approaching the 1 year anniversary of faronheit.com. If you’ve followed me over from the old site, thank you for being a long-time reader. If you’re new here, welcome, and I hope you enjoy the daily content. Why I’m talking about this today is that though my first post took a week or two to get going, I officially took over this dot com address on April 1, 2010. In other words, faronheit.com was officially established one year ago tomorrow. Happy pre-anniversary in that regard, and I’m equally pleased to announce that after deciding to take this site on a one year trial run, I’ve just re-upped it for two more. I am very much looking forward to what the future will bring for faronheit.com, and I hope you are too.
Now then. Pick Your Poison today. Highlights include tracks from Chicago’s own Cameron McGill & What Army, Pechenga, S.C.U.M., Son Lux, Tindersticks and Vanity Theft. And hey, in the Soundcloud section there’s a pretty great b-side from Yuck for your streaming pleasure.