(Off topic, but Art-related)
I'm going to post this as its own thread as well, but I'm also putting it on a couple Art threads too, for those who are interested and/or able to help. Michael V, sorry if this seems spammy, I'm only trying to increase exposure for something that should be near and dear to all Art fans.
I've posted about this before but here is some new info....There is a gentleman who goes online by the name Malacoid who is doing (a) God's work--he has undertaken the Herculean task of not only collecting and archiving every Coast episode he can get his hands on, but giving them consistent tags and releasing them on torrent sites in year-by-year collections, mainly Demonoid, but others as well.
He has been working backwards--2005 through 2010 are done, and he's currently working on 2004. This means, of course, that he's only now reaching the REALLY good stuff--since the further back you go with Coast, the more Art and less Noory there is, and what Noory IS there, is (in my opinion) from a time when he didn't suck QUITE so much. In other words, somewhat listenable.
In any case, he's about 2/3 done with 2004, but he's missing a BUNCH of shows.
Here's the bait for Art fans. He's released an unfinished, in-progress torrent of every 2004 show he has so far--which includes EVERY episode Art hosted in 2004. You can find it--and links to his other yearly collections, AND a list of what he's missing--here.http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6690478
And he's looking to network with other Coast collectors to complete his 2004 torrent and continue going backwards as far and as thoroughly as he can.
I believe the entire Coast collector community should get behind him, because it will benefit us all in the end. ESPECIALLY if in fact Art does not return to the radio, or not soon--we can at least have the most thorough, comprehensive, consistently organized and high-quality archive of Art shows available ANYWHERE (outside of the premiere vaults).
So, thanks for letting me hijack this forum for what I consider to be a public service announcement for Art fans. Hopefully, it won't be deleted as spam.