Space Is the Place

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Films/Interviews--or just music?

In the upcoming decades, there will be some Sun Ra films I could post--Space is the Place (if I learn how to rip my DVD) and another documentary. Also a BBC Radio documentary.

To post or not to post, this is for the masses to answer...

10 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Nargile57 said...

Oh yes, post!
Great blog!

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Ornette said...

Depends on the quality, I think. These will be very large files, even compressed. wouldn't want you to be distracted from the music...

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, post anything you want, i just discovered your blog, it's amazing, thanx so much, i have many things to dl for the next days now...grtz from France

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice place, that'd be nice to see some vids if you can, thanx for what you're doing and keep this nice work up!
Acorna :D

 
At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know, ornette. what about this youtube shit? i know a website that lets you download an .flv file from YouTube links--so in theory it wouldn't be any Rapidshare files at all--and those who didn't want to download could still stream it...
i don't know though. the time isn't that close yet
--marxbert

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger stu said...

i ripped and posted "Space is the Place" the movie at demonoid last year still got the file so if we can agree on an open tracker(not pirate bay thats still a bit flaky since the recent troubles)i will stick it up, i assume we are all cool with torrents?its (only 700 meg and not bad quality if i say so meself ripped with AutoGK)

 
At 2:03 AM, Anonymous sunny said...

Oh, Yeah! Please post.
Would be great. Please dontpost them as .fly.
divx/avi works best crossplatform.

and remember space is the place....

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm all in favor of file sharing, it should be noted that Space Is The Place is available on DVD through a company called Plexfilm, who work hard to make obscure gems like this film and many others commerically available to the public. If you have the means, I highly recommend supporting them by picking the movie up on DVD. It's a good quality print, and comes with a booklet and some extras, including rare silent footage of the Arkestra in Egypt, and an interview with the film's director. With that said, how about posting some live videos? That would be great.

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm all in favor of file sharing, it should be noted that Space Is The Place is available on DVD through a company called Plexfilm, who work hard to make obscure gems like this film and many others commerically available to the public. If you have the means, I highly recommend supporting them by picking the movie up on DVD. It's a good quality print, and comes with a booklet and some extras, including rare silent footage of the Arkestra in Egypt, and an interview with the film's director. With that said, how about posting some live videos? That would be great.

 
At 4:22 AM, Blogger marxbert said...

to the last "anonymous":
my comments on "buying" music and DVDs--
Yeah, I bought my copy of Space is the Place, but I have not bought a SINGLE album posted on this site. Simply put, it is outside my means. Come to think of it, I don't know if I bought any albums posted on the classical site (not true, I bought a couple of the Terry Riley albums).

Here's the thing: I'm insane. So I ASSUME everyone is going to think like me.
If I see a good price for quality material, I will buy it--even if iI already have 320kpbs mp3s or uncomressed AVIs of the complete season on my computer.

If I saw the Sun Ra video for $20, I could not buy it, nor would I if I had the money. I saw the DVD on sale for 15, but ended up using an employee discount a couple weeks later and getting it even cheaper.

Just because someone may not place the value of Space is the Place at $20 or whatever the retail value is does not mean they wouldn't enjoy watching. Furthermore, going with the premise everyone thinks like me, they would be even more likely to buy a legitimate print than a bootleg once they see the film (through whatever format). Space is the Place is the ONLY film I have EVER bought before watching. It stands to reason that everyone thinks like me.

Will I ever buy a Sun Ra album? For the right price. As I get older, I foresee acceptable prices rising. But for the moment, it should be cheap.

That said, why don't you provide some live Sun Ra videos for us. I am offering my entire collection, which includes one SNL performance, a documentary, and Space is the Place. If you have some live videos, I urge you to upload them.


Sunny-
On posting FLV: I would rather post to YouTube, then provide a link to a service that downloads the file to FLV. if worst comes to worse, a Mac User can stream the YouTube video, then download the FLV, burn the FLV to CD, take the CD to a friend's house, convert the FLV to whatever they want on the PC, then do whatever with the new format. I have done this before simply from PC to PC because I'm simply incompetent.
on the other hand, downloading 700 megs through rapidshare without a premium account will take even longer.
of course, torrents would work well for those that know how to use them. i've found some people don't even know how to unrar files. so again, one reason a streaming resource like youtube may be preferable.

 

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