Ok, time for a little chat...
When I first mentioned (on my approximately seventeen other blogs) my idea for a Power Records blog, I was generously offered audio files of the records by two different people.
Since I don't really have the ability or the time to try and make my own mp3s of the audio recordings, I figured this was a perfect combo--since I own all (or nearly all) of the Power Records, I would provide the scans while the audio files were sent to me.
Unfortunately, one of the two people who made this generous offer to me never followed through, so after about a half-dozen mp3s from the first benefactor, I was left without any audio content. Now what?
I then decided to download the audio files from the Power Records Plaza blog, which is exhaustingly complete. I didn't know whether this is bad internet form or not, but I ultimately figured that since I was providing all the scans, and then hosting the downloaded files, it was ok.
That worked for a few months, and now I have run into another problem--there are few dozen audio files not yet posted here that are only available to listen to over at PRP, not as downloads. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for this, and I tried to find some technical workarounds, but none of it worked.
So today, for the Gemini Man LP, I figured I'll just link to the mp3s hosted by PRP along with my scans. That felt a little less jake, but for the moment I didn't know what else to do.
Now I see, for some reason, the three Gemini Man mp3s that I'm linking to at PRP don't work. I don't know if that's because of some technical glitch, or they're being blocked to stop people from doing what I'm doing, I don't know.
All I do know is, I have lots of scans at the ready, but no matching audio files.
So I'm writing this to ask those of you who visit this site and/or care enough to leave a comment what to do next.
One idea is to simply stop here--end the updates, and leave the blog an unfinished project. I'd leave up what's here, but there wouldn't be anything else new coming up, at least until I find some new way of getting the audio files.
The other idea is to continue posting the scans I have--I still have many LP sleeves and comic book sets to go, and I definitely could still post them here, but without the accompanying audio, or possibly just adding a link to PRP or other audio sites where you could listen to the files from there.
So those of you reading this, let me know. Do you want Power Records to continue in a very diminished form, or should I just put the whole blog on extended hiatus? Please share your thoughts, Power Records fans!