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Indie69 is a monthly playlist featuring new indie music of all types.  These playlists can be downloaded (for now) via bittorrent on various popular sites.

The playlists were started in Feb, 2009 with the Indie69 Feb 2009 (free criznittle edition) due to the gaping hole Crizz left when he went away.

Criznittle created the monthly Indie Rock Playlists and stopped around the end of 2008.  He was the master, the best and we all missed him like crazy. Then he came back! (and left again for a bit)

This BLOG is a way to keep everyone who downloads the monthly playlists up to date on the releases, as well as a way to spotlight and focus on new artists, releases and overlooked albums you may have missed the first time around. It’s also a way for me to publish my writing on several subjects including music, Internet culture, rarely politics, law, film, TV and various other related subjects.

Q: Why should I read your blog?

A: Two possible reasons. One is that you download the playlist and like it, therefore you want to stay notified of when and where it will be when it comes out. The other is that you’ve actually read those NFO files in the playlist folder and are entertained by my musings. Or both. Or maybe you just love music and are looking for another source to find new stuff to listen to.

Q: What makes your blog special?

A: Well, I’m not sure, really. You may notice I usually don’t write about things I do NOT like. Some people think that by avoiding writing about bad stuff, you’re not really being a critic. Inadvertently, many of these “critics” make a career out of tearing down people’s dreams. They may not mean to, or may not even consider the possibility. I’ll always be honest about things though. If I think a song or an album suggests that the artist has “done better” or has the promise of doing better in the future, I’ll say so. Maybe even in a nice way, by pointing out their strengths rather than their weaknesses. Chances are, that artist already knows about his or her weaknesses and having a stranger point them out does said artist (or audience) no service. And since a quick listen nowadays is so easy to come by, you have the tools to come to your own decision on your own without some “tastemaker” to lead you by the hand to your own opinion. I’m not saying the days of criticism are over when it comes to music, I’m just saying much like the value of recorded music has changed, maybe the value of music criticism has changed as well. If an artist pours his or her heart and soul into a project, and people seem to love it, what good does it do for me or for them to try and convince them otherwise? I’m not sure that act is a valuable one, or at least not as valuable as it used to be. Exceptions being  Coldplay and Nickleback. They suck. Deal with it. What else makes it special? Well, I don’t accept ads. WordPress may be showing you ads right now, but that’s only because I have not started paying them 29.95 or whatever it is a year to remove ads. When I do pay that fee, the ads will be gone and will not be replaced. In the event that for whatever reason I cannot afford to do this anymore, I will consider a single sponsor that is not a label or a band. But that time has not come and I do not expect it to anytime soon. So, in that sense, if you feel you can trust a source and opinion better because they are not paid by anyone to write about anything, then you can probably trust me more than someone who does get paid to write. Or not. Not everyone who gets paid to write about music is a sell-out. That’s a fact you may not be comfortable with, but it IS an indisputable fact. What else makes me special? Well, my mommy thinks I am.

Music Submissions for the playlist/blog :  Send mp3 files only, one per msg, to indiesixtynine@gmail.com . No aac, no drm, no time-limited downloads/streams wanted.

EVERYTHING will be listened to and considered. All genres.

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  1. February 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Hello

    • February 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll return again soon. I like that “life is” poem you posted on your blog. I hope you’ll do more blogging in English.

  2. March 11, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Hello! It’s Ben from Doyle & The Fourfathers. Just wanted to thank you for your generous review of our new songs. Ever since discovering the site then, I’ve been coming back to check the blog, and it’s great to have such an inspiring site to visit every now and then. Keep up the awesome work.

    Ben

    • March 11, 2010 at 6:54 am

      Thanks for stopping in. I’ve been posting here more frequently, so lots more to come. Thanks for the great music!

  3. Lisa
    August 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Hi, thanks for stopping. 🙂 I am Lisa from Hamburg, Germany. I have found this site and now downloading the great playlists. 🙂 Thanks for all great songs. They are really super!! Will join this site frequently. 🙂 Good night and once again, thanks!!

    • August 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you. Please do come back and let me know what your favorites are.

      Some of my ancestors are from Germany. I’d like to see the country someday.

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

      • Lisa
        August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

        You are welcome 🙂 I will come back soon – my connection does not work properly. I like all the songs – yesterday I loaded the playlist for August 2010 and it’s great. 🙂 Will keep in touch with your website – and, with you?!

        And where your ancestors are from? 🙂

        Good night. 🙂

  4. February 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  5. Hirasi
    July 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Hey, love your recommendations. Been a fan for a while now. Any plans to publish your playlists to 8tracks.com?

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