Notes Are Shattered

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered Version)

If you don't love this, you must hate Christmas and all things good in the universe.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Afroman - A Colt 45 Christmas

In the interest of trying to keep the Christmas albums diverse, today's album is Afroman's "A Colt 45 Christmas". It is vulgar, probably offensive, and really, pretty dumb. However, it made my friend and I laugh pretty hard earlier tonight. Here's a test to see if you should download it or not:

1. Did you at any point think the song "Because I Got High" was funny?
2. Does the idea of a song about Frosty the Snowman not being able to have intercourse with people because his phallus is made of frozen water sound humorous to you?

If you answered "yes" to one of those questions, you might want to give this a listen. If you answered "yes" to both, you shouldn't even have read this far before you started downloading. If you answered "no" to both, this definitely isn't for you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Brutal Christmas: The Season in Chaos

I can't decide if today's Christmas album is awesome, or awesomely bad. All I know is that your life won't be quite the same after hearing these death, black, and otherwise extreme metal versions of some of the most beloved Christmas hymns. This is worth getting just to hear Hearken's cover of "O Come All Ye Faithful", which features almost melodic cookie monster vocals throughout the whole thing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sufjan Stevens - Songs for Christmas and mwY re-up

This is my favorite Christmas album(s) ever. If you don't have this, you need it. Disc 5 is gorgeous, and the rest is pretty darn close. Also, I re-upped mewithoutYou's "Blood Enough for Us All" to the new server, since it seems some people missed the semi-hidden link in the old post. Click here for that. Click the image for the Sufjan box set. I included the early version of "Put the Lights on the Tree" from the original CD Sufjan sent out to friends, as well as the one on the official release, because... well, I'm nerdy like that.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The beginning of Christmas music and Get in the Van re-up

Because it's time for us to once again bastardize religion by commercializing it, I thought it would be appropriate to upload some Christmas music you're not likely to hear at shopping malls and on Clear Channel-owned radio outlets. I'm planning on uploading a new album every day, but we all know how my uploading plans usually turn out. Either way, here is the new Relient K Christmas album, which is really their old one with 7 new tracks. I've included the old version of Auld Lang Syne as well, since it has a hidden track on the end that isn't on this CD. I've also re-upped Henry Rollins' "Get in the Van" as requested.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Black Friday of Comedy Albums

Okay, so I was going to wait until I uploaded all my comedy albums to post anything, but I decided that was going to take too long, since I'm converting all the comedy to V8 quality before I upload it. Basically, that means that the files will be considerably smaller, but still sound almost exactly the same. This saves both of us time, and my friend (who gave us the webspace in exchange for Chipotle) bandwidth. All of the following albums are in V8, with the exception of the Greg Proops albums, and anything involving music (Stephen Lynch, bonus songs on Brian Posehn's album, etc.).

Anyway, enjoy these. There are a few in there I haven't uploaded before. I'll work on getting more up soon... hopefully.

Andy Andrist - Dumb It Down for the Masses
Bobcat Goldthwait - I Don't Mean to Insult You, But You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait
Bill Hicks - Arizona Bay
Bill Hicks - Dangerous
Bill Hicks - I'm Sorry, Folks!
Bill Hicks - Relentless
Bill Hicks - Rant in E-Minor
Bob Marley (Comedian) - Live
Brian Posehn - Comedians of Comedy Tour CD
Brain Posehn - Live in: Nerd Rage!
Brian Regan - Live
Brain Regan - Standing Up (audio rip)
Bob Saget - Misc. Bootlegs
Christian Finnegan - Two For Flinching (this sort of sucks, except the last bit)
Christopher Titus - Norman Rockwell is Bleeding
Dave Attell - Hey, Your Mouth's Not Pregnant!
Dave Attell, Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo, Dane Cook - Insomniac Tour (audio rip)
Dave Attell - Skanks for the Memories
Derek & Clive - Live
Dane Cook - Retaliation (I know, I know... sorry... I liked him at one point, and if this keeps someone from buying his CDs, it's worth it)
Daniel Tosh - True Stories I Made Up
Douglas Adams - Live in Göttingen 3/14/1994
Doug Stanhope - ACID Bootleg
Doug Stanhope - Adult Video Awards
Doug Stanhope - Deadbeat Hero
Doug Stanhope - Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2006
Doug Stanhope - Sicko
Doug Stanhope - Something to Take the Edge Off
Doug Stanhope - Word of Mouth (audio rip)
Eugene Mirman - En Garde, Society!
Eugene Mirman - The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman
Emo Phillips - Emo
Emo Phillips - E=MO2 Live at the Hasty Pudding Theater
Gilbert Gottfried - Dirty Jokes
Greg Proops - Houston, We Have a Problem
Greg Proops - Joke Book
Harland Williams - Crowd Control
Harland Williams - Crowd Control Vol. 2
Jim Gaffigan - Beyond the Pale
Jim Gaffigan - Economics II
Jim Gaffigan - More Moo-Moos
Mitch Fatel - Miniskirts and Muffins
Mitch Hedberg - Mitch All Together
Norm Macdonald - Ridiculous
Patton Oswalt - Live at the Bottletree, Birmingham, AL 7/29/2007
Stephen Lynch - Superhero
The Unbookables - Morbid Obscenity

Monday, November 19, 2007

Manchester Orchestra on Conan and Help! A Bear is Eating Me!

Expect new music very, very soon. Until then, here's Manchester Orchestra on Conan:

Also, check out Help! A Bear Is Eating Me! which is one of the funniest books I've read (well, listened to) in a long time. The first 12 chapters are on there right now, and the last chapter should be up in a week or two. It's read by the author, and he does a fantastic job reading it. Really, it's more like a one-man radio play than a regular audiobook. Give it a listen.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In case you missed all the hints...

...we're not dead. Just sleeping, for the moment. Expect a newer, better Notes Are Shattered very soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


"Life, death and rebirth are inevitable."
~Rig Veda

"Right now we're standing at a massive point of rebirth."
~Lars Ulrich

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix."
~Christina Baldwin

Monday, November 12, 2007


"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction"
~Winston Churchill

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
~Andy Warhol

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
~Charles Darwin

"Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed."
~Irene Peter

"All is flux; nothing stays still."

"Life is a progress, and not a station."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All things change; nothing perishes."

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
~John F. Kennedy

"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."
~James Yorke

Notes Are Shattered is dead...

...long live Notes Are Shattered?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Throwing in the towel

I quit. Our Mediafire account got deleted. We lost everything we ever uploaded there. To everyone who commented, downloaded, and supported us, thank you so much. It means more to me than you know. I'm glad we were able to bring you music and comedy over the last year and a half, and I wish you luck in finding new sources of music online. The links over to the left are good places to start. It's been fun. I really enjoyed watching this thing get more and more hits. I'm sorry to do this, but it's so frustrating when all I'm trying to do is spread the word about music that I love and assholes have to come in and mess everything up. I'll miss this. Once again, thanks to anyone who supported us. And to anyone who reported any of our shit:

Fuck off.

With Love,

~Keep pirating~

PS: A note to anyone who was a member of Oink, or would like to help support the founder of it - a website has been set up where you can donate to cover legal fees. This is 100% legit. Click here if you're interested.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sorry, everyone...

I know it's taking a long time for me to post stuff, but more and more comedy albums keep getting reported, so I'm trying to take care of all of that. Because a lot of you have been asking for it, I did put Manchester Orchestra's "Nobody Sings Anymore" back up, so you can get a copy of that here. I'm trying to figure out how I want to continue running this blog, since leaving it completely open like this probably means all the comedy albums (and most likely other stuff) will keep getting reported. I'm thinking about uploading a ton of comedy albums, posting all the links, and then when something gets taken down, that's it. I might do it over at the ,RARmy forums, so if something gets taken down, at least a bunch of people will hopefully have it and one of them will be willing to re-up it. Also, a somewhat closed community might help matters too. I love music and comedy, and I love sharing them with people, but if everything is going to keep getting reported, I don't see much of a point in it.

Also, I don't know if anyone from Minneapolis was planning on attending the Manchester Orchestra show tonight, but if you are, I won't be running the merch table after all. I'll still be there, however, so like I said before, look for the fat guy with long hair in a Neutral Milk Hotel shirt and tell me you know me from the internet. I will say hi and sign your face.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

In Mourning of OiNK, Saul Williams, Manchester Orchestra, and Update

As I'm sure most of you are aware, Oink's Pink Palace got shut down last week. It's weird to say this, but I honestly feel like I've lost someone close to me. I listen to an album I nabbed off of Oink, or think about an album I want to listen to before I buy, and I honestly get a little depressed. I really miss being able to get practically anything within a few minutes. I'm also sad because Oink has been my only source for comedy albums for the last year or so, and now I have to rely on Demonoid for everything. I've still got enough comedy albums saved up to last for another few Super Comedy Sundays, but after that, I won't have a constantly updated list of new comedy albums for you all. Anyway, if you're feeling it like I am, you may want to check out this site:

It's run by a former admin on Oink. There's a lot of great information about Oink, it's downfall, the legal matters surrounding both Oink himself and the users, etc. You also might be interested in this article, in which Trent Reznor admits to having an Oink account. There's also information on the new Saul Williams album in that article, which comes out... well, today, since it's November 1st. The awesome news is, you can get it in 192 MP3 for free, or for $5 (which goes right to the guys involved with the album) you can get it in 320 MP3 or FLAC. I ordered my FLAC version a while ago, and got my link to downlaod it as I was typing this post. Saul Williams is a phenomenal artist, and I've been meaning to upload some of his stuff. If enough people like the new album, leave me a comment saying so (and preferably buy your download) and I'll upload his other albums.

Also, for you Manchester Orchestra fans, the band has put out a new split 7" single with Annuals. What's awesome is that they gave Pitchfork the okay to put free MP3s of it on their website, which you can download here. Also, they've got a documentary about them now, and if you join their street team and do a few things, you can watch the full thing online for free. Finally, Andy has a solo project called Right Away, Great Captain! and he put out an album back in January called The Bitter End. Because I'm awesome, I uploaded it for you, but please make sure you buy it off his Myspace if you like it. Manchester Orchestra was on Conan tonight, but I missed it because I had class, so scour YouTube and send me a link if you find it before me. In the meantime, you can always watch their Letterman performance from September or their official video podcast. With all the whoring I'm doing for them, I should really be getting paid. Instead, I'm probably going to end up running their merch table at the November 7th show here in Minneapolis for free (...well, for 2 free tickets and a free copy of their split 7"). So if you come, and there's a fat guy with long hair in a Neutral Milk Hotel shirt behind the merch table, say hi and tell me you know me from the internet. I will shake your hand and sign your face.

Finally, an update on the site. I've almost got all the old stuff replaced. I should have it up tomorrow or Friday, along with the 3 songs I have off the first mewithoutYou EP.

In case you missed it in that huge block of text and links up there: