Bust, the magazine that brings you femme culture in a fun, creative and smart way, now has a brilliant new online feature: free, legal mp3s of music featured in their issues.
Go here to grab the downloader and instructions (Update: now defunct). The current taster features The Gossip, Two Ton Boa, Guy Sigworth, Flin Flon and The Receiver. My picks: the incredible 60s/70s folk songstress Karen Dalton's take on the traditional 'Katie Cruel' (French pop fans may be familiar with Marie Laforêt's version), and The Pipettes' 'Pull Shapes' video, which lovingly recreates the Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls party scene.
Thanks to everyone who's visited Spiked Candy for bringing me up to over 500,000 page views! One thing I'd love is to get a little more feedback on my posts. I don't mean to be needy in our relationship, but sometimes a girl needs to know if her first-time-posted-online ultra-rare video/picture/song excites you as much as it does her! The blog continues to be a labour of love, but I'd also like a little more of an idea of which posts you enjoy the most. A big thank you to those who do take the time to comment, email or Myspace message me.
A special shout-out to all my last.fm friends - you really help keep the blogging and music discovery journey rewarding. Last.fm members and readers of this blog - if you're yet to stumble across my last.fm group, here it is: Spiked Candy Last.Fm Group.
Lots of planned posts in the works... in the meantime, any special requests or stuff you'd like to see/hear more of? I'll be moving from Blog-City soon, and I'm happy to start the extended leaving party now!