Sprk

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Sprk last won the day on July 29 2018

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  1. Sprk

    Me tooooo. I was supposed to go in May again, but even though my flight hasn't officially been canceled yet, I'm sure it will. Meh.
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    I don't mind so much if the files are being spread around, that's what I posted them for. It's more about the direct links to my cloud service, and worrying about getting caught/sued 😊
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    So I guess the ‘ethical’ thing would be to not hide links anymore if you’re posting links that expire? I’m not not posting for the ‘reputation’ anyway.
  4. Sprk

    Thanks! I love Jem, I still listen to a lot of Jem songs on my iPhone (though I usually skip the Jem songs and only listen to the Misfits songs, their songs are better) 😊 ...would anyone want me to post some mp3tjes of Jem songs in the Music Downloads section? 🤔
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    I use a cloud service called Sync. It's an efficient (but costly) online backup of my files, a solution I chose after ANOTHER hard drive broke down and I lost a lot of files again. Sync offers 4TB of space (which most other service don't do, or at a much higher price) and I'm usually at 90% of my allowed storage space. The reason why I let my download links expire after 1-2 weeks is because I can see a lot of people download 'my' files (more than the amount of people that have 'liked' the post, and different IP addresses too), which I assume means my download links are being shared outside of this forum. Because I don't want Sync to shut down my account (and, perhaps, make me lose access to my files in the process), I try to keep some kind of control over how many people download these files. That's why I choose to expire them after 1-2 weeks. And then there's also the fear of 'the authorities' finding out about me sharing files that are not my intellectual property (I don't think a judge would think it's relevant that these are mostly TV broadcasts, out of print cd's and upscales of videos). The alternative, for me, would be to stop sharing files altogether. Which I'd prefer not to do, because I think this is a great place to share files and I want to contribute to that...
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    Hi guys, I'm from The Netherlands. My brother definitely listened to a lot of Madonna when I was a kid (The First Album - Like A Prayer). I was born in 1980 so I grew up with her. I remember the WTG tour being aired on TV and wanting to watch it, but there was a storm so the quality was kind of bad? I kind of fell in love when I saw Truth or Dare, and definitely kept a close eye on her in the 90s when she was all over MTV during the Erotica and Bedtime Stories era. I played my Girlie Show VHS over and over again. The first time I saw her live was 2001, and I've seen her live 4 times since. To be honest, I'm not super into most she's done after COADF, but I'll always consider myself a Madonna fan, and I'm glad this forum exists 😊
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    Thanks
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    This is me 😊
  9. This is the practice where the expression 'change a word, take a third' comes from.
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    Hi, is it possible to delete certain files (screenshots) I've uploaded to the forum? I mean the stuff that is listed here: https://madonna-infinity.net/forums/attachments/ I've reached my limit :(
  11. You can be negative all you want, but but this was never made up. In my case, the information that this was coming out (originally in the fall of 2019, then moved to April 2020) came directly from my contact at Warner (albeit one of the international offices). So it was never made up.
  12. I met the guy who works at Warner and worked on assembling Celebration (this was at a promo concert of another artist, like a showcase, and I told him ‘whoever edited the tracks on Celebration needs to be shot’ and then he said ‘actually I was in charge of that’, but he meant selecting the tracks, not butchering Erotica and Frozen, but I digress). He told me at the time that Warner definitely wants to release the old tours and knows there’s a demand for it, but there were issues with locating the source material. We actually emailed for a while. I ended up sending him a list of all the pro-shot concerts I assumed existed (that the virgin tour was probably shot on film, he should look for the Paris BAT footage, girlie show in Japan was probably shot in HD because Japan is advanced like that and other concerts by other artists from that era were also shot in HD, etc). Never heard back from him after that. But yeah, I think it’s more difficult/complicated to locate some of this stuff than some people think. The fact that Alek says he didn’t shoot any full concerts in Paris doesn’t surprise me. This was almost 30 years ago. He probably doesn’t remember. I’ve interviewed artists who don’t remember recording certain b-sides or playing certain tracks live years ago. Most creative people, in my experience, tend to focus on current and future projects. Not stuff they’ve done in the past. I bet if you walked up to Madonna right now, and talked to her, she wouldn’t remember at all that 3 songs were deleted from the virgin tour release, or that Ciao Italia is made up from different concerts. I once got a press release of a huge career-spanning dvd boxset that was going to be released by an artist from my country, noticed that they were using severely edited/incomplete footage of several shows that were going to be included in that boxset, contacted the guy who was in charge of compiling the material for the boxset, and pointed him towards the original uncut shows, and they ended up being included, and I got a ‘thank you’ mention in the artwork. The point I’m trying to make is: artists and the people that work for them certainly don’t care as much about the archives as hardcore fans do. It’s a shame 🤷🏼‍♂️ sometimes you get lucky and a huge fan is involved in some kind of compilation (this happened with a Kylie Minogue compilation once), but a lot of the time people just don’t have a clue what’s out there and where to locate it.
  13. Well, technically we’re not still ‘waiting’ for the Re-Invention dvd. We know that it has been cancelled. And while official releases have been lacking, there are few other artists that have sooooooo many shit leak all the time. How many artists, besides maybe Prince, can you name where a complete demo version of an album leaked? Try being a Janet Jackson fan. Where 2 of her best tours just weren’t released at all (not even on LaserDisc). At least for the Virgin and Blond Ambition tours there are laserdiscs and those amazing in-house DVDs. And the proshot re-invention tour that leaked. For Janet’s rhythm nation tour there’s a shitty Japanese tv broadcast, and for the Janet. Tour there is just nothing. Nothing but shitty audience recordings and a few songs broadcast here and there. Almost no demos leak, ever. And fans will never get remastered deluxe Janet albums because all the master tapes were likely destroyed in that stupid Universal Music fire. Even though Madonna’s policy when it comes to the treatment of her back-catalogue leaves something to be desired, Madonna fans get a lot of stuff. Back to the topic: as recently as November of last year the LAP re-release was still on Warner’s roster for April. I have no clue if it has been postponed again, or possibly canceled, but I’m trying to find out.