Link Rot, Lost Discographies, and the Preservation of Your Favorite Media | Episode 23 - Utopia District

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Link Rot, Lost Discographies, and the Preservation of Your Favorite Media

 

Released: Friday, May 4th, 2024

 

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Join us for another great Utopia District podcast! On today’s episode we dive deep into the ever-evolving landscape of digital preservation, lost music treasures, and ever increase corporatization digital media. We embark on a journey through the highs and lows of the world of Blu-ray 4K remasters, separating the gems from the dust and what can go wrong – our nostalgia-driven exploration then heads into the enigmatic world of classic cartoons, unearthing forgotten gems like “The Maxx,” “The Head,” “Spawn,” “Aeon Flux,” and “Cybersix.” Join us as we rediscover these animated wonders and reminisce about their impact on pop culture.

Stepping into the present, we immerse into some new vaporwave albums, as well as discuss the unfortunate loss of discography deletion by prominent vaporwave artists, 骨架的 skeleton, computer dreams, and 天気予報 asutenki’s Bandcamp pages, and what it might mean.

We also revisit some timeless videos and shows that have left an indelible mark on our memories. From the vibrant streets of Brazil with Arnold in Rio during carnival, to the neon-soaked nights of “Miami Vice” and “Moonlighting,” from the interstellar adventures of “Firefly” to the sun-kissed shores of “Baywatch,” and from the mysterious gates of “Stargate” to the iconic VHS’ at Whammy Video in LA, join us for a chat about these cultural touchstones and what made them so great. We also discuss: Showgirls, Troma, VHS collecting, 4:3 vs 16:9, content and the shift of attention span, and lots more!

Lastly, we discuss the importance of archival initiatives like archive.org, soulseek, and the fleeting nature of digital media versus physical. We hope you enjoy joining us along for the ride!

 

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Deleted Discographies: 天気予報 Asutenki, 骨架的 skeleton, computer dreams

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Max Head Reviews – New Episode (Frutiger Aero vs Vaporwave)

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Cybersix

Goodnight Punpun

Whammy Analog Video – VHS Shop

Patrick Nagel ArtTape Swap 2024 Poster

 

Albums We Discussed!

Prenoko Album Releases

Aexion – Aesthetic Love

 

Guests on this Episode!

Indy

Cerulea_d.lux

Prenoko

SnowmanTyler

Brass Fair Mall

Jupiterliketheplanet

 

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