After seeing the post on Boing Boing about the mashup of the Beatles with themselves (like, 40 of the songs) I downloaded it and listened to it. My god, this thing is so beautiful and transcendent that it brought a tear to the eye of this fan of the Beatles. The density of the reference and association is such that it brings them all back simultaneously. I find that all the affection I have for the individual songs comes flooding in, even when I can only make out subliminally that I’m hearing them. Just the enormity of all that George Martin production and those distinctive drum sounds and organ licks and guitar riffs, wow!

And much like I’ve had to say over and over in the podcasting world, yes Cory you do get the Bittorrent benefit even with a file as small as 5 megs. Cory expresses skepticism to that fact on his post, but yes it is worth using BT, even for a single song if it is highly in demand and has many simultaneous downloaders as this does. Folks, don’t hold the BT at an arms length, embrace it!

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2 thoughts on “Megabeatles”

  1. jonny says:

    he should just only do bittorent its plenty fast. i got the 5 megs in like 15 seconds which is faster then i would of off any server for sure

  2. Dave says:

    Hey JX! People have this perception that BT is only for huge files, which I never understand. Even for a smallish file like this, if it is downloaded 100,000 times that’s 500G of traffic. Would you rather have that bandwidth coming from your webhost box or from the DSL/cable modems of dozens of other people? The choice is always easy for me.

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