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Eurobeat Cover Art Collection

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Here’s something different! This is something I worked on today. So, I went on Ben Dodson’s iTunes Artwork Finder and downloaded the most eurobeat cover art I could find. I also included a lot of stuff from Junodownload (lower resolution though), bandcamp and artists website too. I also decided to avoid scans and photos as much as possible. The resulting file is… nearly 1 GB with 746 files!

Download here!!

I did not alter any of the file, except my own and a very very very few exceptions. If something’s missing, it’s because it’s unavailable, etc. There are also some cover art that I have that aren’t even available anymore!

Also, I don’t know if I will be updating this or not given that it’s a 1GB upload each time…

Enjoy!

Yes…

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…I will provide SEB 242. Next week. Probably. Coz I’m too cheap to have EMS shipping like everybody else. Or to live in a country where Air Mail isn’t slow mail.

[SuganoMusic] V.A. – Eurobeat Festival Vol. 2

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Wonder why he didn’t put these on bandcamp yet… His loss (May 5 update: Scratch that sentence); haven’t removed the first one and the second one came out. Oh and this cover art covers a SEB album’s cover. Yep, SEB 178.

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Label / Catalog Number: SuganoMusic – SMCD-0019
Country: Japan
Discogs link: Click here includes tracklist.
Release date: Dec. 31, 2016 (May 6 2017 WEB DL)
Rip info: Personal rip and scans
Download: Time’s up. Please encourage Sugano here.

[SuganoMusic] V.A. – Eurobeat Festival Vol.1

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Important note: As soon as Sugano releases this on his Bandcamp, I WILL remove the download link for this. At the time I’m writing this, the CD is only available in Japan so, yeah.

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Label / Catalog Number: SuganoMusic – SMCD-0017
Country: Japan
Discogs link: Click here includes tracklist.
Release date: August 13, 2016 (May 6, 2017 WEB DL)
Rip info: Personal rip & scans.
Download: Time’s up. Please encourage Sugano here.

xnView MP Version 0.64

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The developper of xnView MP likes to not keep the old and working version on their website. So, if you guys have issues with newer builds, here’s v0.64:

MEGA (v0.64 – x64)

Note that this version is for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. It will work on WIndows 10 but you won’t be able to use it as default.

Cheers.

My point of view on illegal downloading

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Before reading, this is a copy-paste from a post I made on a forum I frequent regularly.  It is in context of that forum.  Also, “Eurobeat” can be replaced by any other musical genre and “Avex”, however, can be replaced by a label that does not market their music outside the country they are presently.  So, like it or not, this is my point of view.

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Man, these DarkSky and co. need to stop their “efforts” and stop taking links down. You cannot stop the music downloads. It’s futile. In fact, music piracy is not as bad as you believe it is. Look, it helps the user to decide what to buy, and what to not buy. It’s proven. Yes, some users will totally refuse to give a cent to Eurobeat or any other genres in the music industry.

Then, it leads me to the music industry. It simply needs to get over the whole physical stuff, change the way it sees things otherwise, it will simply leads to its loss. Music piracy will NEVER stop. Never ever. It’s unstoppable. There will always be a new way to evade the new (already useless) governement laws. Those industries are lead by money and forget the art all the musicians associated to them are making. Thus, they always go and try to stop it, when they (somehow) know that it will simply not stop at all instead of finding a new way to sell things, a new way to advertise their music online; find a new business model. Eurobeat is no exception.

Avex is simply shooting themselves in the foot by keeping the genre in Japan instead of advertising it outside. Also, they also shoot themselves again by making it hard to buy the actual physical copy. Bad tongues will say that you can buy the physicals on CDJapan, Amazon jp or HMV jp or single tracks on Mora, Musico and iTunes. Yes, you can buy Eurobeat there.

For physical copies, some people might not feel safe to order online or some might not have a credit card. Oh! Talking credit cards, in some countries, contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to get a credit card like in South America where you need to win a lot of money to have one. Some might not want one because they fear of overusing it and become in-debt. Back on topic, there are other factor as why people don’t buy online : that can be language or money, etc.

Language can be a huge barrier. People that talks Portuguese or other languages might know next to no English and then, ordering online can be very hard especially when they face an English or Japanese website. Online translators doesn’t always makes things look good either.

For music downloads, musico and mora can be very difficult to buy from there. On musico, you have to rely on web translators. It’s hard to navigate around too. Language is a very big barrier for musico. For, mora, it’s very hard to buy from that place since it’s closed to Japan. There are ways to buy from oversea but you still need to go over the language barrier or have some skills in computers. For Junodownload, again, English can still be a barrier for some people. Juno although a very good service can throw people out with expensive price and, you only have a few Eurobeat labels on there (Hi-NRG Attack and Saifam/Asia).

On iTunes, some people hate the software, thus, not likely to go and buy there. Also, the format that Apple offers the songs can still throw people off because some people doesn’t really have understanding in computers and probably don’t know how to convert those files to MP3 because they might not have an iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone.

Concerning iTunes Japan, to be honnest I didn’t check DarkSky’s tuto, it’s not everyone that will go buy a 3000 yens iTunes card on JBOX and then, to go and buy some tracks they may like. Also, you have to calculate how much it is in their currency. To a canadian like me, it’s nearly 34$. But for some, like in Mexico, 3000yen is 415 Pesos!!! That might be a lot for them.

All that said, all those factors alone, can stop people from buying. It’s NOT true that everyone is able to buy the physical albums or buy downloads. That is why they resort to download and that is why IDW offers to be able to share to those who aren’t able to buy. For some, it’s not because they wouldn’t pay to encourage Eurobeat, it’s because they can’t pay for it.

So, in conclusion, “Self-Righteous Knights”, stop trying. It’s useless. Get it thru’ your thick skulls. If you don’t want to believe me, you get off the Internet. You’ll be sad for all your life. If you stay on Internet, you need to live with piracy. You need to adapt to it.

tl;dr : Seriously, stop being lazy and read my post. That cannot be explained in one sentence.

No, I’m STILL alive.

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Hi blog, no time no see.

First of all, it has been one year and one month since I wrote to that blog.  Many things happenned since then…

Firstly, Eurobeat wise, Super Eurobeat 189 up to 201 have been released.  Between vol.199 and 200 there were a 6 months hiatus that I hated a lot.  And, when I listened to SEB 201, the other day, I was like “wow”… it sounded all new and I had such mixed emotion, but it was an incredible feeling none-the-less!

Secondly, life-wise, the ingrown toe-nail surgery is healed but something bothers me… but why does it have ANOTHER nail growing again?!?  Anyway, it doesn’t hurt one bit so it’s OK.  School wise, college is finished and I’ve earned my technical degree in Computer Science back in May 2009.  Also, from that month and on, I’m jobless.  Here, in [censored], there are ABSOLUTELY no jobs for me.  Not even in a gaz station.  What a shame.

Thirdly, I haven’t thought about B’z!  Well, 2008 was their 20th anniversary year and they released to Best Of… I think I wrote about that.  In 2009, they released a DVD in February, 2 singles (one in August and one in October) and an album in November.  Of course, I bought all of them except the DVD.  The single in October, My Lonely Town, had a DVD… which had their first ever released PV!  Wow.

Fourthly, I revived this blog to post my point-of view on piracy.  It might not please everyone’s point-of-view so be aware.  Because I respect every website’s laws on piracy, I’m not going to tell where to get stuff, how to share stuff or offer myself stuff.

To finish this post, I MIGHT post from time to time my point of view on things I read online here…  Or it can simply die like the other post.

So, later.

I am not dead

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Hi.

Just to say that I am not dead.  It’s just that I don’t have the mind to update this blog.  Many many things happenned during the last post and well, it just sucks that I don’t have the spirit to update more oftenly.  But, like you see, I did it now.

Mainly, if I didn’t talk about it, Super Eurobeat 187 went out in May.  I bought the album, this is a good album overall.  You can find info in the link I will give later.  Also, Super Eurobeat 188 came out at the beginning of the month.  I also own it.  Good albo too.  The highlight is The Snake with “Queen Of Mean”.  OMG.  They rock this shit so good!

Also, I’m also on my job like I said in the last post.  However, I have a correction.  I gain 16.02$/h and not 15$.  On a week, i gain 303.50$ CAD.  Enough to buy myself a nice 24″ monitor!!  Indeed, I did buy one!  It’s a ViewSonic Q241wb.  I bought it online for 510.50.  Yeah, I know, it’s expansive.  Now, I’m only looking for a nice DVI-D Dual Link cable to plug on my monitor instead of the cheap and old VGA.  I guess ViewSonic is too cheap to include one with their monitor…

I also moved to Windows Vista in May.  It was neet and problems-free move.  I experienced no compatibility problems yet.  Only my 3-in-1 printer was not compatible with Vista because Lex-shit.

Also, I learned that nVidia will release a new brand of graphic cards : the GTX 200 that will replace the getting old GeForce brand (I didn’t want to see GeForce 10000 brand).  It will also include a PhysX GPU core that will make 3D effects more beautiful, more realistic.

Also, the final version of Firefox 3 will be out on June 17.  That should be Thursday 😉

Super Eurobeat 189 is out one July 2 if I’m not wrong…

B’z’s B’z The Best Ultra Pleasure will be out next Wednesday… looking forward to it, and a lot.  Also, the intermediate results for The Best Ultra Treasure are out… :

1. Brotherhood
2. ONE
3. Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
4. Wonderful Opportunity
5. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
6. New Message
7. Yumemi ga Oka
8. Sayonara Nanka ha Iwasenai
9. Ai ja Naku Naru Hi
10. Pierrot

11. DEVIL
12. Swimmer yo!!
13. Home (U.S. iTunes Version)
14. Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
15. RUN
16. BLOWIN’
17. YOU & I
18. Gekkou
19. Arakure
20. Nagai Ai

21. TIME
22. ROCK man
23. OH! GIRL
24. LOVE IS DEAD
25. Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
26. Kienai Niji
27. Haru
28. MOTEL
29. Happiness
30. Don’t Leave Me

31. ALL-OUT ATTACK
32. F-E-A-R
33. Taiyou no Komachi Angel
34. Magnolia
35. Liar! Liar!
36. Real Thing Shakes
37. GIMME YOUR LOVE -Fukunetsu no LOVE DRIVER-
38. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
39. NATIVE DANCE
40. MOVE

Good list, good list.

I want to note that, I won’t post in French anymore sorry.

For Eurobeat infos, go here : http://www.eurobeat-prime.com and check the forums too 😉

As for now, bye.

Vista and other stuff

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So, today, I bought the ‘mighty’ Windows Vista and I am now running it as my main OS.  No dual boot.  So, yeah, I complety abandon XP.  I’m always saying that we need to evolve and move on.  But, I need a new printer since Lexmark is sucking balls at making drivers for my printer and, it isn’t very old on top of all.

And, also, basically, this week was my first week at work.  It was pretty good.  I mean, we didn’t have to rest at all, there was always something to do.  Monday, I’ve put burners inside the computers all day long because all 135 of them didn’t have any.  Wednesday, to be honest, I don’t remember much of that day.  But, as far as I remember, I know that I have put some burners in the computers also.  Thursday, we finished the burners in the new computer, then, we installed some IDE DVD burner into the network class’ station computers.  Then, for the rest of the day we moved around some old computer equiments like Pentium II & III and monitors.

So, that’s it 😉

Various news

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It has been a while since I posted.  I was very busy with the end of my semester at the college and to finish my work and all and all.

Yes, yes, I’ve said it, I’m done for the summer!  College out!  Oh well… wait a sec… my job, that starts Tuesday, is at my college.  Well, that’s a totally different matter.  I will speak about it now because I’m very happy about it.

First, my job is a computer technician with 2 others of my fellow computer science people and 2 full-time computer technician of the college.  As for me, my schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm.  21 hours a week at 15$/h.  My other fellows will work Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm but at 10$/h… as I heard.  So, I’ll be winning about ~275$ by week after the taxes.  I’ll be working for 8 weeks.  The month of July is off (Yay!) and I work two weeks in August.

Summary (me only):

– 15$/h

– 21h/week

– May 20 to June 26 and August 5 to 14.

– Tuesday to Thursday, every week.

So, after all the expanses, I have calculated that I would have approximatively have 1500$ for myself.  In the expanses, I have :

– 375$ for one semester of school bus.

– 215$ for school fees

– 80$ for my friend that will carry me and back to the job. (10$ per week)

So… (275*8)-375-215-80 = 1530.

That’s it for now… for the job I mean.

Other news, I have bought Super Eurobeat 187 and I should have it… tomorrow or Tuesday.  I hope because, except Can Can World, I didn’t get a full listen of it yet and the other Super Eurobeat (Vol.188) is coming in 2 weeks.  Also, I have bought, on eBay,  13 B’z singles and 5 B’z albums.  For approximatively 80$ shipping included.  In the pack, there is two times Hadashi No Megami (Barefeet Goddess).  With this, I will have two Big Machine and two TMG’s TMG I album.  If you didn’t get it, I already have one TMG I and one Big Machine.

For your information, TMG means Tak Matsumoto Group and Tak Matsumoto is the guitarist of B’z.

So, I will be sending those for free to those who wins to some trivia here at my/this forum : http://bznetparty.offthelock.com .

I think I missed something above… the list of those CDs I won at eBay.

– Hadashi No Megami (8cm) (miniCD, single)

– Hadashi No Megami (12cm) (Normal CD single (re-issue))

– Big Machine (Album, CD)

– Eleven (Album, CD)

– (TMG) Oh Japan! ~Our Time Is Now~ (Single, CD)

– (TMG) TMG I (Album, CD+DVD)

– Tak Matsumoto – Theatre Of Strings (Album, CD)

– Ring (Single, CD)

– Lady Navigation (Single, CD (re-issue))

– Itoshii Hito Yo, Good Night… (Single, CD (re-issue))

– Konya Tsuki No Mieru Oka Ni (Single, CD)

– Juice (CD, Single)

– The Circle (CD, album)

– Ai No Mama Ni Wagamama, Ni Boku Wa Kimi Dake Wo Kiztsukenai (8cm CD, Single)

– Calling (8cm CD, Single)

– Blowin’ (8cm CD, Single)

– Giri Giri Chop (8cm CD, single)

– Taiyou No Komachi Angel (8cm CD, single)

That’s a good lot indeed.  Very good price also… If you calculate, each single is 1000 yen and every album is about 3000 yen.  (13*1000 (for singles)) + (5*3000) + 10420 yen (shipping – EMS – No Air Mail for over 4000g of stuff) = ~370$ CAD  So, I saved ~290$ by buying those on Ebay!!!!!!!  On top of all, my credit card wouldn’t have taken it becoz its limit is 300$.

Anyway, if I remember of anything else to say, I’ll post!

Alors, je suis Lebon14… Au revoir 😉