a well-intentioned interruption
by Sean
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


I just wanted to say welcome to anyone who's arrived via Yahoo's Pick of the Day, and extend a thank-you to whomever it was who wrote that sweet and humbling piece: thank-you.

Posted by Sean at November 17, 2005 8:16 PM

My thoughts exactly. You guys consistently make my day.


Posted by Chris at November 17, 2005 9:38 PM

That is a nice writeup (and a well-deserved one, at that). Congratulations.

Posted by Tuwa at November 17, 2005 10:41 PM

You are one of my top two mp3 blogs. So much good music I've never heard.

Posted by Janey at November 17, 2005 10:47 PM

Seeing as its time for a big love-in, I'd like to say that Said the Gramophone is my most favoritist mp3 blog. I constantly talk about you guys to friends not in the know, and you're first on my list of blogs to vists. Also, any other blogs I do visit regularly come almost exclusively from your spot-on recomendations. Great job guys! Keep up the good work.

Posted by Chris at November 17, 2005 11:40 PM

I guess I should point out that two Chris's have posted - I am not the same person as the above "Chris", so that counts for two votes of confidence!

Posted by Chris at November 17, 2005 11:42 PM

wow great write-up, but oh so deserved for the best, and definitely the most consistant, mp3 blog about.

Posted by viv at November 18, 2005 2:32 AM

Hehe, scotsman Sean =).

Posted by dustin at November 18, 2005 3:08 AM

Seriously, "Scotsman"? Scotsman my eye! I think we both know I'm the most authentic fake Scotsman here.

Posted by Andrew at November 18, 2005 10:17 AM

I guess you know that you were on The Guardian (either there or the BBC) a couple of days ago too?

Posted by Anonymous at November 18, 2005 11:53 AM

yeah, here it is (for the record):

Posted by Anonymous at November 18, 2005 12:08 PM

this truly is the best mp3 blog what ever existed. two of my three favorite records this year were stg-recommendations: andrew bird and devin davis.


Posted by george at November 18, 2005 12:13 PM

I assure you all that your comments are making me blush, Jordan stammer, and Dan is definitely showin' is cherubic dimples.

You're much too kind! Thank-you for reading and especially for commenting!

Posted by Sean at November 18, 2005 12:51 PM

I don't agree with you too often, but you've definitely given me some gems I never would have found otherwise. Thanks

Posted by Brian at November 18, 2005 1:22 PM

totally well deserved indeed :)

Posted by emily at November 18, 2005 2:10 PM

Well deserved.
You guys are the start of my long music blog list,
consistently the first one hit, the only one
when I'm busy.
It's the music, it's the writing...tastes great. more filling.

Posted by J at November 22, 2005 10:39 AM


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