Over the years I’ve received occasional requests to put my old music up on YouTube, so today I finally set aside some time to make it happen. I took all my old mods (mostly from 1996 to 2000), converted to 320kbps mp3 with foobar2k and encoded to video with ffmpeg. The idea of using a video streaming service as a music sharing community didn’t sit right with me for many years, but I think it’s finally time I went with the flow. YouTube’s ease of access is way beyond getting listeners to download a proper xm rendering player, to the point where the huge inefficiency of converting a 400kb mod into a 19mb video no longer bothers me.
So I’ve organized them into a playlist in chronological order as best I could remember. I’m planning to do the same for my older MP3s that aren’t available on bandcamp or soundcloud soon as well.
Also intentionally found some garish old art I did in the late 90s as a backdrop, for added nostalgia.
Happy new year!