Imeem...may you rest in peace, baby.
ƒv©KIN MYSPACE A$$H@LES bought the bankrupt free music server. I was a proud stan of Imeem. So naturally, when they shut down, I was more heartbroken than a crackhead who's crack-house burned down. BITCH WAS PISSED. Anywho, I went online to see what had happened:
MySpace Music Acquires Shuttered Imeem Music Service
By Eliot Van Buskirk December 8, 2009 | 1:53 pm | Categories: Crowdsourcing, Media, Miscellaneous, Social Media, Startups
In the minutes following MySpace Music's announcement, imeem.com failed to load.
MySpace Music, a joint venture between MySpace and the major labels, completed a deal to acquire “certain assets” of the popular social networking site Imeem on Tuesday. Imeem is now offline. Various reports claimed the deal was done over the weekend, but MySpace Music CEO Owen Van Natta announced that the two companies only finalized the deal today.
So, what does MySpace Music have in store for imeem? According to Van Natta, MySpace Music plans to “leverage imeem’s industry leading technology” for starters, and “over time, meaningfully integrate their products into the MySpace Music
Yada yada yada....So what happened to my music?
It seems that at that moment, I would have to wait until these bastards upload all of my music playlists onto MySpace music, which didn't sound good at all. So, I waited until today, only to find out that the songs that I missed most of all, were nowhere to be found on the priceless and expertly choreographed playlists I'd designed sometime early 2009. So, that means that the only song I actually cared to hear from the fragmented portions of my Imeem account was no longer available. And I know what you're thinking reader.
Maybe find it somewhere. That it really can't be all bad.
No. You're wrong.
The singular version of Serenade Melancolique by Tchikovsky that is, in fact, the most perfect version of the song I'd ever heard in my 20+ years of life, was not available on MySpace Music. IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RESTORE THE WHOLE THING, THEN WHY TRY AT ALL???
I mean seriously!!!
Oh!!! To make matters worse...the versions of songs that they did manage to restore weren't the correct versions of the song I had in my playlist. They were shoddy generic and amateuristic versions of such songs like I'm Glad There is You by Sarah Vaughan sung by some too-sharp singing ass mediocre and vocally decadent white lady with no kind of soul at all. "Moon" by Sia had been replaced by a poorly edited remixed and sped up version of the song. Stuff like that..pisses me off. I'm heartbroken, reader. Will I ever find that same perfect, lilting, sensual, charismatic and youthful version of Serenade Melacolique? What hurts the most is that I know...deep down... I probably won't...
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