iTom: Free Music From Tom Smith

Music in every style -- except dull. Tom Smith, the World's Fastest Filker and the prototypical geek folk-rocker, releases new music for free download on a regular basis. (It was a song a week for almost a year.) You can subscribe to the RSS feed, purchase a better-quality MP3 of the song, or purchase three months' worth as a downloadable album.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

In case you had forgotten or never known about it, this is the first anniversary of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day.

Dunno if anyone else is doing anything for it this year, but I am! For today only, you can download a few special goodies:
  • A gift song, "Everybody Wants A Barb" (there's also a video!)
  • Another gift song, "Kate And Jaana"
  • "Something Positive", written for Randy Milholland
  • "Brothers Under The Skin", commissioned by Anthrozine
  • my concert set from EschaCon 08 on March 29 in Philly
For once, I'm gonna try to keep a rough head count. If you download something, please comment here. Also, comment if you link to this post. And, of course, link up if you have any of your own works to contribute! :)

ETA: The files are down now. Thanks to everybody, and I hope you enjoy the music!

36 Comments:

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Counter: 1

Hmm, looks like I'm the first Techo-Peasant to download the songs this morning before going off to work for The Man.

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger WolfSkunk RedWolf said...

Pulling Something Positive, Brothers Under The Skin (or is that fur?), and the EschaCon session now. Will link back via LiveJournal and the 2nd Penguins blog.

 
At 8:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

downloading em al love your music :)

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger Ian said...

Yay! More Tom songs! Now all I need to know is how to get this pixel juice off my hands...

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Vulpine said...

Woohoo *snagging*

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm downloading it all. Thanks for all the pixels!

--Alexandr Kazda

 
At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!.

Harold S.

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downloading all. Thanks!

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Downloading, but there's no way you'll get even a fraction of people to bother commenting. Can'y you get your webserver to cound the downloads or something?

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous rivkaesque said...

Downloading all. Thanks muchly!

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downloading all of them. Thanks, your music is always a ray of light on otherwise dark days.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger filkertom said...

Tom @ 11:21 -- I'm not as worried about downloads or web hits as I am about getting a wider audience for my music, and having a dialogue with my friends and fans. It's not a numbers game, except in encouraging people to let other people know about it.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger polemarkh said...

Ahh, nothing like an apparently random array of ones and zeros that will cause my computer's speakers to oscillate most pleasingly.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Tom said...

@filkertom: That's fair enough :)
I'm enjoying them now!

 
At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, lets see - or rather hear - what Tom has for us this day!

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Joel said...

Thank you for the songs. Downloading Something Positive, Brothers Under The Skin and the concert set.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downloading Something Positive and the EschaCon recording even as we speak. Thank goodness for flash drives.

 
At 12:41 PM, OpenID atalantapendrag said...

Snagging them all. Yay for pixel stains!

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downloaded "Something Positive" and "Brothers Under the Skin". Thanks for the gift.

 
At 2:35 PM, OpenID masksoferis said...

Snag, drool, and up counter one.

 
At 2:46 PM, OpenID masksoferis said...

And a link to an offering.

Also, should have said "Snag, drool, bow repeatedly, and up counter one." Sorry.

 
At 3:18 PM, OpenID caras-galadhon said...

Love your stuff, and am downloading all. Thank you.

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous nemryn said...

Downloading all of 'em! I've been hooked ever since I ran across your version of 'Hope Eyrie'.

On a side note, 'pixel-stained' doesn't really seem appropriate for a musician, but I can't think of anything that would be better.

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

I grabbed them all, but had problems with EschaCon - stopped in middle of "500 Hats." This just me?

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Paula said...

I grabbed em all... loved em all...
the Eschacon set was great.. some old stuff, some new to me, all top drawer.

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Ladysmith said...

Finally got to the music machine. Downloaded everything. Thanks, Tom!

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

I am getting all of this. I have loved your music for quite a while. It's a shame you had to miss Confluence last year. I was looking forward to see you perform.

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Hey, grabbing what you've offered. . . thanks!

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Argentee said...

Thanks Tom!

 
At 11:01 PM, Anonymous Bruce Feist said...

I grabbed them all -- I always do! And, I checked out the "International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day" link you posted. Thanks!

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Thank you. I download all the tracks.

 
At 12:03 AM, Anonymous WannaBlessedBe said...

Downloaded all tracks. Thanks Tom for all your great music! :)

 
At 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long-time listener, first-time caller, downloading your concert set.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Saganth said...

Aaaw man, I missed it! One day late! (And I checked yesterday afternoon, I didn't see a new post on here...)

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha!

As a Barb myself.... FAAAAAHbulous!!!

 
At 3:48 AM, Blogger nancy said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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