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Jul 24 2008

MinnPost has a bit about 49:00 and Darren Hill’s non-answers to some questions.

Some Guy has come up for some Tabs for (Tell Me) Who You Gonna Marry? You can take a look over in the forums.

There’s plenty of conventional songcraft, too, largely in the vein of his most recent solo work. Getting to it just takes a little more patience than it did with past releases.
What say ye oh my beloved Westernerds?

And here, over at On the Record, Allan Raible seems to agree about he difficultness of the record however, says, that its difficulty provides a liberating listening experience.

Here’s a random thought that I’ve just had going through all this coverage of 49:00, you could spend an entire day if you were so inclined correcting the misinformation regarding this release and Paul Westerberg in general. It just proves the point that yes, yes everyone is stupid.

So, 49:00 is still at the top of the Amazon MP3 charts.

I’m not sure why, but this Steve Cohen photo from the Guthrie shows back in 2002 randomly popped up in my searches today. It’s a beauty.

Pop Matters says 49:00 might just be the year’s best, and that it’s a lot of fun to listen to.

And one more thing before I go, okay, maybe two more things. First, it amazes me the coverage of the album all over the world. Ol’ paulwesterberg.net has been linked to sites in Italian, German, and Japanese regarding this album. It totally floats my boat seeing that.

Secondly, tomorrow I’m hoping to share some thoughts about the album tomorrow (feel free to post your own whenever you feel like it — we’ve got an open door policy here), and one of things I am pondering is the whole 49 cents thing. Does the price mean that we should not hold it up to the same standard as a record we had paid $9.99 or $14.99 for? Tomorrow I will have come up with an answer, at least an answer that works for me.

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Nate

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 6:32 pm · ·

I am loving the record and the coverage of the website. Does anyone know how much Paul actually gets of a 49 cents sale? I remember hearing somewhere that an artist usually gets about 25 cents per album sale. Since there is nothing going into printing, and it appears that there is no marketing, is this the way to go considering he is #1 on amazon sales?

jay

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm · ·

i thnk he gets it all…unless theres management cuts…which im sue there all.

jay

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 7:06 pm · ·

“are” not “all.”..im the worst typer ever… i mean typist. I dont know what i mean

Jake

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm · ·

I have to say this album has grown on me a lot. I’m loving it.

Jodi

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm · ·

I’m with Jake. The more I listen to it, the more I hear.

Vin

Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm · ·

I really love the beginning of it but the middle of it kind of bogs down. I sort of even like the random bits of songs he puts in it towards the end. I just can’t get over the whole album in one track thing though. While I understand that it should be listened to in whole, I just want the option to skip something if i really need to or play a single track if I want to go back to it.

I thought I was going to hate this album but it’s pretty good.

For 49 cents, if you’ve ever bought a PW album before, it’s worth a listen.

Jodi

Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 12:39 pm · ·

Vin, I totally agree. A friend of mine sent me a chunked-up version which is why I came up with the (un)Official 49:00 tracklist. Someone suggested that you could use Audacity (it’s free) to chunk up your version of 49:00. Give it a shot, it makes the entire album much easier to digest.

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