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Final Torrent
« on: October 27, 2013, 01:04:08 AM »
Update - 4/20/2014 - Its finished!
Magnet link:

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There it is boys and girls, 1330+ individual shows and some extras. All tagged, formatted, corrected, sorted, and album art-ed up for maximum enjoyment.

Its not perfect, no. But its better than anything else out there ;)

So that's all I've got to say. Thanks to everyone who helped, I truly couldn't have done it without the support and expertise of many on this forum. This was a real team effort.



As some of you know, I've begun the final phase of work for the "final" art bell torrent.

With the influx of new shows provided by widespread and a few others, I have been able to add about 150-200 new shows to the years 1992-2003. I have also begun to work on tagging the 2004-2010 shows, which total around 280.

I thought I'd create a thread to keep ya'll updated, and to ask for opinions. Here's the format of everything I'm doing so far.

Filename: yyyy-mm-dd - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - Guest/Topic - Guest/Topic.mp3

Title: exact same as filename
Artist - Art Bell .. Even though I'm sure there are a few shows in there that are hosted by barbara simpson or linda moulton howe (mostly dreamland)

Album Artist: Art Bell

Album: Now here's where I'd like some input. I was planning on just doing Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell, but now I'm considering naming it something like "The Ultimate Art Bell Collection" . Thoughts?

Year: Year that it was broadcasted

Genre : paranormal talk radio? or maybe just Talk

Album Art: I have the ability to add a picture to each mp3 file, and I was thinking it'd be fun to put a picture of art or something for it. Any suggestions?

Extras:
So in addition to the art bell mp3s, I've been adding other extras to the folder.
I currently have the following extras
1995 AfterDark Magazines
October, 2000 Dreamland Website Snapshot
Phil Hendrie's Art Bell Parodies
Scans of the complete show lists of dreamland and c2c
The Art of Talk audiobook
Another snapshot of the art bell website
misc. audio and oodballs that aren't long or shows, etc

In conclusion, this is what I'd to ask from you:
What would you like to see in this "final" version? Is there something you'd like me to add, or do different?

Also, I'd like to have some people "beta test" the collection when it's near completion to check for errors and the like. Since this is a 1 man operation, i'm bound to miss stuff.

Lastly, if anybody would like to help tag the 2004-2010 files, please let me know. Currently I have every show named "2004-01-01 - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - " with no guest, and no topic. There are around 280 shows to add this information for, so itd be a lot of work for just 1 person. Please let me know if you'd like to help.

Thanks all, I can't wait to get this out there!

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 01:56:13 AM »
Dude.   :o

I wouldn't mind tagging some shows for the collection. 

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 02:14:59 AM »
I would be glad to help out with the Beta Test. I may come in very useful at that stage.  :)


Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 02:21:12 AM »
Willie, I've been given a list of shows from Mike and Jan (sound like a cheesy couple from a 70s or 80s sitcom) that I will be uploading shortly to the archive.


Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 02:24:28 AM »
Hi Will. Here is my list of bad dates that often infect Art Bell collections--just in case some have slipped through the cracks in yours.  Also, about 50 Dreamland shows before 1997 (most not listed) have to change dates. Have you already tackled those? I have about 90% figured out but would like to have more.

With the scans of Widespread's show listings, it would be good to include the searchable pdfs by Archivist1947.

GOOD DATE = 2006-04-15   [NOT 2001-11-15]   AB - Brendan Cook - EVPs (Cook & McBeath)
GOOD DATE = 2005-09-18   [NOT 2005-11-18]   AB - Brendan Cook - EVP in the House (Cook & McBeath)
GOOD DATE = 2002-12-04   [NOT 2002-11-20]   AB - Chuck Barris - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
GOOD DATE = 2002-06-13   [NOT 2002-06-14]   AB - (S.I.T.) Hank Wesselman - Shamanism
GOOD DATE = 2002-06-06   [NOT 2002-06-07]   AB - Bob Lazar - Area 51 and UFOs
GOOD DATE = 2002-05-24   [NOT 2002-02-24]   AB - (S.I.T.) Art Bell - Open Lines 'Bizarre Stories'
GOOD DATE = 2002-05-15   [NOT 2002-05-16]   AB - Ingo Swann - Remote Viewing
GOOD DATE = 2002-04-17   [NOT 2002-04-22]   AB - Red Elk - Lizard People and the Underworld
GOOD DATE = 2002-03-14   [NOT 3-xx-02]   AB - Dr. Michio Kaku - Theoretical Physics
GOOD DATE = 2002-03-01   [NOT 3-xx-02]   AB - Richard C. Hoagland - Mars Surveyor Data Update
GOOD DATE = 2002-01-28   [NOT 2002-09-02, NOT 2002-02-09]   AB - John Hutchison - The Hutchison Effect
GOOD DATE = 2002-01-16   [NOT 2002-01-17]   AB - Mark Hazelwood - Blindsided by Planet X
GOOD DATE = 2002-01-10   [NOT 2002-10-02]   AB - Rob Riggs - Mysterious Sightings of E. Texas
GOOD DATE = 2002-01-08   [NOT 2002-02-01]   AB - Richard C. Hoagland - Mars Updates
GOOD DATE = 2001-10-26   [NOT 2001-11-26]   AB - (S.I.T.) Art Bell - Open Lines - Out of Box Thinking
GOOD DATE = 2001-05-31   [NOT 2001-05-01]   AB - (S.I.T.) Dr. Morgan Spence - Shadow People
GOOD DATE = 2001-04-13   [NOT 1996-04-13]   AB - Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost (not Halloween)
GOOD DATE = 2001-02-12   [NOT 2001-03-12]   AB - (S.I.T.) Colm Kelleher - Fringe Sciences
GOOD DATE = 2000-04-25   [NOT 2002-04-25]   AB - Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost (not Halloween)
GOOD DATE = 2000-03-30   [NOT 2002-03-30]   AB - Ingo Swann - Remote Viewing 'Penetration'
GOOD DATE = 2000-02-02   [NOT 2002-02-02]   AB - Kathleen Keating - The Final Warning
GOOD DATE = 1999-11-24   [NOT 1999-02-24]   AB - (S.I.T.) Dr. Walter Semkiw - Reincarnation Evidence
GOOD DATE = 1998-12-20   [NOT 1998-12-18]   AB - [Dreamland] William Buhlman - Life After Death
GOOD DATE = 1998-10-30   [NOT 1998-10-31]   AB - Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost 1998
GOOD DATE = 1998-09-21   [NOT 1998-09-22]   AB - Richard C. Hoagland - Black Ops, Free Energy, Meteors
GOOD DATE = 1998-07-14   [NOT 1998-07-15]   AB - Richard C. Hoagland - Mars, Weather Changes
GOOD DATE = 1998-03-22   [NOT 1994-11-13]   AB - [Dreamland] Mark Smith - See Auras in Only 60 Seconds
GOOD DATE = 1998-03-19   [NOT 1997-03-19]   AB - Terence McKenna - Consciousness & the Drug Culture       
GOOD DATE = 1998-02-19   [NOT 1998-12-19]   AB - The Life of Edgar Cayce (w/ son of Cayce)
GOOD DATE = 1998-02-12   [NOT 1998-12-12]   AB - David John Oates - Reverse Speech
GOOD DATE = 1998-02-09   [NOT 1998-02-15]   AB - Major Ed Dames - Remote Viewing
GOOD DATE = 1998-01-22   [NOT 1998-12-12]   AB - David John Oates - Reverse Speech
GOOD DATE = 1997-12-05   [NOT 1997-12-08]   AB - Stan Deyo - Earth Changes, Solar Cycle 23, Christianity
GOOD DATE = 1997-07-08   [NOT 1997-06-08]   AB - (S.I.T.) Stan Tenen - The Meru Foundation
GOOD DATE = 1997-03-25   [NOT 1997-02-25]   AB - (S.I.T.) Joseph McMoneagle - Remote Viewers
GOOD DATE = 1997-01-13   [NOT 1997-10-13]   AB - Steven Gibbs - Time Travel
GOOD DATE = 1996-12-06   [NOT 1996-08-25]   AB - Whitley Strieber - Hale-Bopp Discussion
GOOD DATE = 1996-11-22   [NOT 1996-11-23]   AB - Rodney - The Captured Spirit
GOOD DATE = 1996-11-10   [NOT 1996-11-26]   AB - [Dreamland] Bruce Goldberg - The Art of Conscious Dying
GOOD DATE = 1996-09-25   [NOT 1996-09-29]   AB - (S.I.T.) Albert Taylor - Out of Body Experiences
GOOD DATE = 1996-06-05   [NOT 1996-06-06]   AB - (S.I.T.) Prof. Gerald Uelman - OJ Simpson Attorney
GOOD DATE = 1996-05-14   [NOT 1996-05-15]   AB - Dr. Edgar Mitchell - Hoagland/Mitchell Debate
GOOD DATE = 1996-02-23   [NOT 1996-02-24]   AB - Budd Hopkins - Aliens / Nova Special
GOOD DATE = 1996-02-11   [NOT 1996-02-13]   AB - [Dreamland] Stan Johnson - Bigfoot
GOOD DATE = 1996-02-04   [NOT xx-xx-95]   AB - [Dreamland] Elton Elliot - Nanotechnology
GOOD DATE = 1996-01-21   [NOT xx-xx-96]   AB - [Dreamland] Michelle LaVigne - Survive an Alien Abduction
GOOD DATE = 1996-01-14   [NOT 1996-11-16]   AB - [Dreamland] Linda Moulton Howe - UFOs
GOOD DATE = 1995-12-22   [NOT 1995-12-23, NOT 1998-12-13]   AB - Dannion Brinkley - NDEs
GOOD DATE = 1995-12-07   [NOT 1995-12-09]   AB - (S.I.T.) Major Ed Dames - First C2C Appearance
GOOD DATE = 1995-10-30   [NOT 1995-10-31]   AB - Art Bell - Ghost to Ghost 1995
GOOD DATE = 1995-06-23   [NOT 1995-06-16, NOT 1995-06-02]   AB - RC Hoagland - Martian and Lunar Anomalies
GOOD DATE = 1995-02-17   [NOT 1995-02-19]   AB - Randolph Winters - Billy Meier UFO Contacts / Pleiadians
GOOD DATE = 1994-02-09   [NOT 1994-09-02]   AB - John Lear - Art Bell, Ramona,  Triangle UFO Sighting
END.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 02:45:06 AM »
Such an amazing help jan78 thank you.
Also I think that one of searchable pdfs is missing a page so I think we need to update that one.
Im not sure I would call this torrent final... I still have a shitload to rip.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 03:29:33 AM »
Such an amazing help jan78 thank you.
Also I think that one of searchable pdfs is missing a page so I think we need to update that one.
Thanks!
I just checked his version and it looks like the pages are all there. So he must have made the pdf after you added the missing page. 

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 03:34:42 AM »
Thanks!
I just checked his version and it looks like the pages are all there, it's just that 7 and 8 are reversed. So he must have made the pdf after the missing page was added.
oh good deal :)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 04:50:27 AM »
Mike and Jan (sound like a cheesy couple from a 70s or 80s sitcom)
lol. Indeed it does.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 10:43:43 AM »
Dude.   :o

I wouldn't mind tagging some shows for the collection. 

I'll send you a pm in a bit!

Willie, I've been given a list of shows from Mike and Jan (sound like a cheesy couple from a 70s or 80s sitcom) that I will be uploading shortly to the archive.

sounds good, i'm not going anywhere.

Hi Will. Here is my list of bad dates that often infect Art Bell collections--just in case some have slipped through the cracks in yours.  Also, about 50 Dreamland shows before 1997 (most not listed) have to change dates. Have you already tackled those? I have about 90% figured out but would like to have more.

With the scans of Widespread's show listings, it would be good to include the searchable pdfs by Archivist1947.


Thanks jan, i'll be going through my stuff to check for dates again. I fear there is going to be a large amount of mis-dated shows, but that's life.

Such an amazing help jan78 thank you.
Also I think that one of searchable pdfs is missing a page so I think we need to update that one.
Im not sure I would call this torrent final... I still have a shitload to rip.

Well, i'm not going to be releasing this tomorrow ;). I plan on waiting for you to finish, but I wanted to get a good start on what I could work with right now.

Thanks for the feedback folks, this should be fun  8)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 11:43:04 AM »
Willie, I've been given a list of shows from Mike and Jan (sound like a cheesy couple from a 70s or 80s sitcom) that I will be uploading shortly to the archive.

And what a list it is :D

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 03:32:54 PM »
And what a list it is :D

Are the shows previously unavailable online? ;D

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 08:31:57 PM »
Are the shows previously unavailable online? ;D

Definitely a lot that I had never seen (night of the Phoenix lights, etc...) and a lot of longer versions of partial shows that had been floating around.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 08:38:26 PM »
Where is this list?

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2013, 09:00:52 PM »
Nice.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2013, 10:08:32 PM »
this is fantastic !!!

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2013, 10:22:43 PM »
Sorry is the torrent live?

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2013, 01:07:03 AM »
I can't help with much else, but I'll seed the hell out of it. SO glad this is finally happening, and thanks to you for all your hard work (and I'm not just saying that, I do have an idea what an undertaking it is!)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2013, 12:09:40 PM »
Sorry is the torrent live?

no, i'd say an optimistic timetable is within the next 2 months. i just wanted to get the ball rolling to do things right the first time.
I can't help with much else, but I'll seed the hell out of it. SO glad this is finally happening, and thanks to you for all your hard work (and I'm not just saying that, I do have an idea what an undertaking it is!)

Great! I know the torrent will be seeded by 2 100mbit dedicated servers, but any extra will be awesome to have! I'm estimating that the final size will be upwards of 40gb.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2013, 01:47:17 PM »
Tag for latter.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2013, 02:04:33 PM »
I know the torrent will be seeded by 2 100mbit dedicated servers, but any extra will be awesome to have! I'm estimating that the final size will be upwards of 40gb.

May I ask, will this content also be downloadable as individual files from the repository, for us slow-connection folks? 

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2013, 07:21:47 PM »
May I ask, will this content also be downloadable as individual files from the repository, for us slow-connection folks?

Yes, that will be an option eventually, main goal is to have people download the torrent.
If you have access to my site, it'll be there ;)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013, 08:33:06 PM »
May I ask, will this content also be downloadable as individual files from the repository, for us slow-connection folks?
Most torrent clients allow you to select individual files from within a single torrent, and not download the rest.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 08:53:51 PM »
Yes, that will be an option eventually, main goal is to have people download the torrent.
If you have access to my site, it'll be there ;)

cool, thanks  :)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2013, 08:56:55 PM »
Most torrent clients allow you to select individual files from within a single torrent, and not download the rest.

I haven't messed around with torrents much.  I was thinking something like this would just be a single huge zipped file wrapped in a torrent.  But if there are indiv. mp3's inside and you can grab them as such that's nice to know.  8)

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2013, 09:02:24 PM »
I haven't messed around with torrents much.  I was thinking something like this would just be a single huge zipped file wrapped in a torrent.  But if there are indiv. mp3's inside and you can grab them as such that's nice to know.  8)

Its definitely not going to be a zip file

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2013, 09:56:17 PM »
no, i'd say an optimistic timetable is within the next 2 months. i just wanted to get the ball rolling to do things right the first time.
Great! I know the torrent will be seeded by 2 100mbit dedicated servers, but any extra will be awesome to have! I'm estimating that the final size will be upwards of 40gb.

40 GIGS?
 I have:
Art Bell Coast to Coast Art Bell Dreamland Ultimate Classics Collection
Art Bell Matrix CDs
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_01
FrankOmundOArchives
 Art Bell Coast to Coast AM Collection - 1993 - 2003
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_FrankOMundO_02@06
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_FrankOMundO_03@06
Around 75 gigs. Probably a lot of duplicates?

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 10:35:48 PM »
40 GIGS?
 I have:
Art Bell Coast to Coast Art Bell Dreamland Ultimate Classics Collection
Art Bell Matrix CDs
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_01
FrankOmundOArchives
 Art Bell Coast to Coast AM Collection - 1993 - 2003
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_FrankOMundO_02@06
Art Bell_C2C_AM_You Got It Man_FrankOMundO_03@06
Around 75 gigs. Probably a lot of duplicates?

yeah, those all have a lot of overlap. this is a trimmed down, organized version of all of those + a whole lot more. All merged single files, tagged and sorted, with a best effort accuracy rating  :P

@Jan, I went through that list and had to make quite a few changes -.-. Oh well, better now than later.


I have created a spreadsheet that will have tasks on it, i'll be using it to keep track of where we're at.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhzjQzl__nVwdFdCR1NiMzFqb0xwLVpHRGJfbjdSbnc&usp=sharing



Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2013, 11:19:00 PM »
very cool!
I like the shorties folder for those under 60 minutes.
If I rip some that are under 60 I will give a heads up somehow that they belong in that folder.

Re: Final Torrent
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2013, 11:46:45 PM »
very cool!
I like the shorties folder for those under 60 minutes.
If I rip some that are under 60 I will give a heads up somehow that they belong in that folder.

sounds good. even though they're not complete, they're still worth having somewhere. What about your oodballs folder?