Apparently 100 Records got pulled by the RIAA or something? I often worried about this with 100 Records, because Tesco would often brazenly post shit that was Major Label Copywritten. Apparently lawyers from Sony or some shit shut him down for posting the Beastie Boys which is pretty ironic when you consider the Beastie Boys used to sample all kinds of shit themselves.
Regardless of what your stance is on copywritten music (I am anti-major label), the internet will be a much more boring place without Tesco’s presence. He was one of the inspirations for me starting Last Days and I knew when I went to his site that it was the real deal. Sometimes, his taste in music was different than mine (he hated the Minutemen???), but his reviews were always dead-on. Plus we both thought Fugazi sucked.
Another cool thing about 100 Records was how much people participated in the comments. I have bemoaned the lack of comments on Last Days before. I know I get a lot of hits, I see the logs. But I always thought it was cool how 100 Records forged a sense of community. Something this site (and many others) has not done as well.
I also give props to Tesco for being the first guy to post a comment on Last Days. Thanks man, for the support and thanks for 100 Records.