The Media Page / What the hell is Bit Torrent?

So here's the problem: Music and video files are big. Hosting them costs money, and that money has to come from somewhere. Matt can't afford to pay for it out of his own pocket. I doubt Universal would care to pay to host music videos and bootlegs from live shows. I certainly can't afford to pay to host the stuff...

That's where Bit Torrent comes in. Bit Torrent is a relatively new technology that allows you to distribute media without having to host it on a central server. Everyone downloads from each other.

This only works, however, if everyone shares. Once you've downloaded a file, please leave your BT client running so you can share the file with other people. If people don't share, the system breaks down, and no one gets anything.

So here's what you need to know. To download the files, you need a BitTorrent client (see right). Once that's installed, just download the .torrent files below, and your client will download the media you're looking for.

Contact me if you have any problems.

Toronto Show - October 23, 2004

Here is a bootleg of an entire show from Matt's fall 2004 tour. This is an incredible quality bootleg.

Enjoy and seed away.

Matt Good - Live in Toronto, Oct 23, 2004 - MP3 [218 MB]

It's Been A While

Here's the video for It's Been A While Since I Was Your Man, taken from Matt's site. (He doesn't have the bandwidth to host this stuff anymore.)

Please help seed this, 'cause it's big.

Matt Good - It's Been A While Since I Was Your Man - QuickTime [24.5 MB]

[torrent down until further notice]

Big city life is fun...

Big City Life is an unreleased track that Matt played live during his tour of summer 2004.

Matt Good - Big City Life (Live) - [5.20 MB]

[torrent down until further notice]

Suggested BT Clients

uTorrent: An incredible, tiny and lightweight torrent client for Windows. Easily my favourite.

Azureus: A powerful and well designed cross-platform client, Azureus is written in Java.

BitTorrent: The original client, BitTorrent is simple and without much hassle to set up and use. The BT client is available on multiple platforms