Google Deletes a Post for Google Knows Why

I got this in the email today:

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The funny thing is that although they deleted the post, Google left it cached by their own search engine. Why they deleted it remains beyond sense – none of the downloads have worked for two years, or at least since Ezarchive tanked. See for yourself:

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I Got Yer Figgin’ Solstice Right Here

A collection, if you will, of vernal artistry, sometimes forgoing singular excellence in favor of thematic concerns. But not by much.

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood – Summer Wine
This one always has me imagining an opulent outdoor dinner on a long wooden table, at dusk, in some lost Sergio Leone western, There’s a Dando cover that’s pretty good, only have it on vinyl.

Shadowy Men From a Shadowy Planet – Summer Wind
Thinking of Nancy had me thinking of Frank.

XTC – Summer’s Cauldron

I actually bought this summer 1987 and listened to little else.

Clientele – Summer Crowds in Europe
Timely, no?

Movietone – Summer
Beyond downtempo; a more serious project of those members of the excellent Crescent.

Lead Belly – In Dem Long Hot Summer Days
And you can bet your ass they were hotter back then.

The Vandals – Summer Lovin’
Yes ladies, it’s that song from Grease.

Aloha – Summer Lawn
Prog rock intentions thus far lead happily to the Zombies.

Jens Lekman — A Sweet Summer’s Night on Hammer Hill
The dour Swede is a recent favorite of the 1.5 year old in my apartment.

Please enjoy the longest day of the year — or the shortest night, depending on when you burn your fuel.