Q: What is this site?
A: The Bardo Music site offers original and free songs to the Internet community.
Q: Is it OK to download the MP3s on the Bardo Music web site?
A: Yes, the MP3s on the Bardo Music web site are original songs that have been posted for download by the song's authors. We hope you will download the songs and enjoy them. (You can't resell the songs.) You can read the full download policy by clicking here.
Q: What is the current audience of this site?
A: The Bardo Music site has a worldwide audience with about 3,00,000 hits a year, and about 2,400,000 songs downloaded, last time we checked. The audience continues to grow.
Q: Will you put ads on this site?
Q: Can a listener donate to support independent music?
A: Yes, if you like. To show your support - click here
Q: How do I save a song file (MP3) to my computer?
A: In Internet Explorer, you can right click on one of the MP3 or Video buttons and choose "Save Target As". Then save it where you like. Then email everyone you know!
Q: How do we email the bands etc?
A: Go to the Email Us link at the bottom of the page. We love feedback.
Q: Where do the songs come from?
A: The songs cover a thirty year time period, and a wide variety of recording equipment, beginning in 1977 with a Radio Shack cassette recorder, and currently using the latest digital technology (and old cassette recorders).
Q: Do you write the lyrics first or the music?
A: Yes. Unfortunately that does happen.
Q: What does Bardo mean?
A: It is a Tibetan word in this context, meaning the space between two events.
Q: Is there a football guy named Geoff Raines?
A: Yes. No relation to this site... yet. (Email me, Geoff!)
Q: Why does the site have historic photos on it?
A: I like them!
Q: What is on Geoff's iPod at the moment?
Here are the 49 songs Geoff would have loaded on his iPod if he had the time and was that organized (and picked one song per artist, because Leonard Cohen, Bowie, and the Beatles would have filled it up...)
1) The Beatles - I Am The Walrus - Magical Mystery Tour
2) Leonard Cohen - Democracy - The Future
3) Paul Simon - American Tune - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
4) Duncan Sheik - Half-Life - Daylight
5) David Bowie - TVC15 - Station To Station
6) The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star - Age of Plastic
7) Buddy Holly - Well Alright - The Buddy Holly Collection
8) Jefferson Airplane - Comin Back To Me - Surrealistic Pillow
9) Procol Harum - Salty Dog - A Salty Dog Home
10) Stevie Wonder - I Wish - Songs In The Key of Life
11) Seth Swirsky - It's Still Love - Instant Pleasure
12) Elliot Smith - Son of Sam - Figure 8
13) Led Zeppelin - Kashmir - Physical Graffiti
14) Queen - Under Pressure - Classic Queen
15) Jimmy Dale Gilmore - My Mind's Got A Mind Of Its Own - After Awhile
16) Willie Nelson - You Were Always On My Mind - Sings Kris Kristofferson
17) The Korgis - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Best of the Korgis
18) Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy
19) Joe Walsh - Ordinary Average Guy - Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know
20) George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace - Thirty Three and 1/3
21) Blur - Beetlebum - Greatest Hits
22) Oasis - Wonderwall - Whats The Story Morning Glory
23) Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue - Blood On The Tracks
24) The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony - Urban Hymms
25) U2 - Beautiful Day - All That You Can't Leave Behind
26) Pink Floyd - Bring the Boys Back Home - The Wall
27) Jon Brion - Here We Go - Punch Drunk Love
28) Sigur Rós - Hoppipolla - Takk...
29) Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas - Heaven Or Las Vegas
30) Mamas and the Papas - Monday, Monday - Greatest Hits
31) Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?? - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
32) Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing - Best Of Jimi Hendrix
33) Creedance Clearwater Revival - Lodi - Green River
34) Ian Hunter - Irene Wilde - All American Alien Boy
35) Geoffrey Burgon - Brideshead Theme - Brideshead Revisited
36) Elvis Costello - Veronica - Spike
37) Mott the Hoople - All the Way From Memphis - The Ballad Of Mott: A Retrospective
38) Madness - One Step Beyond - One Step Beyond
39) Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - Superunknown
40) Travis - Why Does It Always Rain on Me? - Singles
41) Madonna - Beautiful Stranger - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
42) Lulu - To Sir With Love -To Sir With Love: The Very Best of 1967-1968
43) Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland - Born To Run
44) Neil Diamond - African Suite - Tap Root Manuscript
45) Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said (Im In Heaven When You Smile) - Let's Make This Precious
46) Jethro Tull - Skating Away - The Best of Jethro Tull
47) Motorhead - Ace of Spades - Ace Of Spades
48) Deep Purple - Maybe I'm a Leo - Machine Head
49) Peter Gabriel - Big Time - So