|This is what they look like. No video. No photos.|
Just 30,000 songs on each of them.
And I still need another one if I'm to carry all of
my music around with me.
With the iPod came iTunes. I love fiddling around with the various permutations of organization. And keeping everything organized is so much easier when it's just a digital list than when it's a shelf full of jewel cases that need to be moved from one end to another.
I tried the iTunes store, and my first music download was Specimen's Azoic just so I could hear "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" again. If you've never heard it, listen to the whole song, all the way through the screechy goodness of feedback at the end. It's sublime. (Ignore the video, though. Like most, it's pretty terrible. Just push play and keep reading.)
Soon, my darling wife showed me how to download music from Amazon, which I discovered is not only an easier site to navigate than the iTunes store, but it is cheaper to buy music there as well. It used to be that most individual songs were only 89 instead of the 99 cents at iTunes, but recently I've noticed that most songs are now 99 cents on Amazon. I rarely buy single songs, so it's cool that most full albums to download from Amazon are only 7.99$, rather than the usual 9.99$ from iTunes. Plus, every month they have a load of mp3 albums available for only five dollaroonies, and every day they have a special deal for 2.99$ or 3.99$. Often that's some new release like Death Cab or Florence + the Machine. My first mp3 download from Amazon was the day The Killers album Day and Age dropped. It cost 1.99$. Which is pretty awesome.
I didn't mean for this to turn into an ad for Amazon.com (check out the new Kindle Fire! wink wink).
I still buy CDs. Often from Amazon. It's pretty amazing how often you can find used CDs for a penny. Of course, you pay for shipping, but that's three bucks you're then paying for an actual physical compact disc, complete with liner notes and production credits. Sometimes you can buy an mp3 album with a digital booklet attached, but it's not the same.
|The greatest record store in Denver.|
My point is that I buy a lot of music. And that I blame my wife.
|The guy who owns Twist & Shout|
was my high school English teacher.