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Ok, after spending the morning fiddling with LiveJournal I got it to link what I'm currently listening to, to the iTunes site so you can listen too….

That's about two too many to's in a sentence…

Apparently my eclectic tastes in music triggers some of my readers to have a desire to get that piece of music too, and I field several emails a week about where to find “X” piece of music.

Now most people would just go download it from their p2p software of choice, but about 90% of my MP3s and AACs are taken from the rather immense collection of CDs I used to have…

See, there was a time before MP3 when you actually had to go “purchase” a whole CD to get the song you wanted, and I had done this… A lot. It took almost three months to transcode my CD collection to MP3 (mostly because I'm anal about sound quality) and it resulted in nearly 50 gigs of music! Currently my entire collection resides on 10 DVDs…

Now, while I don't see a lot of problems with downloading a few choice or hard to find pieces of music off the internet, most of what I listen to is pre-95 and I own/owned a CD for it.

I know, downloading even one song is BAD. But contrary to what the multi-billion dollar record industry would have you believe, they just don't loose all that much money from it.

But for me, as I haven't been too impressed by anything I've heard since the advent of MP3s (and I got involved with audio compression with Aryntha back in, oh, '95), I just don't see much use for the mass downloading of MP3s.

Anyways, with the iTunes linkage if I trigger some deep desire for a piece of music, you can get it for a whole 99 cents… Yes, one thin dollar… Less money than you spend on electricity to download the song from Kazza. And you can get the one song you want, without shelling out $20 for a whole CD that contains five minutes of inspiration and forty five minutes of pure crap…

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