This season I will be mostly listening to crap music….. Ok so I know it’s only polite to put up with your flatmates shitty music choices without complaining (I mean I lived with Alex for long enough!!) but the endless barrage of meaningless hip hop crap that comes from Amy’s room is starting to grate. Ok so this is a meaningless rant, I don’t want her to turn it off, as then she can’t say anything when I start listening to my Hed Kandi and the likes. Napster and ITunes however, I can moan about. Bring on the old days where I would have access to obscure music off other people without paying (although I would pay now for the same service) instead now I have to limit myself to popular music, as decided by the boffins at Napster/ITunes/Any other music service. The whole beauty of the P2P services were their ability to have such a massive range of music…. One day you hear a tune on a film/TV show and you want to listen to it so you go download it.. your mate needs a good party cd.. sort it out…. Now I’ll be lucky just to be able to listen to the Eagles over the service. This is defeating the best part about online music… CHOICE. The Record industry need to wake up and smell the coffee. The beauty of this service for them is not the mainstream artists, after all you can pick them up in the shops, but the obscure or old artists that only a minority of people listen to and perhaps don’t get stocked by bricks and mortar. Online music services are a relatively cheap way to maintain a small revenue stream from these artists. Also I think that the whole way artists are paid to reflect the new medium. Perhaps a central pool of moneys that a certain amount of record sales/online sales are legally forced to contribute… and then the wages paid from these.. as apposed to labels owning the tracks (The internet is in essence label-less!)
Building myself a new PC too. The case alone looks heavenly:
Gonna make it GLOW.