Monday, September 6, 2010

I Take a Dump on Steve Jobs

iTunes won't let you listen to the whole song... 
Sunday night heading into Labor Day, and I was with nothing to do in particular.  I grabbed the local newspaper and thumbed through the advertisements, noticing one for the Hastings Entertainment (think FYE with more books on a regional scale).  Obviously the "buy one comic book get on free" coupon tickled my geek sack, but there was also a 30% off all used music discount.  Promptly I walked the two blocks to annex my comics and music.

I must have spent two hours browsing the used C.D's after I selected my comics.   Having made three music selections I was nearing the end of what was left to peruse, when I stepped into the Soundtrack section.  Soundtracks have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, and are usually amazing or terrible, but all have at least one that is worth listening to.   Some of my favorites include "Pulp Fiction," "The Crow," and "O' Brother Where Art Thou." I was amused to see the soundtrack to one of my favorite dark comedies of the '90's "The Cable Guy."  My astonishment quickly surpassed my amusement when I saw the price: 97¢.  

The song that I most remembered from the 1996 film was Primitive Radio Gods' "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth..."  One of those songs that gets in your head, and doesn't annoy you, but you seem to word it unknowingly (do do, do, do do, do, do do do do). There also turned out to be some gems that I didn't remember; Filter, Porno For Pyros, and even Cypress Hill. With the 30% discount, my cost for the album was .68¢.

When I got back to my place, I check the price for just the Primitive Radio Gods song: $1.29.  This just goes to show, that iTunes isn't always your cheapest option. So please, support your local economy and not Steve Jobs' war on Adobe.

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  1. Mmmm... cheap music. Love it. Thanks for the reminder to recycle music.