|The Sound of Music
||[Sep. 25th, 2009|04:41 pm]
I like music. Always have, always will.
I have a funny way of showing my appreciation for music though. In fact, I do the same thing with movies. Once I find something I like, I'll listen to or watch it over and over until I have every nuance committed to memory. At some point after this, I find a flaw with the production or just get tired of it--essentially a negative util situation.
This morning a song was brought into my consciences I hadn't heard in a while: Mary Fahl's Going Home
as featured on the Gods & Generals
I tell you something that pisses me off with the transition to digital distribution of music. What? You haven't noticed? Try and buy a CD off of Amazon. I'm not saying you can't
do it, but they're in low supply. Sadly, the physical medium is dying.
There's this trick where the seller or label will make a track or two "Album Only" meaning you have to pay for the whole album. Normally, something like this wouldn't bother me. I listen to scores. If they want to make the credit roll pop tune they're tacking on the end of the score Album Only, that's fine by me. I'm not buying the album for that song, I'm buying the album in spite of that song.
But what do you do when you're looking at a 10+ track album and every track but the first one is listed Album Only? Then what? Doesn't that only lead to more piracy? The argument has been that what's causing movie piracy is lack of availability of titles in the desire medium. Why doesn't this apply to music? I mean really, if someone only wants one song off the CD and they're willing to pay $0.99, but you want to only allow them to buy the album for $10.99, haven't you the label
just created a pirate? And then you blame the good folks who file share. Oh for shame!
Such is the case with Philip Glass' Pruit Igoe & Prophecies
. Regardless if you're shopping iTunes Music Store or Amazon, you can only get this track off of the Watchmen soundtrack
. What a bum rap when all I want is one
song. Thankfully, there's immem.com
So in a not so pleasant way, I learned about how iPods sync to computers. See, I took miniP0d with me to DC, but I charged it the night before I left via m0bil30n3. Unfortunately, m0bil30n3 doesn't quite have the same database on it as does miniMax0r. In fact, m0bil30n3's iTunes database is really just a Samba share on miniMax0r, but since I stayed at whester
's so I was 5 minutes from the bus instead of 50, I charged miniP0d on m0bil30n3. BIG MISTAKE
. Though I didn't realize it until after
the trip, half of the music went to
I tell that story to tell you two things. First, don't plug in an iPod to a computer that doesn't have your database unless you've first disabled syncing. Secondly, when I was repopulating miniP0d, I ran across some music I haven't listed to in quite some time because I had tired of it. That list is as follows:
- Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Closer)
- Gods & Generals
It's fun to rediscover old music.