Red Letter Day

Monday, April 02, 2007

Nice, but still no cigar

Apple to sell DRM-free music on iTunes music store.

A definite improvement; the extra 30 cents gets you better quality and of course, no DRM. And they even let you upgrade existing tracks, which is a very nice gesture.

Still, aside from iTunes exclusives and single tracks off otherwise forgettable albums, I will continue buying physical CDs.

For roughly the same price as online, a physical CD gives me a perfect, lossless backup copy of my music, free from DRM, and I also get a printed lyrics sheet and the ability to rip the music into whatever format I prefer.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Get those lighters ready...

Rush has a new album and tour on the way this spring!

My musical tastes are so weird. Is there another person on Earth who listens to Rush, the Pet Shop Boys, and the Decemberists?

Throw some Johnny Cash and Indigo Girls in there too, just to confuse things.