:: Saturday, March 08, 2003
well.. I never thought it would happen, but it looks like after 6 months of downloadin' music videos on WinMX.. I've run out've things to look for.. so, now - onto more obvious things - downloading music.. ;)
normally, the concept of downloadin' music is quite silly to me..
especially easily commercially available stuff..
with $20 - $30.. I can just jump on a bus, 1/2 an hour later be in a record store, find wot I'm looking for.. BUY DA BITCH!
(and people usually spend more than that a week on cigarettes and beer..)
with a dialup modem, it can take upto 4-5 hours to find y'self an album on MP3..
with no guarentee's it'll be (a) good quality (b) wot you ACTUALLY wanted..
and all you got in the end is some files.. burn 'em onto a CD.. and you got a burnt CD with some texta scribbled on it, to tell you wot it is.. not particularly spiffy lookin' aint it?
even with a cable modem.. all ya got is a tangled mess of burnt CD's, hard-drives archives.. etc.. etc..
sure, damn handy for quite a few of you peep's out there.. but damn dopey lookin' for me..
y'see.. collecting music for me.. is like collectin' trophies after a kill..
you go out on the hunt, you find your prey.. stalk it.. kill it.. chop the head off.. bring it home.. and nail it to the wall..
I'm being colourfully metaphoric here.. but hopefully you're gettin' my point..
you go out.. you buy the CD.. you chuck it in ya bookshelf..
you fill the bookshelf to the brim.. and you have y'self a collection to be proud of..
if you like it.. you buy it.. play it.. dig it..
and I'm quite proud of my ludicrous collection of 447 CD's.. crammed into every available space.. knowin' full well.. if there's an earthquake all these flying CD's are liable to shred me into thin sushi.. I live by the music, so shall I die by the music ;)
but, there IS one big advantage of DOWNLOADING music..
all that crazy shit you could never find in the record store, or stuff you'd never be arsed buying.. is, with a bit of searchin', up for grabs.. live recordings, rare b-sides, remixes.. nutty side-projects.. the sorta stuff that if released here is on some idiotically expensive import.. on the internet.. it's all FREE :-)
so, here I am.. downloadin' tonnes of nifty hard-to-find drum n bass mixes, rare remixes, just released new singles n shit..
yes.. I know this is old news to a LOT of you peeps.. but DAMN does it rock :-)
:: Spoz 1:56 AM |