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I Used to Steal Things I Didn't Own

My ipod died a week ago.

I bought it back in 2002, I think. Maybe 2003. I had gone back to University and was doing train and bus rides three to four times a week, not to mention the time I had on campus not wanting to talk to other students. I laid out the cash for one and took it round with me, on trains, buses and planes, in this country and others. I paid something like four hundred or five hundred dollars for it at the time, but it served for close to a decade, and you can't argue with that.

The only real problem, I have discovered, is that now I have to upload all my albums back to itunes, a time consuming practice at best. In fact, it's so time consuming, I finally gave in and just downloaded the albums I already owned.

I was faintly disgusted with myself, really.

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jody_macgregor
Jan. 16th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of an article I read at Slate about how inconvenient it can be to pay for digital things, which is shooting yourself in the foot if you're trying to convince people not to pirate them.

Here it is:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/07/groundhog_decade.html
benpeek
Jan. 17th, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
thanks for that, man. i do agree with the sentiment that the illegal versions are more convienant than the legal ones...
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benpeek
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
well, touring and live shows are nice, but not all musicians can make their living out of it, nor should they have to when there are other options available to them.

but, mostly, i was just making a joke about downloading albums i already own ;)
benpayne
Jan. 17th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC)
I have on occasion felt like listening to a CD I own, and pondered the difficulty of locating that CD versus the prospect of simply looking it up and downloading it.
benpeek
Jan. 17th, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
it's a hassle, man. a hassle.
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