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kyle
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« Reply #100 on: Jun 30, 2009, 01:50:56 PM »

I don't understand that if iTunes knows that I have purchased a song from the iTunes store, because I'm sure there's a list of all the songs I've puchased from iTunes, that I wouldn't be able to download the song as many times as I like. I've purchased it. I'm paying .99 cents to have access to this one song once and if it becomes corrupted or accidentally deleted I no longer own said song? That makes no sense to me.
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diesel_powered
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« Reply #101 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:17:23 PM »

Okay, you guys are familiar with the music industry, correct? You know, the one that's based on selling you the same shit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again?
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« Reply #102 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:20:20 PM »

I guess since I haven't bought anything in like 5 years I'm starting to forget its ways
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #103 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:37:25 PM »

Okay, you guys are familiar with the music industry, correct? You know, the one that's based on selling you the same shit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again?

I am so glad that this model has proven to be unsustainable for them.
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diesel_powered
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« Reply #104 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:47:30 PM »

Personally, I am shocked that it didn't turn out to be a sustainable business model.
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donblood
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« Reply #105 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:48:52 PM »

Though ridiculously profitable in the short term.  Lookin at you, davy
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #106 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:55:29 PM »

Yeah, that's why they're all looking at their numbers since the boom days of the late 90s and freaking out. I guess the music industry had its own economic bubble, and they just don't realize that that's what it was.
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #107 on: Jun 30, 2009, 06:59:47 PM »

this is all well and good, but how do we get to the george lucas future --a future where we might go strolling in from a desert planet's barren waste and order up a drink, while we listen to a cabana band featuring various aliens with trunks, and semi-dressed.
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diesel_powered
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« Reply #108 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:01:55 PM »

Steve Jobs is working on it.
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #109 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:06:12 PM »

dressed as the blue trunk, one hopes

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donblood
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« Reply #110 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:14:29 PM »

Andrew in loving the music industry's flame-out my favorite fact is this:  they'd been able to resell the same shit over and over because of new media formats, and then the first practical digital format CAME OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE to punch them upside the head.

(Side note:  not sure when y'all first came across mp3, but and I was a freshman in college, in fall 1996.  "Killing in the Name," 4 MB, found on some university student's WHAT IS AN MP3?? page.  I played it for everyone I knew and explained that I'd gotten it for free and we all agreed that the music industry was completely fucked from there on in.  Still a fond memory.)
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« Reply #111 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:18:13 PM »

Interesting. My first mp3 was Botch's cover of "Rock Lobster," sent to me over AIM by the singer in one of my old bands (I was the bassist in that band). I was like, "This is awesome," and played it on my computer a lot, but didn't know CD-burning was even possible for nearly a year after that and therefore didn't think of myself as actually "having" that song. That all happened in 1999.

I guess, though, that my view of mp3s as something that need to be burned to CD-R before you can really count them as being in your collection is also outmoded, though. Hell, even having the mp3s on your computer is kinda outmoded, I suppose. I was hanging out at a friend's house the other day and we listened to music for hours, but it was all just youtube playlists.
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donblood
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« Reply #112 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:23:39 PM »

I actually had a fairly decent mp3 collection in 96-97, but that was when you could type "mp3" on altavista and the third result was "smashing pumpkins live mp3s homepage"

Did I mention I minored in computer science
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« Reply #113 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:27:11 PM »

I think my first mp3 was Super Furry Animals' "Play It Cool." It was my introduction to the band.
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #114 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:31:14 PM »

I remember how jealous I was back in high school when my best friend got a car CD player that could read mp3 CDs
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #115 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:33:14 PM »

mine was a britpop band called 'the longpigs'. not the first thing i ever downloaded, but i don't remember the other stuff well, and remember downloading the longpigs very clearly. i lived in an apartment in chula vista, san diego.

i had not owned a computer for years so i got a best buy credit card, and purchased a $500 emachines computer, the games system shock 2, fallout 2, baldur's gate 2, and a logitech immersion mouse. then i went out and bought a graphics card, and sat home and ate doritoes and drank dr pepper in my underpants. during the course of this senseless barrage of indecency, i also downloaded the longpigs and thought them very fine!

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Greg Nog
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« Reply #116 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:38:32 PM »

All my first mp3s came in a sudden glut, as I was at college, and was like, "Huh!  Everyone has music RIGHT on the computers!  I'm gonna grab me some of this!"  Looking at the MP3s I have, it looks like the first couple I got were White Town's "Your Woman" and Avail's "Simple Song".
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #117 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:41:02 PM »

here's a twist! what's the LAST thing you downloaded. the most recent thing.
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #118 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:41:42 PM »

Real OGs dial into AOL 3.0 and download MIDI files of the Simpsons theme
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #119 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:46:08 PM »

Oh, did I have some midi files, I tell you what.

here's a twist! what's the LAST thing you downloaded. the most recent thing.

Of any media, that would be Season 2 of This American Life.  Of music, I think it was Apple O, to see if it was as interesting as blucas led me to believe.  It wasn't.
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diesel_powered
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« Reply #120 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:48:48 PM »



I doubled up a couple of coupons and picked one up when I was a junior in high school. Considering that it had enough memory to hold one album, I imagine it felt much like the first CD players. And then came that whole iPod thing...
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« Reply #121 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:50:40 PM »

White Town's "Your Woman"

Holy hell, I had that one too.  And I didn't look it up - it all came back in one terrifying flash.


here's a twist! what's the LAST thing you downloaded. the most recent thing.

A sample taken from a 1960's sex ed video.  It's a guy saying "You are witnessing the use of the douchebag."
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girl
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« Reply #122 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:53:30 PM »

Donblood wins!
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #123 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:53:59 PM »

A sample taken from a 1960's sex ed video.  It's a guy saying "You are witnessing the use of the douchebag."

upload and link please

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Greg Nog
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« Reply #124 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:55:09 PM »

No lie, I just started listening to that, and involuntarily shouted YEAHHHHHH before I knew what was happening in my own brain.
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