My love of being fashionably late has apparently extended to buying music on-line. Well, not that so much, since I’ve ordered quite a few CDs on-line, but more buying actual music files. Really, it’s just that iTunes doesn’t run on Linux and that I’ve never been comfortable with AllOfMp3; besides which, I’m not interested in buying DRM-infested files when I can go and get a CD. Plus, I just kinda like the packaging and having something to hold.
Anyhoo, Martian Music (not affiliated with them, et cetera) has finally broken down that barrier by selling plain old MP3s. (OK, they’re not FLAC or even Vorbis files, but it’s still a hell of a lot better than anything encrypted and DRMed.) So, tonight I burned a little more of that bank card and bought some virtual music for the first time. If I’d known it could be that painless, I’d have done it ages ago.
For the record, I bought Roaring Trade by Razorlily (thank God for Unearthed helping me to find music, given my distaste for much of Triple J’s current on-air staff), Like Drawing Blood by Gotye (probably should have won the J award — sorry, Hilltop Hoods fans) and a CD that’s been on my
I should get around to buying that some time list for at least seven or eight years, Eternal Nightcap by The Whitlams.
All quality music.