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Wednesday · July 02 2003

Linkin Park, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers & Green day refuse to have their songs downloadable from iTunes, Apple's online music store (iTunes is a buck a song for download). The bands feel that downloading their music piecemeal, song at a time, is detrimental to the art form of the album. Suuure, fellas, it has nothing to do with the fact you'd rather have your gouging record company sell us your crappy albums for $16 when there's only a few good songs on them. (I don't buy albums by any of those bands, but they're greedy, hypocritcal, pandering boobs just the same.)

If it's about the money (which it is), then say it's about the money. Don't try and feed the public a bunch of crap about the art form of the album. That's like the ranger at the golf course two weeks ago who drove around dumping everyone's bloody mary's in the name of "security". C'mon guy, you're willing to sell me a Miller Lite on every green until I can't swing a club straight, but you're going to dump my bloody mary because I might hurt myself. Admit it's about the cash your course wants to make. Gouge me for $4 a beer if you want, but don't act like you're making the course more secure by doing so.

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July 02 2003

Good point, Jason. And I guess if it was about the art form, they'd also oppose radio play and being sandwiched between pop music tracks. Hm...

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