Sunday, August 26, 2012

What Is Apple and Amazon Actually Selling You?

Apparently not much. Telling quote from an article about the ownership of digital content:

Part of the problem is that with digital content, one doesn’t have the same rights as with print books and CDs. Customers own a license to use the digital files – but they don’t actually own them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Recent Acquisitions: Gay or Wuss?

Today I walked out of the record store with Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's Just the Two of Us (RCA original pressing, $6), Andre Previn's Gigi (Contemporary original mono pressing, $4), and Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas (Analogue Productions, 45-rpm pressing, $20). I could've sworn the hipster clerk ringing me up raised his eyebrow. Was he thinking "he's obviously gay" or "what a wuss" or "this must be the three wussiest, gay records we have in the store and this guy  managed to find all three"? Yeah, rocky's that good.

rocky can't get enough that ol' classic country.