Whichever way you look at it, Michael Jackson dying is sad news.
Anneka spotted it on BBC News online and a quick Google News search proved it was true - due to many reliable sources recently posting news stories.
All I can say is that I'm shocked.
Posted: Thursday 25th June 2009, 03:12pm
As The Lounge is becoming full (464+ comments) and summer is pretty much here, I think we should move conversation outside into the sunshine. Hence, The Summer House. Feel free to talk about anything, as before...
Many of us download our music these days for many reasons. Some acquire their music via torrents or similar P2P networks, which is illegal in many countries across the globe. Others use iTunes and it's fantastic music store - which I find great for podcasts.
But, Radiohead appear to be revolutionising the music industry and indeed, digital content distribution.
If you haven't already heard it, their latest album [in rainbows] is available for free from inrainbows.com Free is perhaps the wrong term, as in actual fact, you are the one dictating the cost. No more record labels or distributors taking a huge cut of a band's profit - and no more complaining consumers.
I've bought a digital copy for £0.00, which has just finished downloading. If I like their latest offering, I may purchase another - this time at a higher price. I can see this as the way forward for digital content, letting the buyers decide how much they want to pay. After all, Radiohead have reported sales of over 1.2 million units - and I bet over half of the buyers parted with a few £'s.
One last point - even though you can legally buy the album through their official store, many are resorting to torrents still, very bizarre.
Let me know how you get your music - torrent? iTunes (or similar)? from a shop still? or are you looking forward to the day that all music creators take a leaf out of Radiohead's book?
A place within slickhouse for general chit-chat. Take a seat, make yourself a brew, get comfy and type away...
Soundtracks are great - they're like a continuation of the film, only via the ears, not both eyes and ears.
I've 'acquired' over the past few weeks several soundtracks from the lovely uTorrent. By the way, if you're still on Azureus I pity you - apparently it's bloated and not uber, compared to the lightweight uTorrent. I agree.
For starters, I grabbed Borat's OST. It's en eclectic mix of Eastern European crap basically, which suits the film to a 'T.
Next up, we have the Casino Royale OST, which if my eyes are correct, seems to be missing the title music. Phew then, as it was the only let-down of the whole film.
Finally, I thought I'd add to my Grand Theft Auto collection, by including Vice City and San Andreas.
Whether or not I'll actually listen to all of these soundtracks is another matter - I'm just trying to enlarge my e-peen.
Posted: Monday 8th January 2007, 03:12pm