iTunes Plus Price drop?

There are “reports”:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/099-drm-free-tracks-appear-on-itunes/11667 that $0.99 iTunes Plus (you know, the DRM free variety) tracks have been popping up at the iTunes Store. “John Gruber”:http://daringfireball.net/linked/2007/october#mon-15-plus speculates that it’s either a mistake (doubtful, having looked around, noticed all “Sub Pop releases”:http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=263615298&s=143441 are the same), the introduction of variable single pricing (not entirely impossible… there are still a…

Kil

Today I set up a playlist on my mac of nothing but Mark Kozelek tracks, and I’ve been reminded how fantastic the Tiny Cities album is. I’m a pretty big Modest Mouse fan, and hearing Kozelek’s take on Isaac’s lyrics… well, let’s just say the songs feel completely new, and a few kind of give…

Suggest.

You know, I really despise the fact that iTunes’ “Just for you” feature, due to the simple fact that I’ve told it I own a heafty bit of Elliot Smith records, automatically assumes I love Bright Eyes and want to listen to everything Mr. Oberst has ever put out (which, sadly, is about four million…

Kilby Court

So, I was on the news, albeit briefly, tonight. They did a piece on Kilby Court, one of my favourite places to see bands play, and I just happened to be there the night they were filming. It’s pretty funny to watch and spot your friends and acquaintances. I’m in the following clip for a…

New Music

Yeah, I know, I’m slack and I never update, but no one really reads this nonsense anyway, so not a big deal. Anyway, I thought I’d let you non-existent readers in on something: the latest Handsome Boy Modeling School album. I loved the first one about 5 or so years ago… when it landed in…

Broadband Required

A month or so ago, I watched the Apple iPod photo unveiling, complete with Bono and The Edge from U2. They were there, promoting their new U2 iPod (which, is pretty cool looking, if it is only a color job for 50 bucks). Mentioned, at the event, was the release of an iTunes Music Store…

Blast it all

A little while ago, I posted some thoughts on the new CodeSeven album, Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds. It would be an understatement to say that I like the album. Well, I promised a good review of it in my role at NowOnTour, but then something happened. I’ve been listening to a copy of the…