iTunes and I have had a relationship in the past that is occasionally marked by hesitation and misunderstanding. I didn't want an iPod at first. I had a bad experience with RealJukebox back in the late 90's, and that kind of soured me on the idea of ripping CDs. So it wasn't until Mrs. Geek absolutely, positively believed that I should have an iPod that I gave iTunes a try for loading and organizing my music... and fell in love.
Still, the love was not all encompassing. I am hesitant to buy music from the iTunes music store. I'm more into good albums than just singles, and the whole DRM thing bothers me. I still buy CDs, because I know that, no matter what, I'll be able to rip that and share the music (occasionally) if I want.
And ok, ok... I bought the Star Trek The Original Series Remastered season pass... but I wanted to see uncut versions of the episodes instead of the chopped versions on TV.
So that little drunken, lost weekend indiscretion aside, I've been an iTunes music store virgin... up until today. For some reason, an urge came over me to listen to the "Elvis vs. JXL" version of A Little Less Conversation. Perhaps it was the absence of the song on the Las Vegas DVDs we got the other week. Perhaps it was something else... I don't know. In any case, I'd found a free version of the MP3 on the Net last night... but the iTunes version was sonically superior... and I couldn't resist the 99 cent price.
There, I did it. Being of Catholic upbringing, I feel the need to confess my sins. That will be two Hail Marys and an Our Father.
Though, you know what? If iTunes had the Art of Noise/Tom Jones version of Kiss, I would have bought that too.
Leave it to the English and Nike to decide that Elvis and a modern techno mashup would go together well with a World Cup television commercial. Still, I thought it was a great idea to take a lesser known track by the King and tune it up. Both old and new at the same time. Has anyone updated an old Little Richard tune yet?
on 2007-09-27 at 10:01 p.m.
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