Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song
And speaking of filling in holes in our musical knowledge, Pepsi and Apple are running the Free Singles On iTunes promotion again. (Can't stand the ad campaign this time, but I digress.) This is what put me on the iTMS bandwagon in the first place… I hit very close to my 1 in 3 free songs, and to cash them in you need a username and an account, and then you just add one album to your shopping cart to see what happens, and it’s all over.
The funny thing is, I don’t even like Pepsi. I’m a Coke guy through and through. In a pinch, I’m a Pepper, but only Pepsi and Diet Pepsi are running the contest. (And, apparently, Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist. Ick.) It doesn’t matter, though, because most of the time, I drink juice at lunch and soda water or beer at home.
Wow. So, as Sir Winston (apocryphally) would have it, we know what I am, and the price seems to be a 33% chance at a 99 cent song.
I ought to just do the math… 5 Pepsis a week from now until about May, minus the 1/3rd which pay for themselves with the free song. So take the money I’d spend on the losers, hit iTunes for a major binge, and get on with my life.
And I would, but I’m on a winning streak.
The point of this, though, is that I’ve got some free songs, and I was planning on grabbing up some guilty pleasures. Specifically, I’m not too proud to say it, I headed straight for the Janet Jackson section looking for “Control,” “Nasty Boys,” and “Rhythm Nation.” 0-for-3. Only Janet’s newer stuff is available. Feh. That catalog has come a long way, but there’s still a long way to go.
As long as I’ve mentioned Janet, let me recommend Richard Thompson’s last word on the halftime debacle. That's a link straight to the MP3. Is it work-safe? Depends where you work. And how loud you laugh (or curse my worthless soul).