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  1.  (1886.1)
    Is it a tactile relationship, where you buy CDs? Vinyl? Tapes?

    Are you the ownership type, but less bound by the physicality of it, ie Napster, iTunes and Ye Auld Torrents?

    Or is ownership less important so long as you have access? Pandora, slacker (which actually balances the second and third models), muxtape, last.fm--ubiquity may be a bit off, but something like it is coming...

    How do you take your music?
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    I like getting my music in any form that it comes to me in, but specifically iTunes and CDs seem the most prominent. New things get introduced to me through Youtube, Myspace and the like that I might have to hunt down a place to get them from. LPs are probably the one way that I don't indulge simply because I have no house to keep them in. Wouldn't mind to start, but I understand it's sort of an addiction and I really don't like handling them either...

    Edit; Trying to use Pandora more to be introduced to music, although their 'similar' category is really questionable. I'm also learning that Whitechapel is a good place to learn about new artists. :)
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      CommentAuthornoblelion
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008 edited
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    I like the impermanent -> permanent approach. When I find new music, I tend to download it or pirate it from friends, or find it on Pandora. If it's good enough, I burn it. If it's awesome, I buy it. If my life would be an empty mockery of existence without this music, I buy it on vinyl.

    Edited to add: @Val - it is a bit of an addiction. I started spinning Jungle about 5 years ago, which whet my appetite for vinyl, and now my living room is an absolute mess... I have more LPs than I have space...
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    i'm still stuck on cds, as i'm a big fan of tangibility. on top of that, i buy them at an actual brick and mortar store if at all possible.
    of course, as soon as i get a chance, it all goes on an ipod; i'm also a big fan of portability.

    if there's something i know i'll have a hell of a time finding in a store, however, i usually (err) download a torrent. or buy it from itunes.
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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    MP3s. Downloaded, ripped, or copied from friends.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
     (1886.6)
    <blockquote>i'm still stuck on cds, as i'm a big fan of tangibility. on top of that, i buy them at an actual brick and mortar store if at all possible.</blockquote>

    ...and here I thought I was the only one.

    I do not own an mp3 player. I don't have an iTunes account. I don't own any Apple gadgets.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorDIGIT
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    MP3s mostly, and sometimes CDs
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
     (1886.8)
    Hmm. I like to own physical copies of records with nice art and/or liner notes, but these days I rarely listen to anything but the mp3 versions thereof. I can't remember when I've last bought a new CD, usually I opt for the used bins.

    Major exception: Records sold at shows. It's a sign of support and a nice way to extend the glow from a good gig.

    Incidentally, on the ubiq-side of things SimplifyMedia is pretty much the niftiest bit of software I've run across in the last year or so. (I've still got some invites left, so holler if you're interested in sharing.)
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    @z: really, the only reason i have the mp3 player is so i don't wreck my car trying to find something to listen to while driving.

    that, and "shuffle" has really dug its teeth into me.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    I still have a Sony Minidisc player, and refuse to give it up. I buy CDs and then transfer them to blank minis.

    Vinyl is still one of my favorites, but they are getting harder and harder to find. I never was a huge tape fan and I refuse to buy an MP3 player.

    I hate large chain stores like Best Buy and support my local record store as best I can. They're usually nice enough to order anything that they don't have in stock or readily available.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
     (1886.11)
    I like the tangibility of CDs, so most of my stuff is in that format. I've been known to attain some music via "questionable online means", but if I really like something, I'll get the physical copy as far as possible.
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    CDs, and ones I really like get moved to the mp3 player.
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    I tend to listen to everything on mp3s. Though I've stopped downloading as much and have started buying more CDs (that I then rip use to rip the songs to make mp3s) partially for the tactile sensation, and partially to have a high quality source--most mp3s I've downloaded in the past don't stack up quality-wise to CD files.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    <strong>@heil_brittanica</strong>
    <blockquote>[..] "shuffle" has really dug its teeth into me. </blockquote> I've been charged with the responsibility of keeping music going at the office. This means sorting through my own collection and the collection of co-workers for 'customer friendly' and inoffensive tracks. These all get loaded into Windows Media Player, and get played on shuffle.

    <blockquote>[..] the only reason i have the mp3 player is so i don't wreck my car trying to find something to listen to while driving.</blockquote> By the time I'm commuting home I'd rather gouge my eyes out than listen to any more 'random' selections. I have a six disc changer in the car, so I load up six 'listenable' albums (that is, albums that are great all the way through) and bask in the predictability.

    - Z
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    I do not own an mp3 player. I don't have an iTunes account. I don't own any Apple gadgets


    75% vinyl, 25% cds.
    one dday im sure i will have an mp3 turntable, but i just dont have the money to yet. or rather, i would rather just buy records than more technological devices.

    and i would have to say shuffle is kinda wack, since you arent even listening to whole albums anymore. (thats just me though. i guess the exception is if you are having a party or something and want a 5 hour variety of stuff without trying. thats not for me though. i like digging through the crates too much...)

    Major exception: Records sold at shows. It's a sign of support and a nice way to extend the glow from a good gig.


    yes! and more than a sign of support, that is gas and food money for diy touring bands. plus, sometimes they are clearing out old stuff and i can get, say, a FUNERAL DINER 12" for 3 dollars.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008 edited
     (1886.16)
    Any way I can get it.

    If I see an opening band I like, I buy their CD. If I play with a band, I buy their CD. I trade physical data DVDs with my friends. This past weekend, I went on an iTunes splurge. 8 different releases.

    But sadly, my collection has never swelled like I did when I used to rip CDs from my old job's music department. So many awesome albums. Thousands of them.

    Illegal downloads have always disappointed me with their shit quality. So I don't do that unless it's just one, obscure, ironic track like "She's My Cherry Pie."
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    I have a large collection of CDs, a small collection of vinyl, and a huge collection of digital music. I buy my music digitally distributed, straight from the artist's website, as often as I can. When the artists doesn't sell their music digitally from their site, I usually use amazon's download service. I hate buying from itunes.

    As a last resort, I will still buy CDs, usually when I go to shows.

    So yes the vast majority of the music I consume is done digitally.
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    dude, that songs not obscure! it was the number one summer jam of 1991!!

    at least it was. in my walkman. when i was a badass fifth grader.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
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    <strong>@joe.distort</strong>
    <blockquote>and i would have to say shuffle is kinda wack, since you arent even listening to whole albums anymore.</blockquote> If I want to listen to my Elliott Smith, The Clash, Nirvana and Foo Fighters tracks at work I have to sandwich them in between other people's Leona Lewis, Barenaked Ladies and Timbaland tracks.

    Listening to albums in the car is my way of decompressing from cross-genre overload.

    - Z
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    well, thats kind of a different situation Z. worktime requires compromise with others, so it makes sense