I knew I was going to buy this new Radiohead record. Just for the experience of buying music at whatever price you want to pay was enough to do it. But beyond that, I've listened this morning and I am happy to have bought it because it's wonderful music too.
Yesterday I saw Chartreuse's three twitter posts:
That was pretty much all it took. I made up my mind to get the record asap.
This morning I tuned into the Hype Machine's popular list. It was Radiohead for the first three tracks. That reminded me and I went to the In Rainbows site and went for it. The service crapped out on my a couple times getting into the purchasing system, but third time was a charm.
I decided to pay 2 pounds plus the .45 pound service charge. That's $5US. Seemed about right to me. A bit more than Chartreuse paid but I this record is going on five iPods, our sonos system, and our digital music system, in two homes. It's the least I could do. Honestly I probably should have paid more.
The download was super quick, like instantaneous. Way quicker than iTunes, Amazon, or eMusic. Not sure how they do that, but it's really great.
So, the record? Only one listen so far, but it's classic Radiohead. This was my favorite song on the first pass through the record.
I also dig this one