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Actually Buying Music

[Note: this post is terrible, as it covers two topics, my musical tastes and online piracy, and it blurs them together because I’m a terrible writer apparently.  I heartily suggest to read one of the above links over this.]

I’ve done something in 2016 I haven’t done in literally years: pay money for music. I’ve done it twice, actually, meaning I’ve spent more money on music in the last two months than I have in the previous two years. Heck, maybe even the last decade.

A decade is a long time in the music industry.

I should probably set the record straight right now: I’m not a pirate. I don’t illegally download music, or at least not when I can help it. There were times where I had no choice, but we’ll get to that later. You see, the simple truth is that I don’t download new music, period. I simply haven’t had the need to. Continue reading

The Stupidity of Television Blackouts

I had a long day. Actually, it was my easiest day in terms of hours, but I felt slightly off the entire time. My stomach grumbled, a mix of hunger and aches, and it had felt that way the entire day. I thus felt tired and cranky, decidedly not like myself. I didn’t want to do anything, so I sat down after work and turned on the TV.

This image makes it all seem rather ominous.

I rarely watch TV, as in TV TV, and tonight was no exception. I don’t watch virtually any of the popular shows, like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, as I can’t be bothered to always check in every week to find out what happens next. No, if I’m going to watch something, it’s going to be sports, and I only really care about one: hockey. Continue reading