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Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2004

Dave!A good chunk of my day was spent listening to my entire catalog of Depeche Mode music while I worked. Naturally, this just left wanting more, but there is no more to be had because the members of the band are "on a break" and "pursuing solo projects." I wonder when they're going to get tired of that nonsense and give everybody what we really want... a new Depeche Mode album! And is it too much to ask that Alan Wilder come back to the group?

As an aside, How do you create a song as perfect as Higher Love off of the Songs of Faith and Devotion album? Is it just luck, or is it a "sell-your-soul-to-the-devil" type of thing?

Depeche Mode

In other music-related ranting, I noticed that there are a few more storefronts on the iTunes Music Store...

iTunes World

Interesting to note that while you can only purchase a few songs off The Cure's Disintigration album here in the U.S.A., if you live in the U.K. you can purchase the entire thing. That sucks ass! Once again I am put into a situation whereas the only option for me downloading the album is either A) go to a sharing network and steal it, or B) have a friend in the U.K. purchase it for me, then strip out the copy protection so I can play it.

Both options are illegal.

But I don't really give a crap.

I mean, I want to buy it... I want to do the right thing. But for some insanely stupid reason I can't, so screw 'em. I refuse to hunt down the CD and contribute another piece of plastic to the garbage dump because music publishing rights are so f#@%ed up that I can only get a partial album. I buy my music online now, and the music industry can either keep up, or be left behind... there are too many other options out there for me to care.

Or I suppose I could just move to Europe so I can buy the music I want.

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  1. Geezitron says:

    I was sifting thru my photo album from the 80’s the other day and found ticket stubs from 19 DM shows I had seen.A DM show was the very first place I drove to after geting my drivers license. The first time I heard the band was the Speak & Spell Album from 1981 (so I was 11!) I believe. Heard it on one of those yellow Sony Walkman that I borrowed from someone because they cost like $200 or some ridiculous price. All of the radio stations sucked with their heavy rotations of George Michael and Bon Jovi. DM’s sound blew me away…it was just what I needed to hear. I still love them.

  2. Dave2 says:

    Ah… I had one of those “weather resistant” yellow Walkmans too! Now my 80’s flashback is really going on…

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