Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Mothermania Re-released

This just in via ZFT’s newsletter: Mothermania is now available as a digital download:

This Frank Zappa download is available in DRM-free, MP3 256KBPS and FLAC format. FZ’s MP3’s will play on iPod® and all MP3 players.

Priced at $18 for 256 Kbps mp3, $25 for (lossless) FLAC.

Bah humbug.

Analog, How I Fear Thy Departure

David Byrne’s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars.

Is this the future present so many people are afraid of?

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Byrne’s one of those quirky visionaries and he does have a point. Still, I wonder… Perhaps, first and foremost, this notion whereby the internet will stick around for eternity, providing us with instantly downloadable digital delight, might well be a fantasy. Second: people like to own stuff. This is about tangible goods. Cardboard LP sleeves. Actual, physical CD boxes even.

The internets is a fragile house of cards. What if we come to depend on it for our sole source of music/entertainment? Am I being an old analog fart?

You tell me.