Thursday, December 15, 2005

hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah... hal - le - lu - yah

Most of you know that I'm not an Ipoo user. I use the iriver h320 for my music. I thought I posted about this, but I can't seem to find it in the archives. My mp3 had twice the functionality of any ipoo out a year ago. Now it just won't play videos, which is fine with me. I used to love the itunes store because I could rip the drm off of the music files using a little app called jhymn , convert them to mp3's or ogg's and then transfer them to my player, since it won't play the apple format. This was a perfectly wonderful solution until the newest versions of itunes came out and nobody at hymn seems to want to crack the latest version of their drm. So basically I had to find a new place to buy music online.

I found this site, allofmp3.com apparently they are based out of Russia. Since I'm so over the cold war, I figured I'd give them a shot. I mean, what's the worse that could happen? I guess they could steal my identity and fill my Visa with charges from Russian prostitutes. But I gave these russkies a chance anyway and was very pleased with the results. You actually have a choice as to what file format you want to download your files in and at which bit rate. Important if your an audiophile like me. You actually pay for the bandwidth to download, so I loaded my new account with $10(that's about 286 rubles if your curious) and downloaded a complete recording of Handel's Messiah(over two hours in length). I figured the record police wouldn't get me to bad if I was doing something actually illegal.

I thought I might sing along with my new recording. Yes, I know I'm a cornball. So I pulled out my trusty old messiah score that I had purchased used from the old Foster Music front office. When I looked at it I saw that the previous owner's name had been scratched out, upon closer inspection, I realized that it had once belonged to some chick named Stephanie. I thought that was funny

6 comments:

Scott said...

Hahahaha... that's awesome!

Little old lady said...

That's purty.

bs said...

That's the end?! I need more resolution than that "deceptive cadence" of a post. How did your singing along go? What happened to the russkie's? Where's the car chase scene?!

Oh well, maybe it's just me.

PS- Thanks for the crack on your previous post. I feel the love.

AAGIL said...

Ahhhh! What? When did I sell my Messiah copy back?? I honestly had been wondering where that was. Seriously! Well, if someone had to end up with it, I am glad it was you. But if you ever want to sell it...

Awww, that really makes me sad.

AAGIL said...

Oh, and you are not completely corny. Well, if you are then I am, which not be very much assurance. I still have photocopies of some of our old vocal jazz music and I have totally sat down before and sang through them.

Scott said...

Dorks. ;)