Friday Random 10: Why MP3s are your friend edition

Pax Arcana

In case you still weren’t clear on why it is important to use and support open standards for digital music files such as MP3s, consider the shuttering of the Yahoo! Music Store fair warning. Like some other online music stores, the Yahoo! store employed DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology to limit your use of the music you just paid good money for.

Yahoo! is taking its authentication servers offline, which means customers will be prevented from authenticating their music from other devices in the future. In other words, you paid for it, but you can’t listen to it anywhere else other than your current computer. Have fun with that in five years.

This is important, because despite how big and mighty iTunes looks right now, if Apple goes down the tubes so does any music you bought there. Just buy from Amazon or eMusic instead. It’s cheaper anyway.

The songs:

Float On — Modest Mouse
Dirt Off Your Shoulder — Jay-Z and DJ Danger Mouse
In a Future Age — Wilco
You Gotta Dance With Who You Came To Dance With — The Hold Steady
Diamond — Supergrass
Holiday Song — The Pixies
Pot Kettle Black — Wilco
Bright Tomorrow — Fuck Buttons
Scenic World — Beirut
All World Cowboy Romance — Mission of Burma

Bonus Video:

1,2,3,4 (the Sesame Street version) — Feist

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.



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4 responses to “Friday Random 10: Why MP3s are your friend edition

  1. Fallen Angel

    1. The Polyphonic Spree – Running Away
    2. System of a Down – Know
    3. Pennywise – Fuck Authority
    4. Hot Hot Heat – You Owe Me an IOU
    5. Soho – Hippy Chick
    6. The Raconteurs – Level
    7. Green Day – Disappearing Boy
    8. The Donnas – Don’t Wait Up for Me
    9. Tool – Prison Sex
    10. Drowning Pool – Mute

  2. Itunes Mp4 format mp3’s can be converted to other filetypes.

    Started With Bon Iver – Lump Sum (song of the moment)
    1. Pavement – Range Life
    2. Zero 7 – Passing By
    3. Howlin Wolf – Change My Way
    4. Bob Dylan – Wicked Messenger
    5. Bob Dylan & George Harrison – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
    6. Flight of the Conchords – Banter (Live)
    7. Van Hunt – Bits & Pieces
    8. Andrew Bird – How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm
    9. Flight of the Conchords – Jenny
    10. The Staple Singers – I’m Willin’

  3. 1. Brett Dennen – Just Like The Moon
    2. Big Wreck – Blown Wide Open
    3. Concrete Blonde – Joey
    4. Esthero – Wicked Little Girls
    5. Incubus – Dig
    6. Ray LaMontagne – Burn
    7. Remy Zero – Perfect Memory
    8. The Smiths – William, it was really nothing
    9. Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
    10. U2 – All I Want Is You

  4. Oh, Little Buggy loved this!

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