I love music. I love to have it on in the car, at work, when I am puttering around the house. I have been collecting CD's since there was such a thing. I have over 500 CD's now ( which is another problem I will post about later). And my collection is very diverse, punk, rock, new age, alternative, blues etc.
When CD's first came out they were expensive $19.00-$21.00. A few of my first purchases were not that good. They would have one, maybe two good songs on them and the rest stunk ! These were expensive mistakes. I quickly made a rule for myself that I would not buy a CD unless it had more that two good songs on it, or that it came highly recommended by friends. And that philosophy is still in place today. This thinking saved me quite a bit of money, but I think it limited my musical genres.
Once I got over the idea of not having the CD the instant I paid for it CDNow received most of my business. Shortly there after becoming Amazon. I was content followed the same rules for a long time.
But somehow I always hoped for something better. I didn't know what it was but I hoped for more.
What would it be like if you could preview a song before you buy it ? What would it be like if you could purchase just the songs you wanted and not all of them ? What would it be like if you could try other generes of music without getting stuck with the whole CD ? What it would it be like if you did not have to waste paper and plastic on the packaging?
A few weeks ago I was reviewing my recent music purchases and I came across a similar topic over at illuminent. I realized that I have not purchased a single CD in over 8 months. But I have bought more than 100 songs through iTunes. I find that it is easy to buy one or two songs at a time, try out new music and break my self imposed rules of many years. The odd thing is all of a sudden and out of the blue Amazon is sending me emails recommending new CD's to me and trying to get me to join the CDNOW club.
Sorry I have a new store.!