Politics, open government, and safe streets. And the constant incursion of cycling.

MP3, Easy As . . .

1 2 3 (4).

Well, that was a pleasant surprise.  The commercial for the new iPod Nano came on just a minute ago – you know, the one with the great theme by Feist?   On a lark, I decided to check whether Amazon’s new DRM-free MP3 service offered this track for sale.  And, one text search and about 5 or 6 easy clicks later, I’ve purchased this Apple theme from Amazon for 89 cents and am listening to it as I type this.  And the icing on the cake is that I don’t have to bother with “authorizing” another machine or otherwise worrying about how I’ll transfer this track from this laptop to my desktop or other MP3 players.

Well done, Amazon.


Ken Burns’ The War


Tomorrow is Clarendon Day


  1. So now you can have that fucking song stuck in your head for the rest of your life?

    (We race to mute that one here. Until tonight I didn’t even know what it was a commercial for, because I never look at the screen during commercials. I only knew that I wanted it to shut up.)

  2. MB

    1, 2, 3, 4
    tell me that you
    me more

    (you’re welcome)

  3. Oh, I love it, and I love that this syncs up with itunes while bypassing itunes’ “protective” measures. Thanks for pointing this out!

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