Wednesday, March 12, 2008

FREE MUSIC ALERT!

I'm no different than anyone else; I like free stuff. I like freebies when the item is something I can fully appreciate and share. I'm all about legal acquisition of music via iTunes, Amazon.com or any other legitimate MP3 downloading service.
Since I first started downloading music on iTunes, I have taken advantage of their free downloads of the week. Some of them are fantastic; some are just blah. For instance, on the keepers list I have Guillemots' Trains to Brazil. It's no longer free, but still worth a penny shy of a dollar. This week's offer is for a sassy artist who goes by Duffy. I listened to the 30 second snippet and figured it was worth the price: FREE. I like it. Her voice is somewhat comparable to a heliumed up Cheetah Girl who has taken a course in rhythm and blues and kicked it up a notch from 33 rpm to 78 rpm. I guess to read that one might think I don't like her sound. It had me up out of my chair and dancing around the piles of laundry.
Amazon.com has plenty of freebies to choose from and they stay available at the no cost to you price for a lot longer than with iTunes. The downloader is easy to install and it automatically drops your MP3 into iTunes. You can't lose. Imagine getting 100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for free. Excellent! How would you like to check out The Raveonettes' Dead Sound without giving up one red cent? Well you can if you get to Amazon.com.
I was really jazzed to find Annie Lennox for free. Yep! No doubt about it. Her effort to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and funding titled Sing is 100% free, my friends. It's Annie-freakin'-Lennox, dudes! Go get it!

2 comments:

  1. I went there based solely on your review and I like it too. A lot of people like to rip on iTunes but I love it, and it's because of things like this.

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  2. Sometimes, iTunes does put out stinkers for the freebies, but it gets the artist noticed. I think that's the primary intent.

    Amazon has given up some really great tunes lately. I'll try to remind myself to give a heads up of the freebies as I did here.

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