Thursday, March 18, 2004

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A while ago I signed up for Rhapsody music service. I love it! But! (You knew that was coming, didn't you?) Rhapsody has listen on demand music for a monthly fee and if I really like it I can burn it to disk for just $0.79 per track. They also have radio stations, but often play music that is not available for play on demand or burning. This is so frustrating when I hear a song I really, really like but can't save it to may favorites list or burn it. Case in point. "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals is such a song. Now The Animals have a live version and Eric Burdon has a couple of versions that are available for listening on demand and burning, but they all stink! I like the original and only the original. I suppose I could go buy the CD if it's available, but why? I pay good money (as opposed to bad money?) for Rhapsody. I just wish the music publishers would realize they are being stupid in being so protective of their so called "rights."

I also wonder why Eric Burdon took such a popular song such as "The House of the Rising Sun" which help make him a star and ruined it! I'm listening to "When I was Young" right now from his album Best Of Eric Burdon & The Animals. He didn't butcher that one why the first? Now "San Franciscan Nights" is playing, he didn't ruin that one either. Strange...