I’m the first to admit that I’ve never taken it easy on Apple. As I’d mentioned in a previous post about the iPad, I haven’t had iTunes in quite some time (and wasn’t too thrilled about having to re-download it.) Back story — there was some bad mojo with iTunes upgrades randomly deleting my music library (this was back before it took 5 minutes to back up your entire hard drive.) I also don’t like that Apple could really care less what their followers want in a product. In any case, and after my Zune officially bit the dust, I have gone back to iTunes. This past weekend I took some time to sync all of my CD’s (that haven’t been scratched to hell) with my iTunes account and, as of today *gulp*, I have made my first “real” song purchases. I use the word “real” because I actually did purchase the soundtrack to Disney’s Tangled for my 4-year-old last month (but that doesn’t really count, right??)

Anyway, being that I didn’t have an extra $1000+ laying around to get back most of my audio library I had to narrow down my choices to songs that I wouldn’t mind listening to again and again (and again). I thought this was a pretty big deal and wanted to document my first purchases with a post (and give me a place to watch their music videos/live performances). So, here’s my first five iTunes song purchases in the past 8 years (in video form):

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Tighten Up- The Black Keys


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Call It Off- Tegan and Sara


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Gold Guns Girls- Metric


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Glass Ceiling- Metric


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Too Little Too Late- Metric


What I learned from my experience with iTunes (thusfar):

a.) iTunes for non-Mac computers is much easier to use than it used to be.
b.) I wish they had a monthly unlimited download pass.
c.) I must give credit to Pandora radio for introducing me to these awesome songs (via Paper Planes radio.)
d.) I must see Metric in concert!


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