I just got in minutes ago, in a fit of syncronycity while I was checking my downstairs mailbox, there was a Canada Post dude who had a parcel from Amazon.ca. Cool.
I’ve unwrapped the stuff (The Tick, The Sandman Endless Nights, Warren Zevon “The Wind”, and Elvis Costello “North”).
Now, “North” is supposed to come with all sorts of goodies, including an exclusive only available on the net with the super-secret code included with the packaging. So, I undo all the annoying barcode stickers, find the insert, and read “not compatible with macintosh computers”.
Well fuck you very much Universal. So you’ve forced me, and the millions of devoted music fans (who use Macs because they are so good at using music and video – digital appliances, don’t you get it? You cack-handed chunder monkeys!) to download the track illegally from the net. All you’ve done is Piss. Me Off.
So, if you are an Elvis Costello fan, and you own a Mac, don’t bother buying the CD for the extras. Download it off the net instead, or copy it from a friend. Odd how nothing has really changed from the days of “Radio, Radio”
They say you better listen to the Voice of Reason
But they don’t give you any choice
‘Cause they think that it’s treason
So you had better do as you were told
(and bonus, the listings for “North” are all screwed up at Amazon – bad data from UniMusic)