It seems Apple (the bad one, not the Beatles one) has taken many steps to appease the RIAA, FBI, Lars Ulrich, hell, the Catholic Bishops for all I know, and prevent the unpayingsomeoneagain way of handling music. Since I have an iPod and iPhone, I have iTunes. I don't buy much music, mostly use it to hold my cds, a lot of podcasts (Marc Maron's WTF, Bob and Chez Bubble Genius, lots of paranormal stuff, The Nerdist). Transferring podcasts and Applepaid stuff between computers is a breeze, its all held in the cloud. Ripped cds, on the other hands, not so much. So, I have had to take umpteen GB of stuff and transfer it via magic stick, 16GB at a shot, and along the way rebuild my iTunes directory (it did need some re-ordering of lists). Its been a, umm, process. Bastards!
I mean, shit! There has got to be an easier way. Oh wait, there is. An Apple widget, only $25 a month. Well, why didn't you say so! Bastards bastards bastards!
Its done now, and so am I. But, I did rediscover some great tunes on the way...
Chris Whitley - Big Sky Country
Also too, fuck VEVO.