In the dark recesses of my iPod’s memory are songs that I have never even listened to—probably not a unique or particularly exciting revelation, but I found it amusing.
While watching television this evening, a tune caught my ear. I skipped back the TiVo a couple of times to try and make out the lyrics. Then I opened up a new browser tab over the blog I was reading, Googled the lyrics, found the song on the iTunes Music Store, and clicked the purchase button. iTunes asked me if I wanted to buy the song again. Again??? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Sure enough, the song was already on my ’Pod.
Quick sidenote—you know…someone placed into cryosleep in early 1998 and revived today would probably only understand the first sentence of the previous paragraph. ;-)
So why did I already have the song? The iTunes Music Store has been giving away at least one free track every Tuesday almost since its inception—108 so far (not counting public service audio books like senate hearings, the debates, etc). I download them religiously, but I often forget to give them a quick listen. The quality of the tracks are usually commensurate with their price, but a few gems pop up now and then.
BTW, the song was “They” by Jem.