How do I consume music these days..

Have been a long time since I discovered the Naspter.  If one day I have to enumerate the top programs that somewhat changed my life, napster will be one.

Just before I discovered it, I managed to get a dsl, 256kbits. Business class, 80% crc, etc…  The initial spike took like, six months, I filled all my discs with mp3 and barely listened to half of that. Let’s be realistic, up to today I didn’t listened let’s say 10% of it.

The days passed, Napster passed, discs became cheap and I manage to get 2Tb of music. Became a trouble to manage it in a lot of senses. Two things happened this time, I got stressed, the need to download more and more music but also of course I didn’t listen that.

After I moved to Netherlands, I manage to understand better the artists and how my pals make money. Not only that but also the capitalist system itself. And the way that I was doing is clearly simple wrong, the music had almost zero value.

More or less in the same time, iTunes became really good to buy music. So I decided to drop 99,99% of my ilegal music and started to buy the songs.

Oh boy, this was good. True value of music. Since I can’t buy all the musics that I had, now I have to choose better, otherwise I’ll end with crap songs. This also removed the stress to listen all shit that I downloaded one day, and in the end, choose a music or album to buy became a pleasure and not a stress.

Today I have 5gb of music, all of them listened thousand of times, with cloud backup and I really like almost all of them.  Makes me happy to know that after the hours of pleasure that Daft Punk gave to me, at least I returned some pennies to them.

Iron Maiden, Ki-theory, Loch Lomond, Pearl Jam, Sergio Mendes :). Many others. This is a way to say thank you for all this time of happiness together.

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Since I unified all my blogs, it is fair to post english stuff here. The majority of my posts in english will have tech subjects. Stuff using portuguese will be personal thoughts or politics related to Brazil.