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jonathan @robotsneedhugs

Hey Mastodon! What's the last CD you bought? (not album or music, I mean actual CD)

@robotsneedhugs Something I'm embarrassed to mention from... 2004?

I got a bunch second-hand at a local flea market a few weeks ago, most notably Garbage by Garbage.

@robotsneedhugs The Cure - The Head on the Door :)

@robotsneedhugs I'll only buy a digital download if it's CD quality or better (even if I can't really tell).

One of my favorite Belgian bands signed with Sony, so I got their new CD, Jungle Eyes.

@kai Same! Plus buying old CDs second-hand is almost always cheaper than buying them digitally anyway.

@robotsneedhugs most of my recordings are from bandcamp and I always try to pay extra. If I could get everything on there, I would!

But I'm probably a bit deaf to the used CD market.

I also have a magnatune.com membership.

And I often listen to kcrw.com and dublab.com

@kai Yeah, 80-90% of my music comes from Bandcamp, and I wish I could pay extra more often.

Never heard of Magnatune before - I'll check it out!

I don't listen to internet radio but sometimes I feel like I should. Other times I feel like I should stick to my own music. I have a lot of it, and as a result, plenty of it doesn't get the attention it deserves. :(

@robotsneedhugs internet radio is a great way to discover new music if you don't have any friends, or if your friends have bad taste πŸ˜…

@robotsneedhugs Moonfall - Empty Cage
It's a small band from New York. The pre-order package I got was $18, shipping costs were $22.

Someone, please, stop me from using my money irresponsibly.

@Jellal @robotsneedhugs buying recordings is responsible use of money

@kai @Jellal Since I always listen to music when I work, I view buying music as, like, a creativity/focus investment.

Of course, I already have a ton of music, so getting more still isn't the most rational thing, but it helps me convince myself at least.

@robotsneedhugs @kai Hahaha. Do what you gotta do to rationalize it, huh.

Only it isn't an option for me, because I have trouble concentrating with music on. (Except, for some reason, when the clock tower is playing songs. It always does this while I'm making an exam and I only notice after like, 10 mins maybe??? idk)

@Jellal @robotsneedhugs last night I heard a great band from Phoenix. There were maybe 30 people at the show, probably 10 from other bands. So 20 people x $5/person means that your band made $100 for the night. What does that get you? Gas to the next gig and a meal, maybe? That's why I go out of my way to pay extra for recordings.

@kai @robotsneedhugs yeah, i always try to buy music when i can, especially smaller bands' music!! plus i love having cds

@Jellal @robotsneedhugs I prefer digital stuff at this point just because I own enough things πŸ˜… though I'll buy vinyl if I like the album artwork πŸ•ΊπŸΌ

@kai @robotsneedhugs I'm still oldschool though.XD I own an actual CD player that I actually use.

@Jellal @robotsneedhugs what I like about CD players is that they tend to be very reliable so even if your OS is in the middle of an upgrade or whatever, you can still listen.

I also think it's romantic to put the CD in.

I remember making up a play with my cousin when we were younger (heh) where one of the characters would don white gloves before placing a CD in the tray.