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Old 07-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #196
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Mystics is pretty cool.

As an update, I gave some early Lips albums a couple spins. Still having a hard time cracking them. :\
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:13 AM   #197
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what a hell of a band

i have seen them live TWICE

first time was in 2004 and just recently at a music festival

the first time i saw them it was a happy upbeat experience

the second time i saw them, they seemed a little bit pissed off or disillusioned with something.

either way, the second gig was intense!

the live version of the wand, along with an improvised version of "do you realize" totally blew my mind.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #198
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Maybe this was common knowledge, but I just found out there's a new Flaming Lips EP on iTunes called 'Embryonic Digital'.

It's mainly the tracks we were talking about before:

1. Convinced of the Hex
2. The Impulse
3. Silver Trembling Hands

It's one of those "Each song is $1.29" things. Here comes the "Flaming Lips are greedy sellouts" complaints. Seriously though, a 30% mark up for each song? Who thought that was an acceptable price raise?
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:06 PM   #199
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Silver Trembling Hands is worth $11.29.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #200
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Does the band determine the price of the songs, or does iTunes?
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:11 PM   #201
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I'm assuming it's the label's decision, but at the same time, I doubt the Flaming Lips didn't know it was going to happen.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:22 PM   #202
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Hmm, well I know that iTunes pricing now is dependent on the popularity of the tracks, so maybe after the full album comes out it'll go down? I don't know.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:24 PM   #203
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Didn't they change the pricing structure so that the unprotected tracks are higher, and the ones still locked/protected are lower?

Or did they "unlock" all their mp3s?

Oh and hey, I'm going to see them next Friday. Whoot!
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:30 PM   #204
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Apple cuts iTunes pricing, eases copy protection - Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is cutting the price of some songs in its market-leading iTunes online music store to 69 cents and plans to begin selling all tracks without copy protection.

At the Macworld Expo trade show Tuesday, Apple's top marketing executive, Phil Schiller, said iTunes songs would come in three pricing tiers: 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29, depending on the recording company they come from.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:33 PM   #205
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Ah, that's right. Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #206
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You're welcome. I think they did away with the 69 cent option, too.

Thanks, Warner Music Group.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #207
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A 30% hike seems a bit much. I realize it's $.30 we're talking about, but that's at least a $3 difference in price for most albums. Did they honestly REALLY think they weren't making enough at $1 per song? It's digital, the record company doesn't even have to do anything other than send them the files, some artwork, and maybe a little blurb. That requires a 30% rate hike? It'd be one thing if it was 5% or 10%, I have a hard time thinking the pricing was really off by so much that 30% was necessary.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #208
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Embryonic. October 13.



Yes. That is indeed the cover, and it's one of the best ones I've seen in a while. Listen to "See the Leaves" now: Pitchfork: Hear the New Flaming Lips Song "See the Leaves". It's the fucking JAM.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:10 PM   #209
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That looks like Natalie Portman on the album cover.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:14 PM   #210
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Just pay the great art. 0.30 is nothing. Go get worked up about something else.

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