As Carl Z. has attested by some of my "finds"...but the first place I
normally go in any CD store is their "budget" section in the used dept. (or
as I commonly call it: their crap CDs).
I'm more likely to buy something I'm not completely familiar with if it's
only a buck or two. Less guilt if it sucks. Plus, that money tree I
planted last year, just never seemed to take root, so I have to remember
that money is for food and shelter, and not just music. But, every once in
a while I will find a gem or two (like Mission of Burma's "Forget" for $2)
Of course the flipside to all of that is supporting small indie labels or if
I know my $$ will go directly into an artist's pocket I'm more inclined to
pick up their disc at a show. However, my advice to any performers is:
Don't price your CDs higher than $10 at your shows. I never had Psych 101,
but I have this theory that it's easier for a person to part with a single
bill, than 2 or three bills when in a situation deciding whether or not they
can afford a CD (or that 14th drink). [of course, I'm not accounting for
other variables that might factor in to an artists decision to price their
CDs at a certain price like wholesale costs, but if I want to pay the same
as the record shop, I just as well may want to think about it and buy it
later - which results in less $$ in the artists pocket in the long run]
>From: "Kathleen Loebig" <missdiva@...>
>Subject: Re: [fearnwhiskey] Re: oops
>Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 03:05:19 +0800
>I was a lucky girl this year...my godmother gave me some money and told me
>to buy music with it.
>I think I can manage that one:)
>But I think it's used all the way...I have holes in my music collection,
>but buying used and only what I can afford has, I think, also broadened
>what I listen to.
>Kind of like thrift shopping for clothes - you never know what you're gonna
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