02 May 2008

Buyer's remorse for the obsessive

    Does that make me crazy?
      Gnarls Barkley

Okay, I admit it, this is just a little obsessive on my part. We just got the new Gnarls Barkley album, The Odd Couple. It's great, a worthy follow-up to St. Elsewhere, and lives up to my expectations. Except....

You see, on the album, "Run" just fades in from silence. It doesn't have that "kick-off" beginning that you hear on the radio and in the video. This kept bugging me throughout the rest of the track, sort of like Roger Rabbit with the unfinished shave-and-a-haircut. (TWO BITS!).

I went a-googling and found out "Run [Radio Edit]" is what I was missing. A little more googling and I found it online for £0.79. Yep, it's only available in the U.K. But hey, they take PayPal, and PayPal handles the exchange rate (currently $.50 = £1.00). That's a little more than the iTunes $0.99 songs, but it's also a 256K MP3 I can use anywhere. I figured what the heck and embraced our global economy.

The radio edit is playing right now. I have no regrets.


Rob said...

I'm still trying to figure out what's so great about Gnarls Barkley. They just haven't clicked for me.


Andrew said...

I guess you either like it or you don't. I could try to explain it as me liking the mixture of funk with modern pop sensibility, kick-ass beat, or some such thing. But really it's this:
When I listen to their music, I wanted to hear it again. Their songs get stuck in my head. I hum them in my spare time. What else can I say?

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