Well, well, well. Look which site is back: the sweet, sweet allofmp3.com has returned from the dead.
Why does this matter? The Russia-based site sells MP3 tracks without Digital Rights Management (DRM) embedded in the files, effectively side-stepping iTunes and other digital download sites. It’s a hugely popular site and has high-quality MP3 files for sale at bargin-basement prices.
You can only bet that the RIAA in the U.S. would love nothing more than to nail these guys to the wall. Too bad they’ve got that whole jurisdiction crap to deal with, eh? Oh, that and the RIAA’s completely destroyed reputation and known tendencies to pick on college students and grandmothers. Just saying.
GQ: This month’s issue of GQ has a fawning portrait of Barack Obama in it. It’s a good interview, although I’m starting to wonder if he really has a shot against Team Rodham-Clinton. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess who is going to win the Democratic nomination and I’m not even going to venture a guess.
Also, shout out to Johnny C and Becks for their upcoming trip to the U.K. – should be a blast, wish I was there!