Recently I was busy at work doing Work Things like thinking about whether Eva Mendes would care if I drank too much on our first date, when I discovered that one of my favorite bloggers shares a problem with me: We both have an unhealthy relationship with iTunes.
I spend entirely too much time and money on that stupid site.
I realize that I could download songs elsewhere for free but 1) I got tired of every song I got from the free sites always having someone yelling something like “DJ QUICKSILVER-QUICKSILVER-QUICKSILVER!” throughout the song and 2) I think I can manage spending a dollar on a song I like when I already spend upwards of $60 on alcohol that sometimes makes me puke.
How do I know I have an iTunes problem?
I log on to the site with good intentions in mind – perhaps there’s a new Kidz in the Hall song that I want. Then somehow, every single time, I end up going off the deep end and downloading songs like this:
In case you’re too lazy to click that link or maybe you have a boss that somehow is opposed to you jamming out instead of filing those TPS reports, that is a song called “Baby Come Back” by Player.
By a band called “Player.”
They look like this:
I don’t know what comes over me.
Maybe it’s a sense of wanting to broaden my musical horizons or maybe it’s a deep desire to somehow be able to wear tight leather pants and these are the songs that will enable me to do it, but I definitely have a problem.
Why just two weeks ago I downloaded “Love Song” by Tesla.
I need help.
I need an intervention before I drain my entire bank account purchasing songs that I semi-like for some yet to be identified reason.
But at least I admitted I have a problem, they say that’s the first step in the long journey of recovery.
It will be rough, but with some time and some care, maybe – just maybe – I can defeat my iTunes dependency.
I’m keeping the leather pants though.