Today I learned that Jammie Thomas has been sentenced to pay 675.000 dollar for downloading 24 songs through Kazaa. Which comes down to 22.500 dollar per 5 Mb, 128 bit MP3 file. In the days of Kazaa MP3 hadn’t the quality that we are used to now.
Twenty four crappy mp3 files. Which songs I wonder are worth so damn much?
Wikipedia had the answer:
The 24 songs
|Def Leppard||“Pour Some Sugar on Me“||1988|
|Destiny’s Child||“Bills, Bills, Bills“||1999|
|Gloria Estefan||“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You“||1987|
|Gloria Estefan||“Here We Are“||1989|
|Gloria Estefan||“Coming Out of the Dark“||1991|
|Goo Goo Dolls||“Iris“||1998|
|Green Day||“Basket Case“||1994|
|Guns N’ Roses||“Welcome to the Jungle“||1987|
|Guns N’ Roses||“November Rain“||1992|
|Janet Jackson||“Let’s Wait Awhile“||1987|
|Journey||“Don’t Stop Believin’“||1981|
|Linkin Park||“One Step Closer“||2000|
|No Doubt||“Different People“||1995|
|No Doubt||“Hella Good“||2001|
|Reba McEntire||“One Honest Heart“||1998|
|Richard Marx||“Now and Forever“||1994|
|Sarah McLachlan||“Building a Mystery“||1998|
|Sheryl Crow||“Run Baby Run“||1993|
|Vanessa Williams||“Save the Best for Last“||1992|
I am the XangadiX and I will review each song in 140 characters.
The only reason to think about Aerosmith is when you might find yourself thinking about Liv Teyler’s dad. If you have to think about Aerosmith, think about the video of this song and turn the volume off.
Bryan Adams, “Somebody”
I know of a broad movement, demanding apologies from Canada for all their so called musicians; Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion and … BRYAN ADAMS. He is the first who’s head should be on a stake on the shores of Canada!
Def Leppard, “Pour some sugar on me”
I had to look this one up. Now I am scraping my ears out with a blunt knife and a sleek pen I found. Is there a way to unhear?
Destiny’s Child, “Bills Bills Bills”
Everything ever produced by destiny’s child will kill most of the microbiodome in your gut and leave you with an irritable bowel syndrome.
Gloria Estefan, “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”
I was 8 when this song was played on the radio. I completely forgot about the song but now it’s in my head again. Traumatizing me again. Can’t… get it … out of my HEAD … . I want my mommy.
Gloria Estefan, “Here we are”
Googoo Dolls, “Iris”
“And I don’t want the whole world to see me …”, maybe you shouldn’t make a song and make an ass of yourself behind your telescope. Dushback.
Greenday, “bascet case”
Actually, this is one of the XangadiX theme songs. This song is amazing, it describes the whole purpose of XANGADIX’ rantings in technicolor:
Sometimes I give myself the creeps
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
It all keeps adding up
I think I’m cracking up
Am I just paranoid?
Am I just stoned?
Guns and Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle”
Axle Rose is a prophet and all nineties kids are his disciples. On second thought, the red haired Indiana boy sounds awfully outdated these days.
Guns and Roses, “November Rain”
Eleven minute entourage for the Amazing Guitar solo by Slash
Janet Jackson, “Let’s wait awhile”
I was still waiting for November rain to finish when I started this one, it’s a terrible combination. And I think I have conjured twenty-three Pokemon with down syndrome :-/
Journey, ”Don’t stop believing”
Never heard of this. It’s terrible. It starts with “yeahiyeah”. And I know a gerbil is violently smacked to death if somebody sings “yeahiyeah” on Youtube.
Why donwload another aberration of these “Journey”- fellows. Putting this on your computer should cost you 22.500 dollars. In fines. Moron.
Linkin Park, “One step closer”
Once there was a band with amazing bass and guitars and drums and DJ and rap and rock and hiphop and everything nice. And then there was another band. And then another. And another and after a lot of bands, it was done. And after all bands were done, and had gone home, and the lights had gone on in the morning. And everything was well again. Then came Linkin Park.
No Doubt, “Different People”
Aah… the tank-girl days of Gwen Stefani, very nice indeed. If you are into Stefani. Even if you don’t like the music that much anyway …
No Doubt, “Bathwater”
No Doubt, “Hello Good”
What’s with all this No Doubt. Have you any idea what these songs are worth? ( 22.500 dollars apparently ) Only ‘different people’ would have been enough. Damn, that’s an expensive misdownload.
Reba McEntire, “One Honest heart”
OMFGWBBSAFF?!!! …. What is this terrib … aAAAAaaaaAAAa… FUCK CANCEL! CANCEL… BEGONE! DIABOLUS! AWAY! …
Richard Marx, “Now and Forever”
Awh freck! My dick has hidden itself well within my belly. Now I’ll be incontinent for three whole days again. Darnit!
Sarah McLachlan, “Possession”
Wait wut? Ow, no. I fell asleep just now. Did I miss something?
Sarah McLachlan, “Building a Mystery”
Sheryl Crow, “Run baby, run”
A baby cannot run. That’s the whole point of being a baby. If it could stand up and walk around it would be a Toddler, now wouldn’t it. Stupid.
Vanessa Williams, “Save the best for rest”
I hate Tennis. And I didn’t knew Vanessa Williams could sing! And she can’t. In fact, although the video and music would have you believing otherwise; she doesn’t actually sing.
Vanessa Williams makes your ears bleed. Which is quite something else altogether.
Well now, that little exercise has cost me 675.000 dollars. Appearantly browsing youtube was costly back in 2007.
This is madness.
A Strange statistic
And now, for that fascinating statistic I have been promissing:
This is a google trend index for the search volumes of the word “god” and the word “fuck”. Amazingly they have been keeping pair for the last 8 or so years. Although “fuck” seems to be winning these days …