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Probably not. Definitely not. You can get Wind's Poem by Mount Eerie on this format though.
which is a cheeky little promo item
nothing more than that though
well, considering it's size it'll be pretty cheap I imagine, (if it doesnt have mini-USB compatibility its a stinker) but could be quite handy for joggers, people who work outside in shit fuck conditions and dont want their prized mp3 player clunged with muck and water. No one is going to rob you if they see that pinned to your breast either.
Also looks dead indie-cool-Japaneezuhh!
in the venn diagram of muggers / mount eerie fans.
probs quite a few
I will spend all the loot on rare Microphones Live LPs! AHAHAHA!'
It should be like a giant sun consuming Pluto.
good effort tho :D
£5ish per unit if memory serves
as a curio for the fan who already has all the albums?
Or maaaaaybe someone with mega buying power could get hold of 'em at the point where it could be given away free with a normally priced vinyl copy or t-shirt or something.
it kinda doesn't matter whether it's got one or ten tracks on, cos either way, it's a novelty trinket.
People working in mucky environments would be much better off buying a cheap ipod shuffle knock-off, or whatever. Eg: for pennies over a fiver you can get a micro SD shuffle-alike players http://tinyurl.com/685dpo7 or ~2GB flash drive type players.
*It'll probably get hacked by those so inclined, but that's an aside.
My 2nd gen shuffle has been messing me around big time recently, and i think i've managed to restore the factory settings or something, but it would be nice to know if there are non-apple alternatives. Especially for £5.
You get what you pay for innit.
But if it's likely to get trashed anyway, then you might well consider the fiver risk to be worth it.
But have just had a quick look for alternatives, and it looks like there are at least other options to look into (archos, sansa, etc).
You must be joking, it has a headphone socket and that's your lot. When these were announced a few months ago, they said they'd cost about £19.99 each on the shops, which they defended by saying that you're getting an mp3 player as well as an album. Obviously it had failed to occur to them that the mp3 player you're getting can only be used to play one album, and is therefore fucking shit. Or that the album can only be played via that mp3 player and nothing else, and is therefore also fucking shit.
I cannot see a market for it, unless Phil Elevrum or whoever turned up personally to your house to give it to you and gave you an inpromptu concert in your living room while he was at it.
I have looked up that article again, and it actually said that the ideal price if a band sold them at a merch stall would be about £10, but they may cost double that under some circumstances. So not always £20 then, but sometimes - and they're still rubbish.
i doubt many people would even buy one for £10
I can't believe that it is
I could see this as something that small bands could do in place of (or as a variation on) limited pressings. 500 playable badges instead of 500 CDs or LPs.
But cds are pence, so I can't see it replacing them. Might be cheaper than getting a vinyl pressing done though. People can always stick a cable into the headphone socket and record it with audacity or the like anyway.
put CD into drive -> press import -> done