Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Incubus

I own two albums by Incubus and had a blast watching them perform live years ago. It surprised me when another fan expressed disapproval over their changed sound at the time. I wonder if it had more to do with her disliking change than the music itself. Anyway, later you can read about a band that opened for them who inspired me to buy still more CDs.

{Confession time: I’m old school. I rarely download tunes because I enjoy the visceral pleasure of holding a real case in my sweaty little palm. Besides, nobody can take my music away, unlike downloads.}


Today’s unreal band goes by the name Ick Factor. I like to think their music would incorporate video game soundbites similar to what George Clinton used from the “Mortal Kombat” film for that soundtrack.

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19 comments:

  1. I'm with you on downloading - if there's no other source of the music, I will, but otherwise I like the music in physical form as well - it's just I've had too many problems with hard drives before. I do like the whole autorip function on Amazon, though, which means I get the physical copy and the instant gratification of having the music to download as well!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. Oh, that's so true about Amazon. Good times. Thank you for sharing your opinion. It's good to know I'm not alone. Be well!

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  2. I download all my music these days to my Kindle Fire and iPad but yesterday there was an offer in the newspaper for a turntable for just £30. Really tempted as we have cupboard full of vinyl! My other A to Z blog is here: That's Purrfect

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    1. Ooh, I vote you do it! Hope you can make the purchase and enjoy your collection. I look forward to reading Carlton Cat's post for today. ~grin~ Best wishes!

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  3. LOL - Ick Factor - what a great name :) Like Soph said above, I like that on Amazon you can order the CD and then have the instant download on loads of title. It might cost a little more, but I like to have the physical copy.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. I agree, Tasha, especially when a download in the cloud can be taken away. That would be very disappointing. What we buy, only a thief breaking into our home can take away. ~nods~ Heaven forbid that ever happen. Be well!

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  4. I don't have much music, in fact one CD has been stuck in my cars player for a year now. Before that, a Pink Martini CD was stuck in the player for almost 3 years. My older brother, who loves music, and somehow lost all his downloaded bought music, to a "cloud" mixup, now is going retro to vinyl. He loves the sound of vinyl and the act of caring for the records and actually having the music, physically.

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    1. Oh, dear, I'm so sorry for your brother. That's exactly what I have feared. I'm glad he found vinyl. I was tempted to buy a record player but never did. Most of my music listening is done on the go, anyway. Now I'll have to check out Pink Martini. Thank you!

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  5. I do download, but I still prefer the sound that emanates from my vinyl's of which I have many.

    Keith's Ramblings : My A-Z story features 3 neglected words

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    1. Awesome! I'd enjoy hearing about your collection. :) Hope you're having a lovely day.

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  6. I do download, but I still prefer the sound that emanates from my vinyl's of which I have many.

    Keith's Ramblings : My A-Z story features 3 neglected words

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  7. I like Incubus. It always amazes me when people make statements about bands when they either make changes to their sound to stay current, or they don't make changes and are no longer current. Personally, I like to see a band progress with time and sometimes progression means to change their sounds.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge I is for Imbruglia

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    1. I totally agree. And some changes are due to the artist aging. Don't tell anyone, but I'm a long time Bon Jovi fan. :) Jon had to drop his early stuff from the higher octaves as his vocal chords matured. Be well!

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  8. I prefer the real thing as well. At least then it feels like you're buying something real, rather than something virtual.

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    1. Another vote for staying "old school"! Hurray! Thank you so much for weighing in on the subject. Be well, my dear.

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  9. I stopped buying music when cassettes went away, because CDs were so damned expensive. I've bought a few things on download (less than 10) because the one I really want to listen to, we somehow had on too many computers at home and now I can't listen to it. :( So I use Pandora and sort of stay on the periphery of the scene.

    Ick Factor is an awesome name!! You should totally do a series about a music promoter or something with all these band names. You've really started to create and interesting world. :)

    Good luck with the challenge!

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    1. You are so kind Catherine, and every encouraging. Turning this into a story sounds like a fun idea. And I'm sorry you got locked out of your downloads. That is exactly another reason I prefer buying a hard copy. I don't want to think about how much money I have tied up in my collection. O_o Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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  10. I am old school, too. I think my school is older than yours! *wink*
    Annie from ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. Well, it's hard to say but I like what I've learned about your school from your blog, my dear. ~grin~ Be well!

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