Heller; in his book, Catch 22, puts forth this scenario:
a U.S. Army Air Forces bombardier who wishes to be excused from combat flight duty. In order to be excused from such duty, he must submit an official medical diagnosis from his squadron’s flight surgeon, demonstrating that he is unfit because he is insane. According to Army regulations, any sane person would naturally not want to fly combat missions because they are so dangerous. By requesting permission not to fly combat missions, on the grounds of insanity, the bombardier demonstrates that he is in fact sane and therefore is fit to fly. Conversely, any flyer who wished to fly on combat runs implicitly demonstrated that he was insane and was unfit to fly and ought to be excused, and to be excused this person would only need to submit a request.
I am sort of in the same boat with Amie Street…I want Amie Street’s business model to succeed so I need to tell people about them but by doing so I may be making the price of the songs I want increase so I should keep quiet thus doing my part to lower traffic to Amie Street and aiding in the failure of the business model.
What’s a boy to do?
I have decided to tell y’all.
Amie Street is a legal digital music distribution service where; All songs are initially free to download and rise in price based on popularity, up to $0.98. All songs are DRM-free mp3s.
I’ve pulled a couple of old Cult albums (Dreamtime and Ceremony) off it for free and for a dollar and change I bought both Love and Rockets best-of album and their self-titled. They recently added “the entire catalogs of Beggars Group (XL, Rough Trade, 4AD), Matador Records and Polyvinyl Recording Co. more than 15,000 songs.
So check it out and increase the prices of the shit I wanna get.