So I just bought the new Foo Fighters with the anti-theft technology. First off, it has to check for licences to pay and wants to install something on my computer. Fine. It’s my work computer but I just wanna listen to the CD. Then it launches that stupid interactive window which all the CDs seem to do nowdays and I hate, especially because it looks stupid stretched across two screens. Close that window, open Windows Media player and get horrible skipping. Run updates for Windows Media player. Still no freakin’ dice. Get online and discover that the encryption technology has majorly screwed everyone, especially those that wanna load the album onto their iPods.
My other new Cd is Offfspring’s Greatest hits which is in that new stupid Dual Disc format that has DVD on one side and CD on the other and “is not guaranteed to play in all CD players”. What the heck is that? I’ve already had problems with other Dual Disc Cds in my little portable player at home.
All I wanna do is play the freakin’ CD! And music companies wonder why they’re freakin’ losing business. I go out and actually buy the disc and now I can’t get it to play. I’ll probably eventually get it to play but will have wasted an hour of my life doing so (actually my IT guys volunteered to see if he could rip the songs so I coudl listen to them so he’s wasting his time too). Argh.