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In here we post aspirational objects that can only be obtained by exploiting the proletariat and the means of production. Two from me: The Audi RS6 Avant Wagon (specifically in this colour): This thing does 0-60 in 3.5, has space to take the fam camping, has that incredible Audi handling and it's beautiful (it will also consume huge quantities of dead dinosaurs). $109K US. The other object of my material desire is an original Eames lounge chair and ottoman. At first I was like $6K for a chair? But after you sit in one you're like damnnnnnnn.
I didn't get bitten by the streaming bug 'til I tried out Apple Music around 6 months ago; I tried Spotify and the lot but didn't really get into it cus of the bad interface (+ ogg vorbis). Once I found out that Apple Music had seamless integration with their library and your local library + tag editing I was hooked, the convenience of this platform has made it almost impossible to go back to my 100% local library. The question that's been biting me ever since has been, "Is this moral?" not only is Apple (and every other streaming service) paying artists close to nothing, but also technically restricting the user's freedom with DRM. Are streaming services further contributing to the corporate control over the music industry by shafting indie labels and individuals in the name of convenience? Do they cheapen the art form? Is any of this morally acceptable?