[reading: Richard Morgan, "Woken Furies"]
Vicarious Moral Turpitude
Mike and I were discussing a bit of a quandary in the pub this evening: how can we figure out whether the most recent Goldfrapp album is any good or not? Obviously, the first album was great, but that was significantly overshadowed by the grim awfulness of the second album. Having been badly burnt by buying the second album, we really don't want to make the same mistake again.
Since we're both annoyingly smug about not having any music that we don't own the CD of, that rules out the obvious solution of checking out the album by downloading some MP3 files from the filthy internet. So we settled on the idea of getting someone else (with greater moral flexibility) to download the album and check it out for us. Possibly even to have them play it sometime when we visit.
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