Posted in March 2013

A Music Listener’s Dilemma: iTunes, Pandora or Spotify?

Welcome to the post-apocalyptic world of music.  People do not buy CD’s anymore. Don’t believe me?  Check out this chart!

CD Sales Chart

A random chart I found on the internet; clearly this is fact

Nowadays, people play their music on i-stuff, recon-droid’s and all kinds of other gadgets.  In addition to these technological toys, there are also a ton of websites/apps that offer promises of music grandiose and allure.

With so much to choose from, what the hell am I supposed to use?  What if I choose the wrong one?  What if one starts off a marvel of listening bliss, only to wither away to the equivalent of Gilbert Gottfried reading a dictionary?

Gilbert Gottfried

NOTE: I hold no grudge against Mr. Gottfried. He is actually quite engaging and funny.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Morgan Freeman reading a dictionary is an app we all can enjoy.

Dedicated Research for YOU, the Consumer!

Today we will explore today’s leading music-listening options.  To make things easier to understand, we will compare them to the following social icons:

Sushi

sushi
Boy Bands

boy band

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Mega Man Visionary Artwork

Courtesy of Video Game Ninja, we bring you popular video game characters as seen through the eyes of Mega Man.  Yes, we speak of the same Mega Man for NES that was impossibly hard and likely stole weeks of your childhood.  Cheers!

Our Favorites:

Mega Kombat

megaman bitch

Mega the Hedgehog

Mega the Hedgehog

 Mega Fantasy 7

Mega Fantasy 7

The Full Mega:

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You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

I hate getting gas more than nuts in brownies. And I'm a man who enjoys his brownies.

I hate getting gas more than nuts in brownies. And I’m a man who enjoys his brownies.

I hate getting gas.  It’s not the fact that soon I’ll having to be signing over my first born child and selling a kidney to afford a full tank, but it is just about everything else involved in the process.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve been on a road trip, had to get gas and pulled off at the nearest exit only to be taken down some po-dunk back road for 15 miles before coming to a gas station that should have the kid from deliverance playing a banjo out front.

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OH NO, Anchovies on My Pizza!

(Insert Gratuitous 80’s Movie Reference)

At learnawesome.com we are huge fans of the internet.  We even have a website where we post  random ramblings, drinking game “do-it-yourself” guides, stories of lore,  analysis of asinine topics and articles about music.  Perhaps you have heard of it?  Perhaps I like asking “perhaps” type questions a lot?

We just passed 2 whole months of being a fully operational site.  It seems rather prudent to reflect after such a short lifespan.  Don’t they usually wait until at least the 100th episode for this type of thing?

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Today on Things We Didn’t Know Were Things: The American Pie Council

I think we can all be in agreement that pie is delicious.  Not the most outlandish claim to make I know, as I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t like pie.   My favorite pies were always the homemade kind.  However, if you’re like me and tend to burn cereal, theres nothing wrong with buying a pie at the store now and again.  Store bought stuff is fine but there is always a bit of a gamble on what you are actually eating.  Especially now what with horse meat apparently sneaking into everything.  I mean, I always assumed Taco Bell was like 20% horse to begin with so the fact that it’s confirmed that Mr. Ed IS futzing around in various products isn’t that crazy to me.  Anyways, when buying a pie at the store you gotta worry about ingredients..  Bad ingredients make bad pies and bad pies cause bad times.  If only there was some kind of organization to oversee commercial pie creation and ensure America’s pies are up to a strict standard.  Oh, wait…that already exists.

I'm switching to whole milk.

I’m switching to whole milk.

The American Pie Council boasts a mission statement(according to their website) of “The American Pie Council® (APC) is the only organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting American’s love affair with pies. Designed to raise awareness, enjoyment and consumption of pies…”  Did I miss something?  Are pies going out of style?  Are people not aware of pies in the United States?  Land of the overweight and husky?  I refuse to believe that awareness needs to be raised for pie.  More disturbing to me is the idea that there is some huge pie organization out there dictating American pie rules.  Or just the fact that there ARE rules for pie to begin with.  Hey everybody!  Gotta watch out for the BIG PIE lobby in Washington during the next election.  Don’t go trying to put apples and cherries in that pie Grandma!  Lest you find yourself locked up in some kind of Big Pie “reeducation camp” which I assume looks a lot like theLeave it to Beaver house except instead of 1940’s nostalgia you get jack booted guards that pie tin whip you if you try to buck the Pie Rules set out by the APC.  I’m sure more grandmas have been lost to Betty Crockers pie camps out in the boonies of Iowa than BIG PIE wants you to know about.

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