Obviously Spotify is fantastic. It’s the future of music, right? In five years time we’ll find the idea of a well maintained iTunes collection archaic, surely. Transferring ‘files’ so that we can all fill huge hard drives stacked full of exactly the same music. Plus you have to double up, so that you can carry a copy of some of that collection to listen to on a bus. That sounds just like a super-capacity Minidisc player, Grandad. Why bother? If you can access anything, from anywhere, why own anything? Well, maybe there’s more to well categorised music collections than just the listening. As vain as we are these days, are we ready to give up the ownership of the media we consume?
I recently saw ‘Moon’, the debut film by Duncan ‘Zowie Bowie’ Jones; an impressive claustrophobic space drama even if it did remind me of a lot of other space films from the past thirty years. This might be an unfair judgment though as it got me thinking; there’s only so much stuff that can happen to people in space, and it’s these limitations that makes us more nerdy people love films like this.