Belting out classic Billy Joel while automating my database backups, glass of white in hand and roast in the oven. Life is good, folks.

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Pretty sad about the state of affairs around buying music (and at least feeling somewhat confident that the artist is getting a good part of my custom). I still actually have an independent shop in my town, surprisingly, but they’ve had to specialise in specific oldies, and vinyl, for the most part. (I tried to get actual CDs of the music for the new Dune movie through them, and they tried, but failed, to source discs.) (I’ve got an HMV too, for now, but that’s hardly a place where you feel the artists get their due.) And today I’ve just tried to buy Einaudi’s music from his site, and they want €27 for shipping a couple of discs from Italy to the UK. So, Bezos’ gaff it is. Bandcamp is a nice (but niche) counterpoint to this; I have the same handle on that platform, btw.

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Fyi, the service is now running on my RPi 3B for the time being, until I rebuild my RPi 3A+ on the Raspberry Pi OS Lite version based on Debian Bullseye. (They don’t support, or indeed recommend, any upgrade path from Buster to Bullseye, it seems.) But that will be for another day.

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