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Devils and Dust

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 28, 2005 @ 7:37 pm In Music,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled

"Before its on the Radio, its on AOL."

Uh, no. That false and embarassing misstatement precedes a marred version of Bruce’s new song,  Devils
and Dust
. (You can pre-order the disc from Sony [1]).

If you thought AOL was annoying before, listen to this: Every 30 seconds or so, a voice intones — right over Bruce — "AOL Music, First Listen."

I counted at least 5 of these announcements during the course of this song. Really, really god-damned annoying. Like the lousy DJs who talk over the beginnings and ends of songs. Only this was right in the middle of the tune. Repeatedly.

If there goal was to get me to dislike AOL even more, than they succeeded gloriously. I am cancelling our one remaining family AOL account. And, I can no longer own TWX stock, as I have given up on any thoughts of a turnaround in a company that is this dysfunctional, and (lets just blurt it out): stupid.

How completely and totally do they not understand their music customers? Simply astounding . .  .

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