Friday, November 6, 2009

Mo' music, please

While impatiently waiting for my crack pumpkin spice latte this morning at Starbucks, a little cardboard stand that I'd forgotten about for the last couple of months had been shifted to a new spot, commanding my in-need-of-caffeine vision.  The Starbucks pick of the week!  Every week (somewhat inconsistently, though - there have been several weeks where that little cardboard stand sat empty and forgotten) Starbucks sets out a stash of iTunes download cards for a free song or music video from a selected artist.  No choosing, of course, you just get the specific song/video from their artist of choice.  You never know who you might find sitting in there, just waiting for you to pick them up take them home!  I've had the pleasure of getting to know M. Ward, The Tragically Hip, Gomez, The Decemberists, Airborne Toxic Event, Andrew Bird, Melody Gardot, and Wynton Marsalis a little bit better, just to name a few.  My musical tastes have definitely expanded over the last few years, and this has been a fun way to expand my iTunes library and try out some new artists.

So, if you're feeling frugal or maybe just looking for some new tunes, swing by Starbucks every so often and snag one of the cards.

I basically just wrote an advertisement for Starbucks, didn't I?  Sorry about that.  They do make some dang tasty beverages.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love a good pumpkin spice latte and the pick of the week!