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Wed, 05 Sep 2007

Let's Be Honest / Maple Rabbit
Let's Be Honest Whenever I discover a listing for a new band on the iTunes Store, I start by sampling their Top Songs. My assumption is that somebody who got here before me might know something I'll only discover through actual effort. And with effort being something mightily to avoid, I'll take whatever shortcuts the world hands me. But I'm not stupid, in spite of what you may have heard. I'm immediately suspicious when the Top Songs are the first five tracks, that being an indication that anybody who bought this stuff just picked up the album.

So when I discovered Maple Rabbit on the store, I wasn't immediately suspicious as I listened to the first Top Song. Interesting, I thought, in a goofy sort of way that went with the album graphic. And I went to the second Top Song, which was coincidentally right above the first in the album's tracks. And the third was above that. And by the fifth, I realized there was a pattern here. Now, I'm no conspiracy theorist, at least not usually. But there's clearly something going on here that can't be explained by random chance. I blame aliens. Or maybe Republicans, assuming the two are mutually exclusive.

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