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Bernstein With a Twist
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I wish I had a thing for Lady GaGa.

Never mind I'd never heard of her until a few days ago.

All I know is if I had a thing for Lady GaGa, I'd get on the iTunes site and buy "Poker Face" for a buck twenty-nine.

Just like that, I'd be cool. I'd be hip. I'd be bad. Because I would have paid Apple's top-tier price for a hot-selling song. What could possibly be more validating than to pay the world's top music store top dollar for a chart-topping tune?

But I don't have a thing for Lady GaGa, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy or, believe it or not, Audioslave. I don't qualify for iTunes' top-tier rates.

Some of you may be smirking: "This guy has an iPod?" As if there should be a background check to prevent anyone in the low-tier crowd from owning such a device.

Yes, I have one. I'm an iTunes customer. I'm just no longer a valued customer.
Episode Date: April 17, 2009
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