Artistic licence

How the disc slipped

15th January, 2011

Five years ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Cat Power’s album The Greatest. ‘‘I don’t want it back,” he said. I’ve already put it onto my iPod and I don’t need any more CDs.”

At the time, I found his explanation a bit strange, and definitely not something I’d do myself. I couldn’t fathom how you wouldn’t want a...

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