So, when I was in grad school, I hated Fridays. Because I was a waitress at Outback, and unlike the rest of the world, Friday for me did not mean rest and relaxation. It meant slipping around a greasy kitchen for the next ten hours, serving extra ramekins of honey butter and doing laps by the cold side window to grab and deliver salads. The one thing that always got me out of bed on Friday mornings was Amazon's $5 Friday deals. Being destitute in grad school, I felt okay with occasionally buying myself a $5 MP3 album.
Lucky for me, the $5 MP3 album deal caught on and now it's a regular thing. Unlucky for my wallet, I've been going a little nutso lately. Recently purchased albums include:
500 Days of Summer soundtrack
Band of Horses: Cease to Begin
Coconut Records: Nighttiming
Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism
Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Jay-Z: Blueprint 3
Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See
Paramore: Brand New Eyes
Regina Spektor: 11:11
Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (This is one I had wanted since, like, seventh grade and just never got after years of putting it on birthday and Christmas lists...good to know, fifteen years later, I still support the grunge scene)
The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism//Four Thieves Gone
The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
The Weepies: Say I Am You
Them Crooked Vultures
U2: No Line on the Horizon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz!
$85 for 17 albums...not too shabby! I finally decided to replace my busted iPod FM transmitter too...which requires even less work than burning CDs! Hooray!