For me, the Humble Music Bundle could not have come at a more perfect time. I had recently started listening to Nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot on Spotify after a little incident on Reddit revealed that my previous-favorite Nerdcore rapper MC Chris is kind of a jerk.
If you’re not familiar, the Humble Bundle is a project that usually offers up a bundle of indie video games for an incredibly low price. You pay what you want, but to get the entire bundle you’ll need to pay at least a cent above the average. You then decide how much of your money goes to charity, the artists and the site. The charities it supports are Child’s Play, which works to give video games to children stuck in hospitals, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends free speech, privacy, etc. in the digital sphere (basically think of it as the enemy of bills like SOPA).
So, back to my story, just as I was getting into Frontalot’s tunes, Humble Bundle announced its first-ever music bundle with not only 20 awesome tracks by MC Frontalot but 14 songs by Jonathan Coulton (famous for the “Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” Portal themes), and a plethora of music from OK GO, They Might Be Giants, Christopher Tin and Hitoshi Sakimoto. All for 8 bucks! How could I say no?
Even if you don’t typically “pay for music,” this one is just worth it. You’re getting the fully licensed, legal music of some incredibly cool artists and giving to charity for $8. There’s 2 days left as of this post, so get on it!
With that I leave you with this.