When we rolled out the new Egg music store, our board of directors spent countless sleepless nights debating the proper pricing plan. They finally came up with fifty cents per song, which they argued was a lot cheaper than iTunes, and then, considering that most of the albums have 20+ songs, they came up with the discount rate of $5 for a whole album. It seemed reasonable, the board took the model to the shareholders, I…I mean the shareholders voted, and on September 1, 2011, the plan went into action.
Now, after observing the standard 37-day review of practices, I have determined that the plan is inadequate. Free the Egg. The shareholders fired the board. I fired the shareholders. Everybody’s out of work. And we shall move forward with a pay-what-you-want system for high-quality digital downloads of complete albums, which I suspected was what we should’ve had in the first place. Physical copies, which are charming and rare and require postage, still will cost you—and everybody really ought to own Open Book—but starting today you can name your price for fourteen years of Thunderegg albums, from Larry to Where Are the Cars. (That includes $0.00, you cheap bastards.) Pow(d)er to the people!