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The Cost of Music

Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 11 August 2001

"EVERYTHING IS free now," sings Gillian Welch. "That's what they say/Everything I ever done/ Gotta give it away." There is resignation in her voice. Though it's never stated, Welch appears to be singing about life in a post-Napster world.

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