I will not do this often, but I have been prompted to take a position by a blog post on The Trichordist that I had been forwarded this evening (see the link below). Sometimes it is difficult to pay for music as a result of life circumstances, but music provides real life-benefits and is so much part of our lives, such that when we take without paying, we are striking at the heart of the creative engine. Sometimes this manifests as very sad events, which this blog post alludes to. Please read this article and think about how you value music, and to what extent you reward artists for the sacrifices they make to improve the world you live in. I always pay for music. If you are able to, you should do so too. Please read the link below.