So after recently downloading and having much fun with a couple of Donovan goodies from the Apple iTunes Store, I decided to look for some late 70's early 80's one hit wonders: Torn Between Two Lovers (Mary MacGregor) Escape (Rupert Holmes) Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant) Result: zero for three. Just to make sure I wasn't misspelling anything, I checked the Billboard top 100 by year charts that they have on iTunes, and sure enough there are huge gaps. Since all of the tunes I was looking for were on the charts, this is clearly not an issue of Apple not wanting them -- it must be some sort of rights nonsense. And the gaps in those Billboard charts can't all be Lennon/McCartney originals -- I'm sure that most are by artists every bit as in need of some extra income as the three above. My point: the music industry still doesn't get it, and fiddles away as Rome is burning. I don't have the time to waste, but most people will simply go to Thiefster, Lamewire or the peer to peer du jour and have no trouble finding them. If they think anyone is going to dump $15 on a CD just for one of those songs, they are hallucinating. Until and unless the music industry stops trying to prevent people from buying music with unreasonable demands of various kinds, they are busy digging their own grave and all of Apple's efforts to save them from themselves will go down the drain, as more and more people (a whole generation, really) unlearn the joys of buying music. Ted P.S. I did find the fourth '70s tune I was looking for -- Chuck Mangione's Feels So Good -- only to discover that it is an "Album Only" track -- $9.99 for six songs (and I already have the thing on vinyl anyway). No sale. Wake up and smell the coffee RIAA & Co: the sheeple aren't as dumb as you think.