A LP of Hip-Hop-artists Pharcyde costs more than $2000 on Amazon.de. Exactly 1.820,99 Euros, that is about $2700.
The LP was made in 2007, so I can see no reason, why it should cost so much, unless Amazon has a calculation-bug in their software.
Fortunately the shipping is free of charge.
You can find a bigger screenshot of the full product here:
A new feature lets you search by lyrics. So you can find songs in your library by entering a part of the lyrics of that song.
Of course you can also search by lyrics in iTunes Store.
Arguments: If you hear a song on the radio, and you only catched a few lyrics of the song, you can search the Internet and maybe find some songnames. Then you have to search for these songsnames in the iTunes Store. Much more comfortable would be a direct search in the iTunes Store.
Also if you are looking for a song in your library, you sometimes don't remember the song-title but some chunks of the lyrics, therefore a integrated lyrics-search would be really helpful.
While doing some investigation on current plugins for iTunes, I found the blog-entry of Brad Lauster, which also had the same idea. He also mentions another feature:
...and think of the fun you could have if you extended this idea to Smart Playlists?
You could create a playlist that only included songs with the lyrics "big" and "butt." This playlist would, of course, include Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and Nelly's "Hot in Herre." ...just think of the possibilities!
Why it's not already done: Propably because the music-industry doesn't want to provide the lyrics and because that feature is rather nice-to-have
Questions: What other applications can you think of beside lyrics-search and smart-playlists depending on lyrics, once lyrics would be accessible through iTunes?
I found a AppleScript that searches for lyrics, but unfortunately it seems to search for the lyrics in the mp3-file and not in an online-database as I suggested here. iTunes lyric search uses online-lyrics, but seems to work only on Windows. I haven't tested this one yet.
AppleTV now provides smooth music transition. When listening to a song on your stereo, and leaving the house with your IPod, the song just played in ITunes continues on your IPod and if you come home, the song playing on your IPod continues on AppleTV.
Arguments: AppleTV and other Apple-Products will be more and more connected, because this will raise the value of the components and make way to new applications like this music transition. Moreover it will lead to a lock-in for the customer: if all the entertainment-products in the household are from Apple or compatible with Apple products, the generated value of theses communicating products will be higher, than if the products can not communicate with each other. Therefore the customer will prefer Apple-compatible products.
See also IPhone is a remote control
Questions: What other useful applications are there if you connect AppleTV, Computer, IPhone and IPod (and other devices)?
The T-Shirts displays the CD-Cover of the song playing at the moment on your Ipod. There is also the possiblity to associate other artwork to certain artists or songs. Battery, screen and bluetooth-transceiver are directly enmeshed into the fibres of the t-shirt.
Argument: A lot of people buy a T-Shirt by their favourite bands, so there would be no need to buy such t-shirts anymore. The problem is the lack of cheap washable batteries and screens that could be integrated in the fibres of the t-shirt. Maybe the battery wouldn't have to be that powerful, because the picture on the t-shirt is quite static and only changes, when another song is played.