low-tech cloud-based soundcloud alternative

As we've been discussing, watching a cursor travel through a bowel-movement-shaped wave file is a fairly terrible way to experience music -- yet so popular!
So, what's an alternative?
Even watching a record spin on a turntable beats Soundcloud.
See, e.g.,
Wavemaker, "Lodestar" [YouTube]

The audio appears to be coming through a webcam mic, but it sounds damned good. Missed this British synth duo back in the day and was so intrigued by this YouTube I tracked down a vinyl copy on Discogs. The whole LP sizzles.

iPhone cognitive dissonance


Screenshot from Der Spiegel article about all the horrible US guv intrusions into iPhones, next to an ad boasting how you can get Der Spiegel apps in your... iPhone.
Apparently notions of "boycotting" or "voting with your feet" dwindle to nothing in the face of intense consumer desire for shiny Apple trinkets.