Saw your request. Still got your ear? :)
Indeed Drew, so much so that the day you posted that i actually looked to buy it online and not being able to, downloaded it from Amazon. Now it's on my RUN playlist on my Sansa Clip (love that little player BTW) among others.
On the DL note, i used to be a 'have-to-own-a-physical-copy-to-support-the music' kind of guy, but i have recently been straying away from that. Especially when it comes to finding things in this broad and vague genre we all so love, or hate or have mixed feelings of. After years of neglect, i finally decided that i should own Stromkern's Armageddon. At the time that i wanted it i couldn't find it anywhere for sale online, which i thought was practically impossible. But i did find a digital download on Amazon (used DG to get there - was it ever determined if Simon gets credit for purchases made on Amazon when following DG links to get there? Even if we navigate to a different item from the original link? just curious) and i had never done so before, but i said "what the hell, at least i'll have it for now and can buy the CD later when i can find it" and purchased the download. That was about 3 months ago and i've garnered several other albums since; mostly CDs i couldn't find to purchase, or at least not at some dikdonculous price.
i'm of two minds about downloads. i still have that nagging feeling of needing to have a physical copy of the music. Whether it's because of wanting the art flavor that comes with having a factory CD or the comfort of knowing that in case of a total PC crash (which has happened to me twice in the past 5 years)i have an original to restart with. But i also realize that as the future is made now, that technological advancement makes some things that we hold on to and cherish in our lifetimes unnecessary at best, stupendously obsolete at worst. Keep up or get left behind comes to mind.
So i guess i'l keep walking the line in multiple worlds - as i do in so many aspects of life - until one is ultimately snuffed out and no longer viable.
And the moral of this story is that i fucking love this song and the power and meaning behind it (lamentory and gothesque as it may be) and will always have mine ear. =)