One of my technologically challenged friends has recently clogged up my Yahoo mailbox with .wma files of Madonna mashes. Interesting stuff: Nothing Fails mashed with (I think) the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Power Of Goodbye with the Cranberries’ Zombie, and a superposition of American Life upon some tough heavy thing (Metallica?) that works rather well.

I tried converting them into mp3s, only to discover that they are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected. Music mashes, that by definition are unofficial (illegal?), DRM protected?

So I just copied them with my soundcard driver (instructions here). I now have my mp3 files and I’ve kept myself occupied for the best part of a sleepless night.

You can’t stop the music.