You could argue that consuming tunes like M&Ms — prolific, transient, lightly involved — is more interactive than consuming tunes like scrolls coming down off the mountain. I guess that I really do believe this, except that M&M listening is so heavily influenced by television shows like American Idol.

Maybe this new style of interacting with music is the new way of doing what we used to go to record stores for. You’re still flipping through record bins, it’s just that you do it more often, with bigger bins and less friction.