noah | September 26, 2008 9:30 am

Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington–a long proponent of never paying for recorded music ever because musicians don’t deserve it and anyone can write a song that he wants to hear so why should he ever have to worry about things like quality control (see, in his world, the only people who should ever make money for their labors are people who start companies that make semi-useless Facebook widgets)–thinks MySpace Music is totes awesome. Why? Well, because it involves more free music for him, of course. Of course, all that free music comes via streams, which makes me wonder if dude is going to try and jumpstart the trend of hauling around his laptop on one shoulder, a la the way people carried around boomboxes back in the ’80s? UPDATE: Haha, looks like there’s a much simpler explanation: He’s sleeping with the head of MySpace’s PR department. Ah, geek love… [Techcrunch]