I must be an idiot not to have found Streamripper sooner. In the days before Walkmans I used to record radio broadcasts on an early portable cassette recorder so I could listen later. This is how I discovered “Angel in a Centerfold” and many other great cultural landmarks from the early 80s.
Of course, things have changed since then. My taste hasn’t improved so much as commercial radio has fallen. Internet radio, thankfully, may rescue me. Streamripper is like that ugly cassette recorder that I had so long ago: it saves the streams so I can listen to them later.
And pooh pooh on those who call it piracy. Now that I can get broadcast music that’s worth listening to, I’ve found a few albums worth buying too.