Check this out:
The iTunes Music Store... coming soon to Starbucks.
Basically, sometime in 2008, when I'm in or near a participating 'iStarbucks' in Nashville, I'll be able to see and buy any song that is playing or the last ten songs that have played.
The only bummer is that I won't get to experience the iStarbucks any time soon unless I am in NYC or Seattle in October... or San Francisco in November... L.A. in February... or Chicago in March.
Since that is unlikely, I take comfort knowing that the service will be available in most major metropolitan areas in the U.S. by the end of 2008. **fingers crossed**
And... I'm also wondering if this is driven by a little technology I'm familiar with called BlueArrow. I'm checking into it... and will let you know as soon as I hear back from my sources.