How do I get a copy of the MP3 that was included on the W850?
August 15, 2014 8:24 AM   Subscribe

I once briefly owned a Sony Ericsson W850 mobile phone. There was this really cool music MP3 pre-loaded on the phone that I found to by hypnotic.

Whenever I listened to the MP3, I found it helped me to generate new ideas. I can't remember the name of the MP3 but some of the lyrics included "This is your soundtrack." and "Don't f*ck it up."

Does anyone know where I can download or purchase a malware-free copy of this MP3?

Thank you for any advice.
posted by Musashi Daryl to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Are you sure it came with the phone? Color me skeptical, but I can't imagine that any corporation would want to face the music they'd be hearing if it came out they included songs with cursing in them on their phones.

Was it a used phone? Maybe a previous owner put it on there.
posted by Aleyn at 4:07 PM on August 15, 2014

Response by poster: Hello, Aleyn. Thank you for your prompt reply.

I bought the phone brand-new back in 2007. IIRC, this was during a resurgence in the popularity of NLP in '06 / '07. Maybe this is going to seem like an over-analysis, but one of the co-developers of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler, is notoriously potty-mouthed.

He makes that work but it's dangerous to emulate him. Anyway, if you remember, Heath Ledger gave an interview in '06 that was incredibly potty-mouthed. My memories of the '06 / '07 period is that swearing was quite popular in the media.

It's possible that the swearing in this particular piece of music was designed to shock people slightly into swearing less themselves. So, I think there are reasons a major brand like Sony Ericcsson might have tolerated it.

Anyway, if I can't get access to the file separately, I'd be interested in buying a second-hand W850, just to get that MP3. Can you suggest any strategies for buying an W850?

Thanks for any advice.
posted by Musashi Daryl at 8:52 PM on August 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

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