12. October 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements, imported

I keep getting these email messages (although the sender’s name changes every time):

You’ve got a new song from Russell on MySpace!

Click here to hear your MySpace music:
(URL deleted)

Click here to get 5-free songs downloaded to Your Space:
(URL deleted)

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At MySpace we care about your privacy. We have sent you this
notification to facilitate your use as a member of the MySpace service. If
you don’t want to receive emails like this to your external email account
in the future, change your Account Settings to “Do not send me
notification emails”

Click here to change your Account Settings:
(URL deleted)

Don’t believe ‘em!

It might be a legitimate site, but it’s not, as far as I can tell, about myspace, nor are they free songs. If someone knows different, please do tell!
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“Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age” includes a notable role for the rarely-used bass oboe. Patrick McFarland moaned on the instrument and made it sound like a big, sad duck, alone on a placid lake. Soon a giant clock starts ticking in the sky, counting down the seconds till, in a section marked “animato,” any sense of lucidity and reason are beyond reach, and the music slips into pleasantly dissonant dementia.

From here.

(I do wonder if I’ll ever slip into a pleasantly dissonant dementia.)

“Clay Aiken once played an oboe.”

Yes. I just read that here.

(For those of you who don’t know, Aiken was on American Idol at some point.)

Hmmm. So what does this mean?

You tell me.