I was all set to do a rant about how I was so stupid as to sign up for a one-year contract with eMusic, so I couldn’t cancel immediately now that they’re in their new business model. But I found the coolest Halloween song ever there today, and since I’m still paying for the service I downloaded it there rather than paying $0.99 at the iTunes Store.
Anyway, the track: Philly Joe Jones’ Sextet: “Blues for Dracula”… with Lenny Bruce voicing the legendary count as some sort of beat vampire in the first half of the track. Dig.
Update: Looks like the track isn’t in the US iTunes store any more, but it’s still at eMusic.
I was thrilled when UserLand rolled out the Spam-Free Mailto feature for Manila, which removed email addresses from my weblog’s UI and replaced them with a simple contact form. Should prevent spammers from finding me via my blog, right?
Well, except for really really dedicated spammers. I got the following mail this morning. Note the spam-free mailto features at the top.
UserLand, can we include IP address in the autogenerated mail?
Dr.Edward Thompson.  sent this email to you through Jarrett House North  regarding this page .
EURO-AFRO SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY NL.
1053 DS AMSTERDAM,
FROM: THE DESK OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
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