Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Personal Appeal from SCP Founder Ulysses

Sorry to make you go through this again... I just cannot resist putting up Jimmy Wales' piercing eyes that might have been following you around the interenet during the last few months on my site. Look into them, you may get very sleepy, and want to donate all your money to him.

OK, joking apart, here's a personal appeal from me:

This blog, Spotify Classical Playlists, is about to celebrate its first birthday at the end of this month. I have been sharing my Spotify playlists with you for almost a year now. Spotify is such an amazing service in so many aspects, and one of its virtues especially make this site possible: it makes sharing so easy, and fun. I compiled my playlists for my personal pleasure, but with a little effort, I can also share them to music lovers all around the spotified countries, and hear feedback from you, even get recommendations that has helped to broaden my taste, to which I am truly grateful.

If you find my site useful and want to give something back, you can buy a book for me from my Amazon Wishlist (US, UK), or send an Amazon Kindle gift card to my email (spotifyclassical at gmail.com). I live in China and lead a slightly above average life, which means all those books are extremely expensive to me. I am fortunate to live very near to the National library, but some books are not for circulation, like Hermann Abert's Mozart, and some books really belong to the "basic issue item" list that I want to keep them at hand, like The New Bach Reader. Thank you.

Lastly, I still have 17 Spotify invites left. If you want one, drop me a line at the email address above, or on Twitter, I will send/DM you the code. Enjoy, and beware, a storm of playlists is about to begin for the Christmas season.

Update: Another note from 2011.

5 comments:

  1. Just received the Morton Feldman book on the wishlist. Thank you:)

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  2. Are items in your wishlist disappearing automatically as somebody gets them for you?

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  3. Yes that's how wishlist works, to prevent users from buying duplicated gifts. You can choose to show "purchased" items.

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  4. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid just arrived, thank you for the book and the gift wrap:)

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  5. A belated Thank you to R.A. in London, for the book Franz Schubert and the Mysterium Magnum and your kind note. Amazon lost the first package, and sent me a replacement after I contacted them.

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