Honestly I don't know what's going on with this newsletter, or newsletters in general. I might have made a mistake flouncing away from Substack but all I know is that it felt weird to stay there because I think that company isn't run ethically or transparently and knowing that was making me less enthusiastic about baring my little soul-bits on here. All I really want to do here is blog, the way I have always done. I included a paid option after months of wrestling with the idea of doing so. There are clearly far better uses of your $5/month! But I also have done some version of this for free for so long, and I do think in general it's good to support the things we want to see in the world materially if that's possible.
So just to be clear: this (Buttondown) is the newsletter service I'm using now. It seems to be a truly value-neutral platform with no bells and whistles. Who knows what will happen in the future. I will keep the paid option but think of it more like a tip jar. I do really value your subscription money and will continue donating 50% of it. Also, in general, thanks for reading this far. [Here is the subscribe button. ]
As a thank you, I'd like to send you a copy of Perfect Tunes, newly improved with a very cute paperback cover. If you've already read it, maybe you know a friend who'd like it? It also makes an only slightly quirky mother's day gift.
To get your copy, be one of the first 10 people to respond to this email with: your name your address (I will never share it or use it for nefarious purposes) a song that is "perfect" to you.
Thank you for being a friend!