I suppose a bunch of you saw a post shared yesterday that stated “Change The Topic saved my marriage”.
That was a screw up, and I am deeply sorry. So deeply.
I didn’t want the post to go public, but it seems like it did. People started commenting with offers of cheap Viagra, penis extensions, and romantic vacations. It amazes me how helpful strangers will be when they think that someone is having marital troubles. Bravo to canadian pharmacy, Caribbean Cheap Vacays, and super vac ENLARGER for at least trying to help before I just deleted everything on them.
What happened was that I saw this widget that would go in the footer of the new email posts (which will be starting with this one). It was going to rotate between a bunch of fake testimonials that I thought would be very funny, but in the end it turned out to be difficult and shitty, so I abandoned the quest.
I haven’t abandoned the testimonial idea, just that particular one. If any of you want to send in your bogus testimonial about how this blog has greatly improved your life, you can go to the contact page, leave a comment here, or email birdman (at) changethetopic.com.((Apparently using the word “at” instead of @ means bots can’t find your email and abuse you. Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know.))
I will be on the lookout for another way to put them on the blog, and into the subscription emails as well. Whether you care or not, I don’t know. What I do know is that I love this song.
The original by Mickey Newbury is excellent and more somber, but this is the first version I had heard, and it’s from one of my favourite albums of all time, so I put it here for your listening pleasure. It’s also a lot clearer than the original, which was recorded in the late 60s or early 70s and probably copied to Youtube directly from vinyl. I suggest that you listen to both, because there is a beauty to the rawness of music coming off of an actual old album that can’t be felt in a crisp digital remastering.
Not that I’m trying to tell you what to do.((TAKE A LOOK AT GREEN PARTY POLICIES.))
Anyhow, as I mentioned earlier, this is the first post using Postmatic, so if at least one of you could reply to this email (if you are a subscriber), I would greatly appreciate it.
Just any sort of comment is fine. You could tell me how much you like my gut, now that I’ve packed on a few more pounds, or you could give your testimonial about how we have changed your quality of life. These are just examples.