Thursday, December 10, 2009
My Annual Post About The Oxford American Magazine
Look. I think I do this every year but it's important. If you love to read really good writing and if you love to listen to music that will blow your mind and make you think about all the mind-blowing music that's been made but that you'll never hear and thank GOD for the fact that you've heard THIS particular mind-blowing music, then you need to order that magazine. Click on the picture to get to the website where you can do it.
And it goes without saying that the Oxford ain't paying me a dime and in fact, I have probably spent thousands of dollars over the years, buying subscriptions to it for me and for people I love. I even did my one and only give-away here at Blessourhearts for them. Okay. For my readers. But I ended up paying Oxford American for the pleasure and the privilege.
I have never yet (but never say never) made a penny off of anything I have endorsed here (still waiting to hear from Fabuloso) but I have gotten two nice letters from companies, one being the Vermont Country Store and you should read what I wrote about them here because it's funny, and the other from an editor at the Oxford. No free issues of the Oxford were ever promised and no one offered me a job writing for them after reading my own true Southern Prose (my dream!) and to tell you the truth, the Vermont Country Store hasn't even sent me a catalog this year.
But the point is- if I say I like something and I think you might too, it's for real. I think we here at the Church of the Batshit Crazy share a certain sensibility. Don't you?
So. Go check it out. The Oxford American Magazine. If you order now, you'll get the two CD set of amazing music. You will not be disappointed. You will be, in fact, happy.
And did I mention it would make a great Christmas present? And so would Lon's CD, for that matter. In fact, I think that EVERY ONE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST would just love to get one or both of those presents in their stockings this year. Or both of them. OR, both of them and a pre-order of Lis's new CD. Just check the sidebar for details on that.
And I say this from the bottom of my poor, not-being-paid-for-this-heart.
Because I love you.