Alert! I have decided to cancel the arnzen profile pages at myspace.com. Go kiss it goodbye before August 1st, when it will meet its demise.
I always hated the ‘look’ of myspace.com, but I enjoyed the company of many friends, newfound and old, once I signed up. But the primary reason I joined myspace years ago (in Spring 2007) was to promote my CD, Audiovile. It gave me a convenient way to upload and share mp3 tracks from the disc.
Nowadays I know how to stream music on THIS site myself, and the CD is also sampled everywhere, like on itunes or last.fm. [If you have yet to listen to it, please give it a try. I have some back copies and will happily sell you a signed one for $8 if you email me nicely.] If I ever release another CD, there are plenty of other venues than myspace to spread the word. And I have been spending less and less time there — like most people, who have gone on to facebook — and it feels futile to maintain it any longer.
I may be abandoning myspace, but I continue to post regularly to twitter as my primary social networking venue. Many tell me I should join facebook. Well, I’m not quite ready to do that right now, but I do sometimes pop by the “What Would Mike Arnzen Do For A Klondike Bar?” fan group to see what weirdness people are posting there, and I invite you to join it if you’re on facebook.
The Exquisite Corpse film profile on myspace will remain moribund but present on myspace.
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