adopt me

This SoundBlog page was adopted by Found Tapes on august 05, 2008 ... [ ? ]

" come on, be an angel ...! "

Thanks for visiting! There would not be a SoundBlog without, you, its readers and viewers, coming back here regularly, bookmarking its pages and news feed, and sharing and linking as much as possible the items that interest you.

For those able and willing to support the SoundBlog also financially, there are several ways to do so.

* You may donate any amount through PayPal. Just click the Donate-button, and next either use your PayPal account, or a creditcard;

* If you donate an amount of € 25,-- or more, you may choose a SoundBlog page to adopt. This means that the SoundBlog page of your choice will carry a mention at the top like the present one, including a link (optional) to a banner and/or link of your choice at the bottom of the page. (An adoption remains valid for the period of one year. Of course this 'public adoption' of a specific page is optional.)

* If you are in Holland or in France you may prefer to make a (postal) bank transfer, or (France) send me a chèque. If that is the case, please do contact me by email

Any donation is greatly appreciated. It will keep this Sound Blog going !

"light budget, heavy thinking !"

I began to write short web notes and observations on music, sound and related subjects in 2002, at around the same time that I began collecting tape-debris for what since has become the voluminous online Found Tapes Exhibition ( * ). Over the seven years of its existence, the SoundBlog entries have grown longer, deeper... Time spent writing and (depending on the subject) researching them grew correspondingly. I greatly enjoy investing that time, for I know - and am happy to see - that the blog over the years managed to attract a select, continuously still growing group of regular viewers worldwide.

The SoundBlog now, in august 2009, site-wide consists in some 300 distinct web pages, and comprises some 330 distinct dated entries, with a total of over 400.000 words. In traditional print, that might easily make for close to a 1000 pages ...

All this time the SoundBlog has been without any external financial support whatsoever. Since a couple of years the pages include - barely visible - Google ads, that's true. The little revenue these generate though are barely enough to cover the hosting costs of the site ... ( ** )

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(*) Both are among the few blogs still 'out there', that are still fully hand-coded and do not rely upon some sort of 'blogging software'. Nor is either of them 'data base driven'. That's just a fact .. I do not mean to imply that this is something that I am proud of, or something that is necessarily 'good' or 'better'. ... [ ^ ]
(**) Nevertheless, don't hesitate to click such Google ads; whenever their subject matter interests you, or (it happens) appears to be outrageously un-related to the content of the posts ... All little bits help ... [ ^ ]

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