This post is part of the Song of the Moment collection. For several years when I started blogging, I would occasionally post an obfuscated mp3 file for visitors to download without letting them know what the song was. The filename was always simply song.mp3 so when I posted a new one, the previous #sotm would be overwritten.

Time for a little poll. Every now and then I upload a mystery song to my Song of the Moment blog. Does anyone ever download it? Should I bother to keep doing that? I never get any feedback, and I’m wondering if it’s worth it. So here’s your chance to make an impact on the content here. Let me know. Should it stay?

Last week I used some SSI and MovableType trickery, by the way, to include the two most recent songs at the bottom of the sidebar over there on the right.

There are 5 comments on this post

  1. Would that be the same sidebar which appears at the bottom in Mozilla? (Looks great in IE, btw)

  2. I love the Song of the Moment. As you know, I only recently got DSL and I tend to forget to check the page. As of now I am signed up to receive notification when a new song is posted.

  3. One suggestion I have that might make it more fun is to not name the mp3. That way, if the song was unfamiliar to me I would have to come back the next day to see what it was called.

  4. I listen all the time, Mav. More talk, more rock!

  5. Good Idea, song not really my taste though…
    I like the micropoll, could someone break it down and port it to PHP for a petty-programmer like me? (it would not break my heart…)

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