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Artificial Nut Zippers?

Very interesting. It appears Ken Mosher, a former member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, visited my site and posted a link to his new project in a comment to a very old post of mine. Or perhaps an Agent Of Mosher visited. I can’t decide what I think about the comment.

The awful advice from a “search optimization” guru which I mentioned some time back advised that your appalling advertisement should be “in dialogue” with the blog it’s smeared across or some such. And this actually is — the comment is responding to something I wrote in my post, about how people keep telling me they’ve got some new band that sounds like SNZ, about which I’m invariably disappointed.

But it’s a very short comment, clearly just a blatant plug, and it could have been posted by someone masquerading as Mosher. As you can see, I’ve accepted the comment for publication… I’m flattered, I guess, that “he” made it here, and I think I’d like to support his music… but it’s likely whoever posted found my site through a search for sites referencing SNZ. What would you do? Ask him if he actually typed and submitted the post with his own two hands? Stop worrying and learn to love the word of mouth?

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  1. Ken Mosher wrote:

    Write me through the website and I’ll be glad to send a promo of the new record and some new stuff. We have sent to KCRW and selected other college/public stations, but it is still hard to break away from the Zippers name… I do (and always have) had dialog with fans. I set up the original Zippers website in 97 an ran it until my departure in 99. I was always told that it mean a lot to get a message from the band and I believe it. It’s just hard to find the time to troll around the web!

    Pray for our country! Ken M

    Monday, July 3, 2006 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

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