This is Master Zap Newsletter #1/97. You are recieving this because you have either: a) explicily said so in my feedbackform, b) am a regular email friend of mine or c) wrote me a message or guestbook entry saying something positive about my music.
In these days of mindless spamming, I humbly apologize if you receive this in error, or simply don't want it. Just send me an email telling me this, and you will never see this mailing again!
If you are worrying about the frequency of these mails, well, this is the first one of 1997. So you won't exactly be showered with them. :-)
[Beware of my corny sense of humor, although jokes are often marked with the "smiley" :-) face emoticon]
This mail is available online in HTML form with live links and everything at http://zap.base.org/newsletter/1-97.html
Although my "real" address is still http://www.lysator.liu.se/~zap, I have gotten a "redirector" URL, which is far easier to remember:
Yep, it's zap.base.org, no more, no less. No www in front either (don't you think all those www on the web are a bit redundant?). Maybe I'll even print t-shirts with the URL on it, and sell on the web? :-)
Well, things have gotten easier. Through the magic of on-line ordering, it is now possible for you to order my tape using creditcard (and a few other payment methods) on-line ordering. This is an SSL-Secure order form, and is handled by the Kagi (http://www.kagi.com) payment processing agency.
For detailed information about the tape, and how to order (both in the "old" and "new" styles), go to:
The status is this: The songs are on my harddisk. The cover is designed. I'll get a CD burner within a couple of weeks.
The next steps are: I'll burn a few copies to test. Run around to friends and try it so it plays right everywhere. When everything is fine and dandy, It'll go off for pressing of x copies!
That means, that within a few weeks, there will be CD-R "home-burnt" green-and-gold versions of my CD available (in a very limited supply, that is :-). Within a couple of months, there will be a real, pressed shiny aluminum CD!!
The release of the CD will naturally be announced in this newsletter!
For those of you who already bought the tape - the CD contains material from the tape, but also new material. And the tape contains material that will not be on the CD, unless maybe as RealAudio files.
It requires Netscape 2.2 or newer, or Internet Explorer 3.0 or newer (although netscape works best!). The address is:
More details found at the stomper site:
|Björn "XAKK" Fogelberg||http://www.engelholm.se/~fogelberg|
To end this, how about this little interesting exercise to remember my new URL:
Wear a swimming cap, or whatever attire allows you to fully pretend that you are Jean-Luc Picard. Now recite:
Zap dot base dot org,While saying "zap", point your hand like firing a phaser. While saying "base", move your hand like a spaceship docking with a starBASE. When saying org, just shake your org a little. That should do it :-)
Zap dot base dot org,
I fly in space -
I fight the Borg,
Zap dot base dot org!!
Bye now. Surf Safely!
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