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Email just sent to the online contact address responsible for advertising on www.allmusic.com

November 19th 2007 in Uncategorized

Here it is… now we just wait and see if they respond, and how they respond… watch this space…

Note that the ‘sent’ date and time is obscured to disguise my current time zone – you’ll understand why I do that if you read the article referenced, “Winfixer hide ‘n’ seek: explaining why some people see the ads, and some don’t”

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