Thursday, January 12, 2006

I'm King of the World!

I just got an email that was too good not to share. I finally got around to buying the 2nd Amilia K. Spicer cd yesterday, and if you order from her website it sends you to a place called cdbaby.com, which is apparently a distributor for independent artists. So that was cool, I ordered her cd and one other, and then today the "we shipped your order" email came in, and this one made me smile-

Thanks for your order with CD Baby!

Qty Description Price Total
=== =========== ===== =====
1 BAR SCOTT: grapes and seeds $13.00
1 AMILIA K SPICER: seamless $15.00

Sub Total $28.00
Shipping $4.00
Grand Total $32.00

Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with
sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Thursday, January 12th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did.

Your picture is on our wall as "Customer of the Year". We're all
exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music
phone: 1-800-448-6369 email: cdbaby@cdbaby.com

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I'll go back there, you bet!

If you haven't heard Amilia K. Spicer, you are missing something. I saw her a few years ago at Passim in Cambridge and have been a fan ever since. Just never actually bought my own copy of the 2nd cd, which I have pictured here. Both her cd's are aaaawsome.


jgodsey said...

how come i hear the words CDBABY in my head with Pam Grier's voice?

Mike said...

Now that's what I call customer service.

h0les said...

Sweetness itself. The cynical part of me is thinking that it's a standard letter that gets sent to all of their customers though, so not exactly sincere, still sweet though and better than your usual thanks for shopping message :)

Colonel Colonel said...

You know, I assumed it was a form letter too, until their damned jet landed in the back yard and took the top off our spruce tree.