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I get CDs in the mail.

The CD copy of Poe’s 2000 album Haunted I bought on Discogs a week or two ago arrived in the mail today.

It was still in its original plastic wrapper with the foil seal across the top of the jewel case, which is always fun to see. Luckily, I still remember the tricks for getting that packaging off a newly purchased CD without too much fuss and without busting the jewel case.

On the outside of the plastic wrap was a promotional sticker advertising the fact that the CD contains the song “Haunted” from the film Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.

I feel like that maybe didn’t turn out to be the selling point that the marketing people might have thought it would be.

It was only a few months ago that I learned 1) that Poe’s brother is Mark Z. Danielewski and 2) this album has a bunch of connections to his book The House Of Leaves. I have never been a huge fan of the book but I know a lot of people really like it. I feel like that might have been the better information to include on the promotional sticker, but what do I know?

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