Monday, June 25, 2007

Songs for goats (and lonely goat-herds)

I'm thinking of doing the iTunes affilates program to earn revenue on the songs I recommend on this blog. What do you all think? Have any of you done this? My first instinct is to funnel all the money into a non-profit organization, but part of me thinks, "If I earned money from recommending the songs, then I could use the money to buy... more songs!"

Still, I've decided that any money this site make from iTunes affiliates goes toward the purchase of a goat. Since I can't keep a goat in my own backyard for various reasons,* I'm going to donate the goat to someone else via Heifer. According to Heifer's catalog, each goat costs 120.00 USD. Of course, I can buy shares of a goat, but who really wants pieces of goat when a whole one works so much better?



*If I get a goat, then I'll have to hire a goat-herd so I can go away on weekends. Then, the goat-herd will get lonely, and I'll have to find a companion for the goat-herd. Then, the goat-herd and his or her companion will complain that there aren't blackberry bushes in our yard, and we'll have to grow some so that the goat can give sweet milk. And I just know that once the goatherd and the companion get milk from the goat, everyone's going to want cookies to go with it...

6 comments:

diana said...

I think you should have free reign on whatever you want to do. Think of it this way, I never would have thought to investigate these songs if not for you. I think my kids will like them.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Diana: I'm glad! Thanks.

TadMack said...

If you give a goat a blackberry...

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Tadmack: Do not give a goat a blackberry! Nothing good can come of it, and before you know it, she'll be sporting a blue-tooth earpiece and driving like a maniac-- all at the same time.

Rob said...

I gave my goat a blackberry
that had no RAM...

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Rob: That sounds like The Riddle song:

I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby
With no crying

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
How can there be a chicken
That has no bone?
How can there be a story
That has no end?
How can there be a baby
With no crying?

A cherry when it's blooming,
It has no stone
A chicken when it's piping,
It has no bone
The story that I love you,
It has no end
A baby when it's sleeping,
It's no crying