Monthly Archives: November 2001

Privacy Policy

It’s always important to know what personal details are stored for use on any site and this site is no different. The following policies apply to pages under the domain.

Listen to Musak – Respecting Your Privacy

The Listen to Musak web site does not collect nor store your personal data in any way. In common with most sites, the web server may collect information from your browser, including your IP addresses and the page you request which will be logged and use to identify the most popular pages. It is anonymous and we do not know who you are. If you contact us with your email address it will not be sold or released to anybody else unless the law requires it.

Comments and Email Addresses

You are able to comment on the Man of the Moment section and selected entries within the main Listen To Musak area. When you comment you are offered the opportunity to set a cookie that stores your details so you may comment again without having to fill in the same details. The default setting is off. If you choose to enable the cookie then data then the information you enter (names, email address and web site URL) will be stored in a cookie on your computer. We do not store it. If you wish to stop our server recognising you when you comment simply delete your cookie.

For security and to prevent spamming, we collect your IP address from which you made the comment and this is recorded alongside the comment.

Please remember that any details you leave in a comment will be displayed. Do not enter anything you do not want to be published on the site. Please think before posting any personal details. I will remove all posts containing obvious real-world/mailing addresses and I reserve the right to remove any posts.


A ‘cookie’ is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows Listen to Musak to recognize you each time you want to comment. We do not use cookies for anything else. For more information on cookies please see and remember that you may delete the cookie at any time. It will not effect your interaction with any other site.

Credit Card Details

We do not need this information ever, so you do not need to enter it anywhere on this site.

External Sites

Listen to Musak is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

There is no reason to send us any personal details other than as specified above. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through Listen to Musak have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Content Rating

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Corrections and Contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if something on the site requires correction or removal.

Other References

Listen to Musak has a set of Frequently Asked Questions and there is a separate set for Man of the Moment.

On this day…

2005: 1700 Tracks And Counting
2004: links for 2004-11-12
2003: The Trench
2003: More Time Shifts

About Musak

Listen to Musak is a personal web site full of things that I find interesting. I hope others do too but it is designed to reflect my life. I have previously written more about why I write it.

I adopted the name Musak when I first went online back in 1993 on the Monochrome bulletin board. I have used it elsewhere online ever since. There was no other real reason for it except that it wasn’t taken, although I have grown to love it ever since. Subsequently, I purchased the domain and moved many web pages that I had elsewhere here.

I live in South West London, England – Earlsfield to be exact – and have lived here since I came to London in 1993. Occasionally the size of this city gets me down (along with the commuting nightmare) but really I love it. You’ll find lots of references to London’s transport system scattered throughout the site – it’s one of my daily pains. Every new politician promises to ease transportation problems in London and none of them do; it’s one of the many reasons I have started to lose respect for politicians.

Man of the Moment is a sub-section of Listen to Musak. There is a separate FAQ for the Man project.

The site has a privacy and ratings statement. Please refer to it if you have any concerns.

I first developed a web site back at the tail end of 1993, not long after HTML was released and the IT Manager at the company I used to work for decided the internet might change the way we do business. In the end, it perhaps had a greater effect on my working life than on the business. Very little of that content survives although some of these pages have their roots back then.

Much of this site contains much newer content. The history of the site is here and you can also read about my online working life, here.

Together, I guess you could call these a blog. According to Blogger, a blog “is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically?like a what’s new page or a journal”. To be honest, I tried the daily-blog routine on another site (twice) but each time gave up after three months or so. Most of that content was deleted and is consigned to a recycle bin somewhere. Other people’s blogs are much more interesting and I have found some fascinating writing on the web. The blogs I read the most are listed here.

Man of the Moment:

The Man of the Moment project is something of a reason to update the site with a list of attractive men.

I categorise content which is useful if you want to see the kind of things I write about.

On this day…

2004: More Say About Trains Than Bush
2003: Brookside Closed