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Woebot
09-11-2005, 06:18 AM
It seems like blogging is really and truly undergoing a bit of a renaissance.

There's the promise of a little action at heronbore, blissblogger has been burning it up recently and soldiers k-punk and silverdollar have been on as excellent form as usual. New blogs? I couldn't really tell you...

In favour of blogging, if you are a self-styled "pundit" then doing one must guarantee you more media visibilty. The cynics out there are going to complain about the superficiality (and ickiness) of this, but its true. Blogging really does have an important role to play in the media ecology (and didn't Rupert Murdoch say as much?) I reckon its indisputable that it can add to your status within that cosmology......if thats what floats your boat.

On the other hand, like i'm sure many people, i'm baffled as to why k-punk doesnt have some kind of regular media gig, a column somewhere. When you look at those glib snapshots of columnists that fill the newspapers and their truly tawdry observations, well you gotta wonder.

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On the subject of blogs what did people make of Momus's Superstar Blogger thing?

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,69429,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_4

Momus points to his livejournal stats. Maybe its probably more illuminating to compare the Technorati figures:

BoingBoing:
http://technorati.com/search/www.boingboing.net
16,627 Inbound links

and

Click Opera
http://technorati.com/search/www.livejournal.com%2Fusers%2Fimomus%2F
157 Inbound links

Unkind to point out, and it doesnt detract from the excellent content at Click Opera, but yunnuh there it is.....

simon silverdollar
10-11-2005, 07:15 PM
ironically, my blog just died in my arms tonight...

nomos
10-11-2005, 07:49 PM
:( sorry to hear that simon. SDC was a crucial node in my grime world and your writing was great. keep us posted on your next moves.

simon silverdollar
10-11-2005, 08:23 PM
thanks. the pirate tapes mp3 site will be done soon [honestly!]

nomos
10-11-2005, 09:04 PM
what an odd month...

hello again... (http://www.woebot.com/)

and two (http://www.bassnation.uk.net) goodbyes (http://silverdollarcircle.blogspot.com)

blissblogger
10-11-2005, 09:48 PM
ironically, my blog just died in my arms tonight...

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

say it ain't so

it seemed like you'd got a new burst of energy with recent posts

ah well, the piratetransmissions mp3 blogg sounds like a very worthwhile activity

satanmcnugget
11-11-2005, 12:32 AM
the end of SilverDollar is devastating to me

dunno why exactly...i guess just because it had become an institution of sorts in my life...great, energetic writing that made me feel like i was getting the scoop on a scene i have no chance of checking out for myself

thanks so much for doing it, Simon...SilverDollar will be missed muchly :(

Ness Rowlah
11-11-2005, 12:49 AM
didn't Rupert Murdoch say as much?

and put his money where his mouth is. He owns myspace.com now
where the youth and loads of bands (ugh even Coldplay I think?) seem
to hang out these days.

Good to see that the Bot has been awoken.

Melchior
11-11-2005, 04:02 AM
Sorry to see SDC go, but delighted to see woebot return!

k-punk
11-11-2005, 08:16 AM
Obv delighted to see Woebot return....

but the perception that there has been a downturn in blogs generally is a VERY local phenomenon..... globally they have carried on going from strength to strength...

PeteUM
11-11-2005, 10:10 AM
Just added Silverdollar to favourites too...

Grievous Angel
11-11-2005, 12:07 PM
Ah! Just as I was cooking up a plan to do something with mine while Eden is doing missionary work in Africa...

owen
11-11-2005, 01:53 PM
aw! i'd moved sdc up in my links cos of the recent activity...ah well

(anyway hold tight brutalist architecture cru, i may even write more than one post this month)

labrat
16-11-2005, 01:00 PM
http://apawboy.blogspot.com/2005_11_13_apawboy_archive.html#113188661041484685

simon silverdollar
16-11-2005, 01:07 PM
christ i chose the wrong time to drop out...

satanmcnugget
16-11-2005, 09:38 PM
...not that your new project doesnt sound massive, Simon :)


as much as ill miss SDC, im looking forward to your next gig, too

francesco
18-11-2005, 02:31 PM
My new first blog born today:

http://viadelborgosantospirito.blogspot.com/

yes, is in italian!

ciao

Nick Gutterbreakz
19-11-2005, 12:10 AM
christ i chose the wrong time to drop out...

Yes, that's exactly what I thought, Simon.

luka
20-11-2005, 11:17 AM
i've been reading interrrupted transmission. (http://smokedglass.blogspot.com) i wrote it. its well good. i'm really proud of myself. i forgot it was good. much better than heronbone. its the best thing ever i would say. very deep and profound. mmm

i wonder if penman will stick around.

i like craners blogs.

jd_
20-11-2005, 09:29 PM
[QUOTE=luka]i've been reading interrrupted transmission. (http://smokedglass.blogspot.com)

Nice one man.

mind_philip
22-11-2005, 11:56 PM
I wouldn't necessarily say throbbing (http://verlaine79.blogspot.com)

owen
23-11-2005, 12:19 PM
big up my southampton mans :)

Woebot
24-11-2005, 08:58 AM
My new first blog born today:

http://viadelborgosantospirito.blogspot.com/

yes, is in italian!

ciao

linked

sufi
29-11-2005, 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by francesco
My new first blog born today:

http://viadelborgosantospirito.blogspot.com/

yes, is in italian!

ciao
wish my italian was better :(
where is that via francesco? & why?

sufi
29-11-2005, 04:37 PM
...as a result of a lot of arabic pop music tv over the past fortnight i done a couple of fat mp3 posts
http://railtonroad.com/6109

probably a bit more to come as i met up with some bona fide right dodgy sha'abi megastars (http://www.cairolive.com/newcairolive/dardasha/shaaban.html) & will blog up some klassics sooon...in sha allah
(matt pleez update your links bar pleez, ta!!)

Freakaholic
17-01-2006, 08:09 PM
I receive a weekly email from the folks at Flavorpill which highlights certain cultural offerings, mostly band/dj events, indie movies, lectures, and galleries.

This time there was the following blurb on some Blogs:

MUSIC BLOGGING AND COLLECTOR MADNESS: Woebot, Gutterbreakz, and Blissblog

The best music blogs are like archaeological excavations, unearthing the half-forgotten records of the past, along with the best of current genres. Woebot, run by the mysterious Matt Woebot, is a crate-digger's paradise. A recent five-part post on his top 100 albums is filled with juicy full-color scans of vinyl album covers that practically pop off the screen, making you wish you'd never jumped on that MP3 train. Gutterbreakz, operated by a guy who calls himself Nick Gutterbreakz, reads like a music magazine dedicated to grime, dubstep, and other fringe genres, complete with voluminous interviews and label profiles. Blissblog, run out of New York by longtime music critic Simon Reynolds, is a regularly updated tumult of brainy pontifications and exultations; a recent post considered the agonies of cleaning out his record collection. (GD)

this is the url they send in case the email doesnt work:

http://chi.flavorpill.net/current.jsp

tate
17-01-2006, 08:24 PM
This time there was the following blurb on some Blogs:

MUSIC BLOGGING AND COLLECTOR MADNESS: Woebot, Gutterbreakz, and Blissblog

i got that too, a while back, and was very pleased to see it. the author of the blurb though was geeta dayal, a blogger herself (the original soundtrack), and mr. reynolds' research assistant, so it makes sense

francesco
09-02-2006, 11:53 AM
wish my italian was better :(
where is that via francesco? & why?

thanks Matt for the link and sufi for the interest. Wish i have time to write more, still i haven't written too much, and the blog not have a very precise form. I am thinking also to make some post on music in english, but really i'm proud of my italian and ashamed of my english... via del borgo santo spirito is in Rome.. in the 50'/'60 there was a theatre in there, a popular theatre for poor people in time when television was not omnipresent, a theatre with very incompetent and risible "actors", often very old and ill from age and very poor on money, that tried to make popular version in roman dialect of classic by Shakespeare or the bible. You should imagine a 60 years old and fat Juliet and a 70 years old and half blind romeo to have a glint of the fun... or the fact that often nobody of the actors remembered their parts and make up the dialogues and messed the plot on spot, or simply stay silent with the people laughing at them... or that actors were drunks on wine.and fighting each others in public.. or very late and entered in the play at the wrongs times... always making a mess of the plot! and once when they represented a "passion of Christ" the actor (again, a very old man....) was "nailed" to the cross for hours because the actors playing Mary, that was also the woman owner of the theatre, was blocked to enter on stage by tax controllers, until she escaped not before entering the stage running and screaming at "jesus": "you can die now!"... not that i have seen them, i wasn't born when they were active and i wasn't even from rome but sicily, but i want to write a book on them one day, because probably they were the best theatre italy ever had.

francesco
12-02-2006, 06:54 AM
The Blissblogger (http://blissout.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_blissout_archive.html) is always right, check those fantastic blogs on often intoxicating non hipster black music:

BAF002 (http://beatresearch2.blogspot.com/)
Bourgiť Fever ( http://beatresearch2.blogspot.com/2006/01/bourgi-fever.html)

zhao
05-04-2006, 08:33 AM
for sheer personality and humor (non-music related):

http://www.lowculture.com/archives/desperate/

used to work with that kid...

sufi
18-05-2006, 09:48 AM
ignominiously, a week or two back,
due to my finally abandoning the poor dusty old homemade server at railtonroad.com
probably noone noticed as it was only entertaining er very select few visitors ...

probly i'll sort another sooner or later... watch this space..

peace & love
as always
soof

scottdisco
18-05-2006, 10:15 AM
i'm really sorry to hear that Soof :(

i hadn't visited for approx a fortnight (my bad) so didn't know.

you ran a truly awesome space, kudos.

i got an email the other day from Owen who runs them measures taken and t'other one.

top man, top blogs, that chap.

nochexxx
05-08-2006, 07:27 PM
for what it's worth i've started my own blog. if you get the time check it out and tell me if the mp3 links work. please don't tell me if any of my spellings are wrong. :eek:

http://ascoltare.blogspot.com/

shykitten
19-08-2006, 12:12 AM
http://mchammer.blogspot.com/

hammertime!

Buick6
19-08-2006, 01:19 AM
mine throbs with with an erect juicy penis looking to oppress Irish and Islamic marxist anti-Zionist league members!

zhao
19-08-2006, 06:55 AM
looking to oppress Irish and Islamic marxist anti-Zionist league members!

you side with the juice but your eye-con is eye-talian...

zhao
19-08-2006, 07:04 AM
finally abandoning the poor dusty old homemade server at railtonroad.com



ah but the content was "bloody marvelous"!

why don't you use blogspot and rapidshare/sendspace like everyone else?

it won't look as unique but more efficient/less headache...

Buick6
19-08-2006, 08:17 AM
you side with the juice but your eye-con is eye-talian...

Yeah he's an Eye-tie videogame character created by Japanese, so he must be an anti-Marxist!

mms
30-08-2006, 08:46 PM
this one is good
http://kempa.com/

lots of stuff about vinyl which i like
http://www.kempa.com/blog/archive/

probably boring to anyone else though, esp female p3pol

Tokyo Jesus
31-08-2006, 02:21 AM
yay for momus! I love that guy!

zhao
31-08-2006, 09:21 AM
esp female p3pol

um... you wanna becareful there... our otherwise cheerful friend I.T. does not take kindly to such talk - trust me, I know from personal experience.

noel emits
08-01-2008, 10:31 PM
Where is Ian Penman?

lowest form
09-01-2008, 11:52 AM
i set up a blog (http://lowestform.blogspot.com/) the other day. I have my own website (http://www.cutoutonline.co.uk) but I never update it and because I tend to skit around a large number of creative areas (art/music/writing) it seems to make more sense to have a page just about me, instead of to do with specific projects. I did have some battling to do internally about whether there was any point posting a load of crap up that no-one will look at; but if you don't give it a go, you'll never know.

I find Blogs quite a hard form of information to cope with though. I like the format, it's just the neverending possibilities of what you could be spending your time looking at that fry my brain a bit.