Posts from 8th October 2007

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Oct 07

I Bolted Through A Closing Door

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The fact that this intriguing (and personally flattering!) rockcritics.com “symposium on music blogging”┬áhas slipped out with so little discussion is itself some kind of proof of its central, slightly mournful hypothesis – that there isn’t really a discussion-based music blogosphere any more. Almost all the (fine) writers involved lament the lack of interaction and wider conversation among music blogs (compared to 2, or 4, or 6 years ago) – all of them then are only really able to namecheck their friends when asked to recommend good ones.

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Established 1967

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Radio 1 have an album of cover versions out for their 40th anniversary. The gimmick is that a top pop act of today covers a song from each of the forty years the station has been going.

Stylus Magazine’s “Singles Jukebox” blog is reviewing each of the forty tracks on the record. Because I am a mentalist I ended up reviewing all forty of them – how many of my blurbs editor William B Swygart will use I have no idea, especially as towards the end I think my reviews stopped making a lick of sense. When the whole thing is done (after this week) I will probably put my review up here as a C90-Go style essay (I reviewed each track while it played, one listen only). In the meantime enjoy my burblings and others’ perhaps more considered impressions.