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Thursday, September 28, 2006
My lack of posting is the result of 2/3 parts sick and 1/3 laziness. Usually, it's 100 percent laziness, but not this time. I actually have something to blame.

In the meantime, I did plenty of blog reading.

  • I Guess I'm Floating made me aware of the hot music blog news that My Old Kentucky Blog plagarized the Wikipedia Radiohead entry. Apparently, Idolator and Gerard vs. Bear called the author out on it and the music blog hype machine world gasped. I find it kind of funny that there are such huge music nerds out there that they know when Radiohead copy has been plagarized. I guess some people have memorized everything written about that band. Nerds.

  • We Shot JR has a well-written article about the Dallas music scene and some exciting new activity brewing under the radar (by the way, I just plagarized that line). The story is as long as most New Yorker pieces, so you might want to print it out and read it while waiting in the doctor's office.

    Stonedranger says in the article, "Simply put, getting any kind of attention for doing anything new, different or even just quality is going to be a challenge around here for quite a while." This begs me to ask the question: To what level of attention do you think is warranted?

    Let's take a band that We Shot JR likes as an example. Notes from the Underground is a good band, and sure, they warrant the attention given them so far, but if soccer moms starting driving down from Plano to see them because the Dallas Observer/Dallas Morning News/Fort Worth Star Telegram decided to write about them every week and praise their glories, how long do you think it would take for the people into the "underground" scene to stop coming to their shows? Probably a nano-second. Then some of those fans would start a new band, a new scene, and a new complaint that no one is paying any attention to them. I am in no way wise, but this is pretty elementary to see: That what isn't popular now, will be popular in a few months, just to be overtaken by something new over and over and over again.

    In the end, it's a good article. Go read it. Please.

  • And there's a new blog on the block: Wizard/Ninja/Robot. Check it out. Yo.
posted by pimplomat @ 2:02 PM  
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