Television Without Pity - I wouldn't be here without it.
Some of my favorites have bitten the dust or gone into hibernation, but the two blogs that have given me the most consistent pleasure and stimulation over the last five years are still going strong: Woebot and K-Punk. I'm also rather keen on new-ish blog The Impostume by Carl Neville. My interests don't overlap very often with Momus' but when they do I find his Click Opera live journal thought-provoking and witty. Going beyond just music there's Sit Down Man You're a Bloody Tragedy, Acheron LV-426, and Jahsonic. BUT there are loads more--I'll stop there though 'cos otherwise I'll be here all night.
My first stop in the blog circuit is the Poptimists LiveJournal community and the writing of its various members in whatever form that takes (everything from published books to blog posts about a shitty weekend). A very diverse group of people, all very friendly and welcoming, lots of fun. And the analysis in the past two or three months has been first rate--I think a lot of my own energy has gone toward Poptimists lately and away from my blog. Regular reads include Mike Barthel's Clap Clap, Frank Kogan's LiveJournal page, Jessica Popper's Dirrrty Pop, Susan Broyles's Fairytale in the Supermarket, and Marc Hogan's Offnotes. All of them are very eager to use their posts as a jumping off point for a great conversation. Non-musically, the best find in the past year or so has been Radosh.net, a politics and pop culture blog by journalist Daniel Radosh.
I have about 800 blogs in my RSS reader, so it's hard to narrow down to just a few. If you dare:
(But I should probably say that lately I've been mostly reading blogs about the housing bubble in my off-hours.
The Housing Bubble in particular. Yes, I relax with news of imminent economic collapse. Fun times!)
See my links page. Although that page needs a serious update, there's lots there.
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