I’d been thinking that there was a lot less inter-blog linkage and conversation going on these days compared to a few years ago. It feels like we all type up these things in our silos and maybe leave the odd comment, but that most of the interaction now takes place on things like Dissensus.
So it was good to see Matt’s old skool Blog Love post recently, especially as he gives me a mention, shameless egotist that I am. It reminded me to big some people up on here, starting with him. It’s difficult to steer a path between outright back slappery and looking a bit uptight with these things, but I will do my best.
One of the exceptions to the “silo” rule is the Westside Story:
Gutta – prolific, enthused, on the ball. Plus he does his own monthly net radio show, which is seriously impressive. I’m trying to convert my envy into love here, it’s what old man Woebot would want.
Kek – loads pulp fiction, drawings, Victor Meldrew ruminations on life in da hood. I always imagine he has some kind of Tommy Vance gravelly voice for some reason. Annoying that I can’t read Kid Shirt from work.
Loki – Ashleeee Simpson psychoanalysis, Coil, mad audio. Job done.
I always imagine this lot as a big gang, akin to the Double Deckers or something. But with cider and tractors 🙂
obligatory nods towards:
Martin. His recent posts on the new Whitehouse CD, travelling in the Phillipines and being an altar boy are essential reading. He reacts badly to praise though, so I’ll leave it there except to say that only BTI has the ability to reduce our more academic bloggers to blurting out things like “why am I all about the wee?”.
Paul. His jungle dub mix is outstanding. But he’s rubbish at blogging. Rubbish! Pull your finger out, Paul! Suits and pagans! That’s not what the kidz want, is it?
For making it look so goddamn easy. Quite possibly the best things you will read today. I hate you both. Thanks.
on the horizon:
The other Matt should definitely do his proposed “seven a day” project. Please!
I’d like to see the manlike Droid write some more stuff, as well as continuing with the crucial mixage. That’s not too much to ask is it? I only want to have my cake and eat it, not to expropriate the bakery, innit!
we await their return, like cargo cults of yore:
Molex, Stelfox, Dubversion… come on, you lightweights. 😉