Four Minute Warning...

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1. I'm back on a 56k dial-up connection.
2. I spend hours flicking through music channels looking for something that moves me, sparks me enough to post, but nothing.
3. I have a novel due.
4. Something's going to have to change.

I can either relax my strict criteria and move towards a more popbytes style of things - links, snark, pop culture in general; or, hold off that and post more sporadically, but with meaning and substance.

You've got Gawker, and the fug girls, and stereogum. You've also got Eppy and Tim and Matt, and Jess and Julianne when you need them.

So what do you want from me?

6 Responses to “Four Minute Warning...”

  1. Blogger michael 

    I vote for quality over quantity. In my brief experience with the various music blogs, that's what I expect from you, that's what I want from you.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous 

    Why don't you talk about old pop song ?
    Or choose a theme or a date.
    I hope you'll find something, i like your popblog.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous 

    I think you write really well - I like your comments, you come across as a real person - that's why you should keep going. Please do.

  4. Anonymous mitya 

    michael's credo is a good one, although i have to admit, i've never quite understood what profile -- if any -- you want to have. if you just want to write about new-ish songs, then write when you have something to say, even if that's only once a week.

    but i'd be happy to read something every day, sometimes new sometimes old, sometimes long sometimes short.

  5. Blogger fossa 

    I expect from you to determine my CD collecition, well, to a point. You've never let me down so far, and I doubt you will in the future. Throw in some witty remarks, and I'm quite satisfied. From you, I go for quantity rather than quality, because the latter is guaranteed, anyways.

    As pop is an ephemeral business, there's no need to restrain yourself.

    Also, I'm glad you look at the American market, but what about La France, Bella Italia, and even dorky Deutschland?

  6. Anonymous Anonymous 

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