I wrote a year-end essay for the City Paper about music blogs. No hate was intended. The reax:
Over at the Elbows Music Blogger Community, some people got it, some people didn't, and some saw an opportunity for broader discourse.
A couple of people added it to del.icio.us. The comment by AreEmmKay is probably the best description of I was trying to achieve: an "ode and lament."
And the mighty Beaujon gives collective props. (But he edited the thing, so what else would he say?)
Other recent stuff from the pen of yours truly: I wrote blurbs about Clipse and Brightblack Morning Light for the CP's Top 20 poll. Click on the lil' "read more ..." links to find the blurbs. And here's my ballot.