feb 1

Blogging is Dead

Blogging is dead, say bloggers, some of whom REPORTEDLY recently gave up their personal blogs for a Tumblr. Which is not like a blog at all.


Rex, have you been updating Fimoculous.com lately just to fuck with us? :)

posted by Nav at 11:10 PM on February 1, 2011

Is this the wrong time to mention that someone is ghost-writing this blog? (It's true.) ((But this comment is really me.)) ((OR IS IT?)))

posted by Rex at 11:34 PM on February 1, 2011

I love this.

posted by sjb at 12:59 AM on February 2, 2011

to me, it seems more likely that the tumblr is ghost-written.

posted by am at 10:28 AM on February 2, 2011

Is this some sort of Bret Easton Ellis personality split acted out in blogtime?

posted by josh at 1:54 PM on February 2, 2011

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

posted by perhaps at 1:58 PM on February 2, 2011


What's your take on "The Grey Album?"

posted by CRZ at 4:45 PM on February 2, 2011

I don't know if it's dead or not
But it certainly ain't the howling wolf it once was
I blame micro blogging services that folks are to lazy to leave once they get there

But that could just be what a railroad station owner said a few decades ago

Folks just stopped coming

Who do you blame?

posted by ZuDfunck at 1:28 PM on February 3, 2011

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