Thursday, June 17, 2010

blogging blogging everywhere

The internet is a strange and wondrous place. I envision that the content and structure is asymptotically approaching the vision contained within Jorge Luis Borge's incredible short story "The Library of Babel" and that n is tending ever faster to infinity. Here is an ostensibly random amalgamation of blogs that I have encountered recently and found seemingly-endlessly readable:

  • Pitchfork reviews reviews: This is just what it sounds like, with some added (and remarkably astute, I might add) social/musical commentary. (In case you've never heard of Pitchfork, check it out, but don't read too much into it.)

  • Firmuhment's tumblr: A smattering of literary musings scrawled on tangible objects and scanned onto the web, plus some scanned excerpts from novels. I only just discovered this earlier tonite (via the P4k reviews reviews site, actually) and have already read halfway thru the backlog. I'm particularly fond, thus far, of these one two three entries

  • People I'm Next To: Also just what it sounds like, short descriptions of the wacky cavalcade of commonly crazy characters that one encounters in life.

  • Largehearted Boy: Not entirely new to me, but a great website nonetheless. It compiles (daily, during the week) free mp3 downloads of popular indie bands, links to articles about good music/movies/TV/books and features occasional interviews with and guest writings by great artists and writers. Follow along for just the "daily downloads" feature and you'll be hooked.

  • Hugh Shows Redux: A local music blog I've mentioned before, featuring professional photographs of local Pittburgh area concerts and bands.

  • Graduate Student Blog of the American Mathematical Society: Self-explanatory, too, with interesting discussions on math, teaching, and the academic lifestyle.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD): Daily blog with fascinating photos from the cosmos, and sometimes time-lapse video of space-time phenomena. Super cool.

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