Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rise of the Blogging Men, Vol. 1

Buried under shitloads and shitloads of music blogs, there are some without (mp3) download links. No download links at all. Incredible! For that reason, most of these sites (that represent actual blogs, rather than mp3 archives) are not quite popular among the blogreader crowd "interested in music". Truth is, most of you just want to download crap for free. But I don't care and I wanna turn THIS blog into a more webzine-kind-of-thing.

However, this post isn't about Cephalochromoscope. It's about great music-related no-mp3 blogs that I really enjoy.

Prepare for... Rise of the Blogging Men, Vol. 1!

Condensed Fresh
What's not to like about setlists? Setlists can be pretty awesome. Especially awesome setlists of awesome Japanese bands. I mean, just look at the Corrupted one. The author has been to Japan and has lots of punk-as-fuck stories to tell. The blog has only 2 followers. It's not an old blog, and this whole follower thing is pretty new, but still.

Grind and Punishment
One man's (mostly) grindcore-oriented review archive, growing larger by the day. A magical place where Dostoyevsky meets Discordance Axis. The author writes for a living, and the stuff is a joy to read. Reviews aside, there are interviews too. Very interesting interviews about interesting topics with interesting questions (unlike "when did you guys form?", or "do you like beer?"). Yesterday was Grind and Punishment's first birthday; I am the only follower and I don't get it.

Punk is Hippies
Wow, this blog has 7 followers! How come? Are there, like, pictures of kittens and crap?
Well, apparently punk is cute kittens, but that's beyond the point. The blog is actually a huge, downloadable, hi-res, punk fanzine archive. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW? Scan and send your stuff.

And, in case you were wondering, while I was trying to think of the most idiotic post title... Yes, I did come up with more!

His Hero is Blog
Blog Against
Blog on the Beach
Iron Blog
Blog Burns to Death
Disblo... Nah.
No Comment (this one's for you, dear readers)


gameface said...

no comment.
(and thanks, G&P just stole my entire morning.)

Ben said...

you guys are the best. the fact my boys at cephalochromoscope & lo-res viscera are my 2 followers - i wouldn't have it any other way. yeah, i only noticed this "follower" thing the other day...

i have nothing against download blogs, but i wanted to do something different. thanks for the kind words & for posting cool, obscure stuff...

Zmaj said...

My pleasure guys, I find the whole blogging-about-music thing a heaven for record nerds and the like. All the stuff you learn, and all the bands you hear; it's awesome!

Andrew Childers said...

you owe me a new monitor for "his hero is blog." i'm so fucking tempted to steal that for my blog name now.

[and gameface, thanks for reading]

Zmaj said...

Hahaha, well, you're free to take it as far as I'm concerned.

Davydd Grimm said...

Blog For A Cowboy?


Zmaj said...

Not bad, not bad.

Yeah. D:

brutalex said...

I wish I saw this post before I made eyehateblog my url.

Zmaj said...

Ahaha! I'm linking you up.

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

in blog we crust