Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All understandings must come by this way

I’ve added a trio of links in the ‘other blogs’ list that sits in the right hand panel of this humble site. They are all blogs attended to by fine musicians that, over the years, I have admired greatly. Bob Mould used to be a key member of pivotal hardcore band Hüsker Dü and enjoyed critical success as a solo artist and as the leader of edgy post-punkers Sugar. His jottings dwell on his life in New York where he DJs as much as he proffers power chords these days. It’s a gentle and interesting read. Lloyd Cole’s pages are as well kept and neatly tended as a topiarised buxus sempervirens. Cole cuts a charming and modest figure, eloquently offering opinions, spreading news and politely answering fans’ questions. He seems ever such a nice fellow. David Byrne’s weblog is the finest of the three. His fluent and detailed writing style is pleasant to read and offers a stimulating glimpse into the everyday life of a genius. A lot of effort goes into this site and the varied evocative photographs and vivid video clips add welcome texture. Byrne had done a fine, fine job but what else would one expect?

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