11. July 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

Deceptively Simple has a blog entry about the this article by Martin Bernheimer. In the article Mr. Bernheimer has some things to do about bloggers. The quote we all love to paste in our own blogs is this:

On the web, anyone can impersonate an expert. Anyone can blog. Credentials don’t count. All views are equal. Some sort of criticism may survive the American media revolution, but professional criticism may not.

Mr. Geelhoed says he agrees.

But what has this got to do with me? Heh. Okay, I’m a blogger. I blog about classical music. So I guess I could take some blame. But i don’t critique concerts, and I consider this blog to mainly be a “day in the life” sort of thing. I’m just sharing the wacky musician’s life — or at least this wacky musician’s life — and I post things that interest me. (Maybe that’s why I get only near 200 hits a day rather than the tons some folks get, eh?)

Hmmm. Too much rambling here and not going anywhere … so where was I … where was I (name that show) …

Ah yes, Deceptively Simple’s blog entry … and criticism … and critics losing influence …

Mostly, though, I was surprised to be mentioned at Deceptively Simple, as I didn’t know I was on his radar. And maybe I’m not … it’s just that this happened when he did a search:

Prokofiev:
Google
Technorati A little better, with a link to Oboe Insight listed first.
Google blogsearch
(Above: a typical blogger)

Hey … that’s me! I’m a typical blogger.

Oh. Wait. I was feeling special until just now.

Okay, I’m kidding. Really.

I still feel special. ;-)

As a little side note from someone who really doesn’t know much (and, in fact, typed “from someone who really don’t know much” first … heh), I think the internet has really hit the newspaper industry hard, and I think critics have been hit hard because of that. I won’t take the blame for ruining their careers. (But hey, they can ruin ours! ;-)

By the way, I’m no longer #1 on Technorati if you search on Prokofiev either. (If I ever really was. Maybe I’m not understanding the way that Mr. Geelhoed did.) So whatever.

Oh … but to Mr. B. … I don’t believe all views are equal. I just don’t.

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