27. June 2008 · Comments Off on Ouchie! · Categories: Links, Ramble

In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I attended on complementary tickets provided by the festival. I usually don’t do this and frankly this was my first experience acccepting press passes for something I saw for OutWestArts. I did it in part because the evening included a “blogger’s night” reception meant to welcome local bloggers to the festival and to help launch a major new addition to our ranks, the new blog from long-time music critic and recently dismissed LA Weekly contributor Alan Rich. Mr. Rich was present at the reception and made some brief comments about how he is learning about blogging, a new experience for him, and hopes this outlet will act as a space for community and conversation around local music events. He noted the importance of this given that to his understanding there are no “important” music blogs on the West Coast at this time. It’s nice to see that Mr. Rich’s transition from the “old” to the “new” media hasn’t burdened him with the unnecessary baggage of tact.

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Well. Okay. Mine is probably not considered important music blog by anyone, but I do know there really are important music blogs out here. Look at the right sidebar for a number of them.

If I were the retaliatory sort I’d nix his link from my site. But I link to a lot of folks who won’t link to me. And I link to some who aren’t always nice to me. I’m just that kind of girl. 😉

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