Blog Ketchup

A few blogs have been on my radar lately:

  • Bart Bull has a blog, entitled Bart Bull, with lots of reprints of his stuff from Spin and Details. Two interesting notes on his sidebar: 1) he claims to have “founded first American xeroxpunk fanzine, Browbeat, in 1977″ (is this true? was it really the first?); and 2) he generously quotes an unnamed Creem writer who once called him, “The only great rock writer to emerge in the ’80s.” 
  • Luc Sante has a blog called Pinakothek, “A blog about pictures. All kinds of pictures.” (“I won’t pretend to specialize or present myself as an expert in anything. Subjectivity is my middle name, a trick memory is my pack mule, and self-contradiction is my trusty old jackknife.”) Also, read this interview with Sante, about his recent (brilliant) collection of essays, Kill All Your Darlings.
  • Speaking of pictures, I can never say too many good things about what may be my favourite blog on the planet, the improbably named, if charlie parker was a gunslinger, there’d be a whole lot of dead copycats. Generally speaking, I’m a word guy, but the photos they unearth here always make me feel like I’ve entered the Land of the Lost, and I say that approvingly. Three recent examples of their excellent-ness (all NY-related): Patti Smith & Leonard Bernstein; Nixon in New York (1963); Valerie Solanis.

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