Friday, January 28, 2005

It's a small blogging world

I’ve recently felt more and more a part of the phenomenon that is the Blogging Community. I had an email from a colleague who said he found my blog listed in Alex Ross’s Music Blogs page. Imagine my surprise! I’ve been reading Mr. Ross’s (Alex’s? How formal is the blogosphere?) blog since last spring, and have a link to it right there on my sidebar. (Somehow I missed the post in which he mentions my blog…) The Rest is Noise is a wonderful reference point for all things related to living music, and by that I mean music that is performed today. Concerts, new recordings, new compositions, etc.. Not just classical artists, thank god, but also highly gifted and creative people like Sonic Youth, Bjork, Radiohead, and the team behind ABC’s Alias. (My Queen of the Night is modeled after Sydney's mother, Irina Derevko...) I have enjoyed reading the writings of someone whoses aesthetic is very similar to my own, but who is much more knowledgeable than I.

I assumed he had simply repaid the honor of my linking to his blog by giving me a “link-back,” but some of my more seasoned blogging friends say it might be more than that. He liked it well enough to recognize it on his page, and might even read it himself… Are you kidding me?! Once again I am amazed to think that people other than my friends and grandparents read this. Why do novice bloggers think no ones reads us? It’s not like we’re writing in a diary with a lock and burying it under the bed! I think it’s because there is so little feedback at the beginning. So, I’ve enabled the “Comments” feature on The Concert. If you read something you like, or have something to add, or just want to say hello, leave a Comment.

Now, I’m going to email Mr. Ross…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ran across your blog while reading Alex Ross's. As I'm a Seattle-area classical music lover, I'll stop by regularly. The St. John Passion in March with Orchestra Seattle sounds like a winner - I may have to make the journey from S. Whidbey Island for that one.

Keep up the blogging!

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