When I first stuck my foot in blogging quicksand back in May, I knew of just a handful of "notational" blogs (silly name, yes, but no worse than the C word). Now I find new ones every week. Check out Composers Forum, with regular contributions from Beth Anderson, Larry Bell, Cary Boyce, Lawrence Dillon (separate blog here), Steven R. Gerber, Sean Hickey, Benjamin Lees, and Daniel Schnyder; Anne-Carolyn Bird, blogging the life of a young American soprano; and Philip Copeland, doing the same to the life of a university choral conductor (with sub-links to many members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham chorus). All contribute to the great work of Demystification. Blogging can show composers, singers, and critics as living, thinking beings, alert to the flow of twenty-first-century culture, not as the anachronistic antisocial freaks we actually are.
Meanwhile, peering over to the cool kids' lunch table, I'm glad as heck that JD Considine is blogging; that Carl Wilson continues to exist (his rundown of 2004 music jargon is a must); that officemate Sasha listens to all this stuff so I don't have to (are Scissor Sisters being misunderestimated?); and, most of all, that the slumbering beast called The Minor Fall The Major Lift, aka Evil Alex, has roared back to life.