A warm welcome to San José Mercury News readers who've read Rich Scheinin's delightful story on classical blogging. He has some very kind words for this site, and, more importantly, for such bløgõsphëric powerhouses as Twang Twang Twang, Trrill, The Standing Room (I was joking with the é, TSR), Lisa Hirsch, and Vilaine Fille. See "Music Blogs" to the right for an extended list. The key quote is Lisa's: "There are a lot more people out there who can write intelligently about music than have outlets to write about it." Ain't that the truth!