This is not a blog

But only because I never update it. I write something on the front page occasionally though. But that isn't a blog either.. because I say so.

4-11-01
This is tonight's section, I guess, although I get some credit for finally posting this tonight. But I didn't write very much, so I still feel that I should. Even though I'm having trouble focusing my eyes on the screen, for lack of sleep and glasses. My ears hurt. That's why no glasses.

This has been running through my head all day:
yo listen up
heres a story
about a little guy that lives
in a blue world
and all day and all night and everything he sees is just blue
like him
inside and outside blue his house with a blue little window
and a blue corvette
and everything is blue for him
and hisself and everybody
around cause he ain't got nobody to listen

I'm not really sure why, but there you go. Sasha told me to get the song, and in fact I did. And now it's stuck in my head. And that's enough to write for tonight. So there.

sometime before then
As far as I am concerned, most every media (movie, music, book, you name it) review I have ever read sucked. Not all of them, just the vast majority. Let me explain.

Not that writing reviews is easy. A proper review, it is thought, should give the reader a sense of whether or not he or she wishes to experience the media, give a sense of the quality of the media, and, in the case of media with a plot, do all this without spoiling said plot.

Not to beat a dead horse, but this is a very difficult proposition. In particular, writing an analysis of (say) a movie that does not spoil the movie, while failing to give away the movie for those who don't want to have it 'spoiled'. As a result, most reviewers in my experience essentially write about their own experience of the media, and leave it as an exercise for the reader to establish what biases the reviewer has, and determine how much in agreement they are likely to be with the reader. I have occasionally read a negative review, thought little of the reviewer's opinions, and purchased or viewed the media as a direct result of the (negative) review.

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