Monday, March 12, 2012

Strong stuff

Critic James Hale levies some harsh criticism in his recent piece, and definitely makes me want to re-think blogging.

"Time was that a dull-eared reviewer with leaden prose was a voice in the wilderness. Those who were cheerleaders for one artist or another sometimes were quoted in press materials, but otherwise their work seldom was seen beyond their immediate region. Now, they show up in Twitter feeds and through Facebook links. Publicists spread them around like a virus."

"Under the guise of “citizen journalism”—a term that covers a multitude of sins—anyone with an MP3 player and an opinion can now get equal footing with professional music journalists."

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