Many bloggers need events in order to stop trying to chart on hype machine and combine their talents. But where are the long-lasting partnerships in music blogging? Are we all so busy competing for readers that we can’t be bothered to come together in the name of what it is we’re doing all of this for? (Music, obviously.) I am happy to say that, with the creation of “The Week in Rock” the answer is, thankfully, no.
Curated by Kurt of Kurt’s Krap, “The Week in Rock” features commentary on the #1 songs of the current week, between the years of ’81 (when Billboard first started weekly Rock charts) and ’91. Commenters in this consortium include yours truly, Kurt and the following list of highly esteemed opinion givers:
Jason from JasonHare.com
Jeff from JefitoBlog
Jeff from JeffVrabel.com
Joe from Sounds Like Sugar
Ted from Py Korry
Scott from Thunderbolt
Today, the first installment of our Round Table is posted over on Kurt’s Krap, along with YouTube videos when available. If you’d like a slight taste of some of the songs we’re discussing, look no further:
Bryan Adams: “Somebody” (download)
Van Halen: “Jump” (download)
Now hurry up and get over there!
Billy F. says:
Mar 9, 2007
I just read this roundtable Taylor, and I must say, it was quite awesome. It really got rolling there at the end. Definitly got potential. Just dont let them knock early Rod Stewart anymore. His work with The Faces and the Jeff Beck Group was awesome AS WELL AS his early 70s stuff. Every Picture Tells a Story? Cmon, Maggie May? You Wear it Well? Every Picture? Cmon, he was awesome!
Mar 9, 2007
I don’t think they were knocking his work with the Faces and Jeff Beck Group so much as they were mocking his solo stuff, some of which I still happen to like. I know for a fact that at least Jeff of Jefito Blog likes the Faces (how can anyone not, really?)