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
Jeff from JefitoBlog
Jeff from
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!