I agree with every word of this, except my favorite song is from Seacaucus and is called “Pretty OK.” “Hopeless” is a really, really close second though.
Being a love letter to The Wrens and their 2003 album, The Meadowlands. Composed of an improbable combination of gushing prose, digital audio recordings, live and promotional music videos, a handful of amusing quotations, an anecdote involving the rock band, “Creed,” one grudging acknowledgment of a web property that rhymes with, “witch dork,” plus a sampling of band photographs, curated from the modest portfolio of your author. Who is a fan.
Wrens songs featured in this post:
- The Wrens – “This Boys is Exhausted” (Demo)
- The Wrens – “This Boys is Exhausted” (Album Version)
- The Wrens – “Hopeless”
- The Wrens – “She Sends Kisses”
- The Wrens – “Ex-Girl Collection”
- The Wrens – “Everyone Choose Sides”
On March 18, 2010, this blog will be 10 years old. I haven’t been the best blogger, and I haven’t written this site alone, but over the years, it’s always been a place I wouldn’t feel right about not having on the web. This graphic is a testament to all the work I’ve put in with various people to keep things going. Here’s to 10 more years.
Some images weren’t available in the Wayback Machine, so that’s why there are a few broken images in there. View full size on Flickr.
My last post was pretty obtuse because I wasn’t yet ready to blog about blogging, but the reality is, I now work for Automattic, the makers of WordPress.
The thing about blogging is that it really works best when you’ve got, you know, something to talk about. And blogging about how you have nothing to blog about is like just about the most boring thing I can think of, so I haven’t been doing much of that lately. But now the platform on which my job rests is this platform of self-expression that has followed such a strange path from where it began to now. When can you say blogging started? When Blogger was invented? When someone built the first GeoCities page about their cat? It’s really hard to pinpoint when blogging began, but it’s easy to point to it today and call out how important and world-changing it’s been.
At any rate, I really do hope to be blogging more here, on this domain that I’ve co-owned since 2000. I actually have been blogging quite a bit over at my band’s blog, so you can go there and read some stuff about making music, if you want.
I like this for a lot of reasons. The question was “What do you think the Tea Party Movement is about?”
Also, it’s a PollDaddy poll.
Heh [via squashed]