Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A Slight Case Of Overblogging

While I'm in the midst of writing my dissertation about blogging, writing this blog, writing the work blog, tarting myself around the business blogs to voice my opinions about blogging, touring round the very fine blogs of my blogging chums and thinking about the article about blogging that I haven't written yet for that other blog, this company phones me up and asks if I will mastermind the press launch of its new blogging tool.

Could be time for a holiday.

In the real world.


UPDATE: These days I want to accompany every post with a song. So here's terribly under-rated singer-songwriter Archer Prewitt* singing a song whose title might suggest to non-Americans that it's about vaginal lubricant, but actually it's about Kentucky. This man writes lovely, lovely songs that sound quite conventional and MOR-ish at first, until you realise that they're fantastically well crafted and wonderful and veer off in unexpected directions all the time, and are, well, just great really. Can't recommend him enough.


Archer Prewitt - O, KY (mp3) - courtesy of My Old Kentucky Blog


* Ignore the Amazon review comparing this with that whining oaf David Gray. There is no comparison. None.


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14 comments:

Billy said...

Well as my mother never said, "Carry on like that and you'll turn into a blog!"

(She wasn't referring to blogs but chips, it was when I wanted to have chips twice in the same day)

LC said...

Hey, imagine if Patroclus only existed as a blog! Maybe she already does... oooh, spooky...

I just watched Walk the Line and it was great.

cello said...

Damn. I was going to ring you up for some(free)advice about corporate blogging, as I am being persuaded to start one on this new job's website.

I'll just have to cock it up on my own then.

First Nations said...

vaginal lube = kentucky:
a common misunderstanding here in the u.s.

Annie said...

As my mum would say, you'll get square eyes. Go and focus on something in the distance, the horizon say, for 10 minutes.

What other blog are you writing an article for?

patroclus said...

Hey, Patroclus *does* only exist as a blog. In 'real' life I have arms and everything, and I'm not made of stone.

Cello: always happy to dish out free advice, have sent you a long, rambling email.

FN: I wondered about that. Of course over here, that's *all* that 'KY' means. I had to listen to that song about eight times before I realised what he was actually referring to. I thought it was a bit odd, but then I thought if Lambchop can do a lovely, romantic song about urinary tract infection, then why not?

Annie: For Open Journal Montreal. I daren't show my face round there because I was supposed to have written something about two weeks ago. It's coming, lovely Open Journal Montreal people! Ahh, citizen journalism, eh - where's the professionalism...

Billy said...

"if Lambchop can do a lovely, romantic song about urinary tract infection"

I don't know that one, is it good?

patroclus said...

[dons muso-wanker hat, which nibus will laugh at...]

It's a bonus track on the UK issue of the 'Is A Woman' album - along with their legendary cover of 'This Corrosion'. Yes, it's great. If only I could figure out how to get my own mp3s hosted, I could post it up. It can't be that hard, surely...

[doffs muso-wanker hat]

Terri Nixon said...

If you send me the MP3, I can host it for you. As long as they don't make my website explode, that is; it's very sensitive and I know nothing of these people you speak of ... however, I shall place my trust in you, and if you actually do want the song hosted just let me know.

patroclus said...

Gosh, thanks very much for the offer Terri - but I wouldn't want to be saddling you with the responsibility of questionable mp3 file-sharing.

I say 'questionable', because I think the music industry actually quite likes the mp3 blogs - free publicity for their acts and all that. At least that's what I'll say to the RIAA when they come a-battering my door down in the night...

Billy said...

"It's a bonus track on the UK issue of the 'Is A Woman' album"

Aha, that'll be why I haven't heard it, I don't have that album.

Tabby Rabbit said...

I love that Archer Prewitt song, thanks!

patroclus said...

Ahh, my pleasure, Ms Rabbit. The album is very highly recommended.

PEANUT said...

DID HE* DONE IT WITH ARCHER PREWITT**

*arther fouler

**no he never done it