It seems I’ve had an attack of the disengagements, what with the return of the semester so close upon me. More regular blogging will return … at some point. For now, some stuff that doesn’t rise to a separate post but may be worth passing along.
- Every so often, Daniel Mount decides it’s time to rename Something Big. A while back he was arguing for a subcategory of music he termed progressive southern gospel (rather like fast food made while you wait, I gather), and even slips the term now and again into some of his reviews. Now he’s ready to rechristen the entire genre. Behold: conservative gospel music. Or really really fast food.
- Have I welcomed two new bloggers yet? Honestly, I can’t recall, but you can’t over-welcome someone, I don’t guess. So if you haven’t already, go say hey to Nate and Phil, two new southern gospel bloggers. I think Phil may also have the distinction of being our first blogger in Ireland. Anyway, beware, … some bone throwing goes on in the next few items.
- This (via Phil) is worth watching for a good chuckle.
- This (via Nate) reminds me: NQC needs to just go on and publish in advance an exact schedule of each nite’s line ups and note that it’s subject to change if they’re worried about last-minute rejiggering getting folks up in arms (though as Nate notes in comments, what they’re really worried about is probably program sales).
- And finally, from the I tried to tell you so file … as a lot of folks have already noted, at least one shoe has finally dropped in Gold City’s long goodbye to its current self … Aaron McCune is officially gone as bass, though readers of this site shouldn’t be the least surprised at this. And did anyone else notice the conspicuous failure of the press release to say anything even remotely valedictory about McCune … not so much as a wish him well. Alrighty then.