Thanksgiving starts early this year.
Thanks be to girlgroups, a gathering place hosted by Jason Gross. Several of the always savvy and energetic participants are generously sharing a bona fide cornucopia with all of us who have connection to the innanet and the desire to pursue readings about music and criticism:
Live from New York, it's More in the Monitor
(which covers not only the waterfront, but live shows all over NYC). They have a mission.
And a link to a phenomenal treasure trove at NAJP Research & Publications
, currently offering a splendid section known as: Reporting the Arts II (Readers, please take the time to check out Critical Perspectives
to see what Robert Christgau has to say about "A History of Rock Criticism". And, yes, Robert, having some footing myself in both eras, I agree with you -- it still seems it was much cooler back then. But it's also much colder now. )