Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A passel of links

The blogroll on the right column has been out of date for months. A few out-of-date links have now been corrected, and the following links have been added:
  • One composer: Karl Henning blogs at Henningmusick about his music and the compositional process behind it, and posts the occasional concert review.
  • Two critics: John Terauds of the Toronto Star blogs at Sound Mind about musical events in the GTA and beyond. I have often disagreed with Terauds's newspaper reviews, but his blog is one of the best online resources for the classical music scene in my hometown. Tim Mangan writes for the Orange County Register in California, a part of the continent I have never so much as visited, but his commentary on Classical Life is always an enjoyable read.
  • One anti-critic: The Detritus Review is dedicated to raising the standard of classical music journalism by savagely tearing apart bad newspaper reviews. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • One cultural review site: I still don't quite understand the meaning or purpose behind Hilobrow, but I think I'm all right with that. The writers are not concertina brows precisely, but they seem to be natural Concertina Brow allies in the ongoing war against boring middlebrow reductionism.
  • One political philosopher: Turnabout is maintained by polymath lawyer James Kalb, who comments on political issues from the perspective of traditionalist conservatism. Most political blogs are nasty and polemical and thus ultimately tedious and futile; Turnabout is consistently sober and well-reasoned, and is therefore provocative in the best sense.
  • Finally, All Manner of Thing, which as its name suggests is difficult to fit into any particular category. Craig Burrell comments insightfully on books, music, and ecclesial matters, and occasionally shares such recipes as "Charcoal Chicken Soup Base."

Finally, my article on editorial revisions in hymn texts has now gone to press; it appears in this month's Anglican Planet. I'm delighted to be associated with TAP, a fine publication whose contents I've often enjoyed in the past.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Congratulations!