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October 3, 2005


Slow going around here, no? Quite simply, I've found myself seriously distracted of late by various matters that don't rate mention here and so haven't been around this place as much as I'd like.

A leading question, though: just how out of touch am I? Well, today I found out about this little thing in the local press from a guy in Montréal. So there's that (and I'm understandably pleased, if surprised).

In that light, to everyone who's found me via Newcity, a belated "welcome." And to Michael Workman and the rest of the paper's Best of Chicago 2005 crew, an earnest "thank you" and a sputtering and embarrassed "I'm flattered, but..."

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Moving on, then, to the truly exciting stuff... other people's blogs.

Though it's certainly nowhere near approaching the 400+ entries on Chris Hand's impressive list, my blogroll is starting to get a little out of hand. This is undoubtedly a good thing, but I still sometimes debate whether I should try to reign in the chaos or just continue to let it stand as is.

At any rate, and more to the point, here's the lowdown on the latest few additions (none of which, so far as I can tell, appear in Chris' otherwise virtually exhaustive list)...

For starters, of course, there's James Elkins' foray into Blogiana, one of a handful of new SAIC faculty blogs found at/via F News. (Hopefully Elkins will make good on his promise to stick around after the symposium—the internets are clamoring.)

Another faculty blog, Time Tells, comes to us from Historic Preservation Chair Vince Michael. Be sure to check out in particular his trio of posts on the preservation of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, as well as this disappointing tale from the heartland.

Also locally, there's Chicago Arts. It looks to be mostly listings, but how could I have not seen this one before?

And, via a flyer handed to me at the Against Me! show at the Metro last week, Free Radio SAIC. It's not a blog and I haven't really given it a listen myself, but it struck me as plug-worthy nevertheless.

Finally, moving beyond the Second City, we've got Fleshblog by artist Ben Volta and Heart As Arena by Brent Burket (who also pitches in for NYC public art producers Creative Time at their house blog and contributes further at the House of Fallon and Rosof).

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I hope to get another quick post up tonight. In the meantime, though, I feel compelled to share this from my Jeep...

Harmonic Convergence

Yes, I'm a tremendous dork. But in this I'm hardly alone.

Posted by Dan at 09:39 PM



Posted by: Kriston on October 4, 2005 at 04:33 PM

Referenced in this post:

Against Me!
Ben Volta
Chicago Arts
Creative Time
F Newsmagazine: Faculty Blogs
Free Radio SAIC
Heart As Arena
Iconoduel: James Elkins Throws Down in the Blogosphere
Iconoduel: James Elkins Throws Down in the Blogosphere—Comments
Newcity Chicago: Best of Chicago 2005
Newcity Chicago: Best of Chicago 2005—Best art blog
News Nipple: Burning Man 2002—Too late to see the fabled 1234567 odometer reading
Rufus Wainwright Message Board: Check out my odometer
SAIC: Faculty Biographies—Vincent Michael
Time Tells
Time Tells: Going Gothic?
Time Tells: New Orleans
Time Tells: New Orleans II
Time Tells: New Orleans III
USFlagBaloon.com: Driving to Abq the odometer hits 1234567
Zeke's Gallery
Zeke's Gallery: The Art Bloggers of the World