Posted: September 18, 2008 in Uncategorized

Does anyone else pay as much attention to the blogrolls there on the right as I do? It’s becoming obsessive.
At work, I generally spend an inordinate amount of time perusing a huge amount of blogs. I now treat them in the same way as I treat news sites. I will flit from the Irish Times to The Guardian and over to the New York Times, Slate, Huffington Post, The Nation, Pitchfork and others while dipping in to all the blogs in my sidebar (and other people’s sidebar too).
I get weird notions of missing out if I don’t get to look at certain blogs. And if you read these (Irish) blogs you can’t miss a gig. You can miss alot of other important shit, but not a gig.
On The Record provides a platform for all kinds of shenanigans and it seems that at one time or another everyone reads it. I find that sense of community-verging-on-character assassination encouraging during the week. Meanwhile the daily reading list grows.
And the blogrolls continue to fascinate me.
What blog is not on this one that is on these ones and why is that blog not on that one and why am I noticing this? What am I missing that no-one else is? How many clubs of mates are there in these blogrolls here? Are these people all old friends/workmates? At any rate, I do enjoy the community vibe. Does any of this matter at all? Unlikely. But it makes Tuesdays interesting. And let’s be honest, Tuesdays are shit.

  1. kirsten says:

    I like the stuff you frequent. Huzzah for Brooker. x

    PS: Russell Brand. Noel Fielding. Camden. Amy Winehouse. Hawley.

  2. adam says:

    Nice. Charlie is the bomb.
    PPS: Barack Obama sex tape Paris Hilton asian brides porn

  3. adam says:

    Nice. Charlie is the bomb.
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  4. Astonishing Sod-Ape says:

    Consider yourself blogrolled sir! It’s funny, I’ve been on your blog many times, and there you are, commenting on my mixtape! I didn’t see it coming, I tell you. Thanks for stopping by anyway.

  5. adam says:

    Nice one dude. Enjoying said mixtape as I type actually. Great stuff. Can I assume you are a fan of the fantastic IDM xchange live journal site? Not that I advocate the whole illegal downloading side of things, of course…

  6. Nay says:

    Funny that you find them so intriguing…I seem to completely ignore them. I dont ever think about the blogroll, hence your omission for so long. Yikes.

  7. adam says:

    Yeah, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Is there a blogger Samaritans or something? I need help.

  8. Karl says:

    Weird, I deleted my blogroll two nights ago with vague plans of making a new and comprehensive one.

    I do the tabbing every blog on my blogroll thing, and I also use other peoples’ as well. Nothing more annoying than a blogroll that hasn’t been updated in two years, giving you 50% 404 pages and 25% un-updated blogs

  9. adam says:

    True, Karl.
    I use other people’s too. Like a blog tramp/parasite, schlepping from blog to blog sucking out the goods from their sidebars

  10. Nay says:

    *Envisions Ada, sucking the life out of the monitor*

    Full of creamy goodness, those links…

  11. Nay says:


  12. adam says:

    I am, my dear. I am.

  13. Gardenhead says:

    Mark Rothko eh? And previously a Bacon. Has There Will Be Blog got high art aspirations? You could do one for yourself like the Rothko, and one for the people like Halley Berry’s waps above. Congrats on the Drop-D thing!

  14. adam says:

    Ha yeah, I’ll use high art to soften the blow of my upcoming scatalogical posts.
    Dick and fart gags levered in all sides.
    ‘But look’, they’ll say. ‘There’s a posh art piece with the post about his hairy arse, so it must be ironic..’
    Cheers pour le congrats too, man. I will of course be taking all the credit and pretending that, in fact, I own and run all of Drop-D if we get anywhere.

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