"They ain't got a chance, they ain't got a chance" - Gorrilaz, Dirty Harry
As Eric of eWorld notes, Sean at blogging.la made a dig at LAist the other day. Caryn of art.blogging.la does it too (and probably rightfully so in her case. We don't have a good arts editor right now so our local art coverage comes from a novice perspective). Fishbowl LA gave us a little dig a while ago as well. As editor, I don't mind. I like that we are kind of the Los Angeles Spirit Squad. I like that we look at the city with kind of wide eyed exuberance. If the LA livejournal community is any indication, there are a lot of folks for which that kind of "discovering or re-discovering Los Angeles" perspective is useful. I'd love it if we had a little more serious news about the city on the site but LA Voice and LA Observed both do a great job of that. I'm hopeful that our content continues to skew towards the neighborhood stories, the lifestyle stories, and that our contributor base expands to include communities that nobody is covering. For a blog about Los Angeles, we're woefully lacking in Latino/a coverage and we don't have much content for folks south of the 10. I'd really like to have cheerleaders for them as well. And, I like the royal "we" we use on the site...so there.
There's a 101 in 1001 update. Finally. 6 more crossed off the list. I'm nearly 20% done. That isn't terrible but I need to get on it.
I'm rooting for Mariah Carey's new album. I don't even know why.
Decemberists. Maximo Park. Bloc Party. The Futureheads. Amos Lee. Eisley. Rachael Sage. All heavy in rotation post-SXSW.
The Perceptionists have made an excellent hip hop album. Cop it when it drops.
The Shield is still amazing. Deadwood is still brilliant. Cold Case is still underappreciated.
Amazing Race 7, though, is weak sauce...but it looks more promising next week.
Anybody using upcoming.org? Is it a little stalker friendly to have your events list on the internet for all to see?
Oh and the technorati rel tag thing is the awesome.