I have many thoughts on the rise and decline of blogging — many of them stirred up recently, with Dean Allen’s death. Dean’s passing felt like the punctuation mark ending an era. There are a lot of great blogs still going, but as old ones drop off, there aren’t many new ones taking their places. It ain’t like it used to be.
It’s been really fun to go back to Dean Allen’s old blog, Textism. I feel like I just found an old record at the store and discovered Robert Johnson for the very first time.