There’s a new musicology blog — a group blog of two Harvard grad students. Dial A for musicology, ladies and gentlemen, it’s amusicology! There are a few posts up now, and already it looks great.
We need more stuff like this. I challenge you, fellow musicologists: start a blog. Get a Typepad account* and start throwing it out there. And tell me about it, please. I only find out about new musicology blogs by accident, or if they link to us and I see them on our traffic counter. If you have a blog, send me an email at phord at mail dot utexas dot edu (for a couple more months anyway), or leave a comment on this post.
I feel I ought to try to explain the slightly random link categories on the left-hand side of this page. The top category is “music academics,” the second “more music.” Why is Jeremy Denk (who used to be in a piano lit class with me at IU — hey Jeremy, good lookin’) in “more music” instead of “music academics”? I dunno. Like all categorical systems, it’s ultimately a little arbitrary. Most of the blogs in the “more music” category are A-listers who don’t really need the help. The folks in “music academics” are theorists, musicologists, performers, ethnomusicologists, and composers who either (a) work in academia, or (b) are in graduate school, or (c) mention JAMS somewhere, or (d) are intriguingly esoteric.
There are a couple of musico-academico blogs I’ve deleted from the links recently, because they don’t appear to be updating. Different blogs have different philosophies about what to do about dormant links. Some keep the links but list their names
like this, which I think looks unfriendly. Or they keep the dead links until the end of time, but that clogs up the blogroll with deadwood. I delink if a blog hasn’t updated in two months. If I’ve delinked a blog that has since revived, let me know. These things happen.
* or whatever — I use Typepad because it’s insanely easy, but for all I know there’s something even better out there