December 23, 2009

Hello all, and welcome to Blah! Blah! Blah!, a new blog concerning pop culture and other random topics of interest. I only get one shot for a good intro, so here she goes…

Before anything else, I would like to state that it certainly isn’t beyond my recognition that at this point, there is really no need for another blog like this. As our current decade comes to a close and 2010 quickly approaches, magazines, newspapers, and of course Internet publications have begun spewing out piles of retrospective articles, essays, and lists regarding art, music, film, and literature that they consider to be the most significant of the last 10 years. I’m sure the word “blog” will come up several times. In fact, it seems nearly impossible that particular word wouldn’t be mentioned several times in any retrospective of the years 2000 through 2009, as I’m sure many of the names, bands, and movies that will come up as some of the most influential and important of those 10 years will be ones that rose to prominence due to the word-of-mouth buzz that is generated by blogs themselves. The contrast between how you would discover new media 10 years ago compared to how you can now is quite clear. These days, thanks to blogs (or is it “no thanks”), you’re just as likely to be reading the opinions and recommendations of pretentious University students with too much time on their hands between classes as you are those of established journalists. The extent to which blogs have reached mass conciousness these days has reached a point where everyone and their cat has a blog. If it isn’t a blog, it’s a Facebook profile with a lot of Facebook notes written on it, or a Twitter page with seven or eight outrageously pointless tweets a day. As you trudge through the endless paragraphs on what’s hot and what’s not, it becomes deadly clear that anyone who has access to the Internet can use it to voice their opinion on anything they see fit to voice their opinion about…and a lot of it just amounts to endless rants which could simply be summed up as,”blah, blah, blah”, hence the title. I realize this is what this blog will probably represent to you, the reader.

As I said before, there are so many other blogs like the one I am about to begin, so you won’t probably won’t give a fuck and never return. However, if you care to read more, this is the deal:
The reason why I’m doing this is because I’m planning on beginning to study English at the University of Western Ontario this coming September, and I know that I’ll be writing ample essays before too long, so getting into the habit of regular writing will be good for me. Besides, I’ve always had a strong interest in writing and this is a great way to put it to use. As mentioned earlier, it will be a blog with writings about pop culture and other topics of interest. To be more specific, it’s probable that the majority will concern music and film, both new and old. This blog will officially get under way after the new year, and decade begin. Until then, I wish everyone a happy holiday and happy new year.

Here’s a little holiday music for ya! This is one of my favourites, “Christmas At the Zoo” by the Flaming Lips.