Monday, November 22, 2010
Happy 1st Birthday to Harmless Noise
Hard to believe http://harmlessnoise.wordpress.com/ is only a year old, because in that time Naomi's blog has covered a phenomenal amount of stuff, with no musical stone in the land left unturned. Pretty much the best skill for a blogger/music writer/journo/whatever is to be able to convey a passion in what you're writing about to the extent that the reader will want to listen to it that very second, and she does this probably better than anyone else.
It's a blog that's played an invaluable role over the last year, in terms of promoting and supporting the domestic music scene and as a vital source for discovering new sounds. It also has to be said that she's extremely supportive of other bloggers and writers as well, which is in contrast to certain know-it-all types who bemoan the 'death' of the Irish blogosphere while making no attempt to engage with the ones that do exist.
But never mind that: if you're reading this and you haven't yet visited http://harmlessnoise.wordpress.com/, sort it out! And here's just one example of the wonderful writing you'll find there http://harmlessnoise.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/gig-adebisi-shank-bats/