Have no idea what's goin on with the sale of the LA Times ( hear potential buyers include David Geffen!) but at least the uncertainty hasn't hurt the music section... online anyway. Weekend Calendar editor Kevin Bronson, the self-proclaimed "oldest guy at Spaceland on any given night" has a new music blog, and it rocks. No pretentious prose or inane band comparisons here, no siree.
In other blog related news- how about that Perez Hilton? Gotta admit his site is a guilty pleasure sometimes, amd I know if we met we'd probably be bitch buds. But the recent lawsuit concerning his unauthorized use of photos has made him a beacon for online free speech, and I don't really think he deserves it.
Sending the infamous Britney crotch shots to a friend via email for some laughs or dragging some old publicity still from another website for use on yours is one thing, but posting new photos on a high-traffic site that makes big bucks such as his, while not crediting or even more fairly, paying something to those who shot it and/or own it, is just wrong.
The guy is often quite hilarious and usually has the best dish thanks to his celeb pals, but imagine the site without photos (most of which he didn't take).... not half as much fun.
That said, when he does get his own shots in, they're pretty much humdingers. Like the recent NYE pics of John Mayer (hot!) and an obviously inebriated Jessica Simpson (not). Thankfully, no crotch shots were involved.