December 1st, 2008 12:01am
This is MBV
I know what your first question is:
“MBV? What’s that stand for?”
To which my reply is this: Do you know what IBM stands for? How about RCA? DOP? GSM? KMT?” To wit: don’t worry about it. “MBV” = “MBV.”
And no, we’re not a My Bloody Valentine fansite.
Listen, if it puts your mind at ease, just imagine it’s “Music Blogovision.”
On to your second question, which is:
“So then, what is this, exactly?“
And my reply is this: MBV is a new music website. It’s writing from five venerable voices of the music blogosphere… the Catbirdseat, Chromewaves, Fluxblog, Largehearted Boy, and Said The Gramophone. Plus, it’s other interesting music-related stuff, courtesy of yours truly and Mr. Matt LeMay. Plus, it’s contributions from the myriad other talented writers, artists, and music lovers we know.
And hopefully, it’ll also be contributions from you. Intelligent, engaging music conversation is frighteningly rare out there, and I find that strange, considering all of the sharp-minded music lovers I know. I hope MBV will be a place you can come to engage in interesting music-centric conversation, free of the usual knuckle-dragging comment trolls (who I will execute with wild abandon).
We’re the blogs that started this thing. Music is important to us, and we know it’s important to you. So what’s say we get back to basics? No wall-to-wall banner ads, no nine zillion navigation links, no winking, blinking, farting widgets littering the screen, no software algorithms spewing out “recommendations.” Just music lovers, telling you, every day, about the music they love.