I read my profession's blogs via Google Reader, and I have to say it is leading to burnout. "More and new and faster than I can assimilate" is not my aesthetic. (Not sure who that hostility is directed at).
On the other hand, I read my avocational blogs via Bloglines with as much enthusiam as ever. And I still dutifully read the SF Chronicle on the train everyday (albeit as I ride in the opposite direction from SF towards a city with a newspaper that bores me, except for the Fry's ads and the traffic column).
But here's what I like. An always informative SF Chronicle critic offers up a blog post followed by his mainstream review. For me anyway, I couldn't imagine a better way to understand this particular arts event. Best of both worlds I think (Apologies to Hannah Montana).
The Chronicle title was particularly good:
Modern-day Persephone flees her abuser in new one-act opera.
On the other, other hand, Aidin Vaziri at the Chronicle reports the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh has prostate cancer. Alex Ross has just reminded us of Phil Lesh's beneficence towards contemporarry classical music, including recently deceased composers Lou Harrison and Robert Simpson. On a more positive note, Vaziri notes Lesh was making an in-store appearance at Amoeba Records.
Finally, tonight is again election-eve. All I can say is vote your conscience (or for certain dismayed Republicans, call in sick.)