1. Thursday, June 8, 2006

    rarely do i quote an entire blogpost, 

    but my mom told me she never clicks the links or even clicks the embedded video

    so heres the best thing that i read about my new gig today

    from the good people at the martini republic:

    June 8th, 2006

    We thought just a few days ago that LAist might be well-served by becoming “a real blog” and turning away from bulletin-boarding and publicity.

    Turns out that’s exactly what they’ve done:

    Tony Pierce to edit LAist

    Pierce’s busblog is a letters-at-3 a.m. styled ramble that often excavates deep within the author’s consciousness. In fact, the less conscious Pierce is, the more willing to report on his own consciousness he seems to be.

    He’s also appreciably progressive in political outlook and is not afraid to mix it up with the rightwingers.

    He doesn’t seem controllable, which may piss off the Gothamist Home Office but admittedly works well for blogging. In fact, his whole blogging raison d’être, recently examined in LAWeekly, seems less an attempt to attract attention than a need to locate a psychic flood channel for his uncontrollable blogging surges.

    The thought of him toiling as editor is a delightfully messy one. It’s like asking the firebug to become the fire chief. We’re going to watch this blog. Changes are coming immediately after Tuesday, when Pierce takes them helm.

    there was also a metafilter thread + la observed wished me well + some comments on laist were very sweet