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November 2, 2010

A music video with every post is not the same thing as a chicken in every pot


That's the short version of both my own and others' opinions of my three-day experiment (this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday) featuring a music video at the conclusion of (almost) every post, related in some fashion, however tenuous, to the subject of the post.

The idea occurred to me last Thursday when I was appending a video to a post, so I did it a second time that day, and then decided if two is fun, eight should be a real blast.

And it was a blast doing Friday's posts, but less so Saturday's and by Sunday I was already tired of it.

So the experiment would've ended even without many of you emailing me that it was not a good thing.

What spurred me to even try it?

I guess it's my basic philosophy as regards anything I do, nicely put by Jean-Luc Godard, to wit: "The most interesting thing is to go to the end of an idea, to play something out almost to the point of madness."

I think I stopped in time.

Though sometimes I wonder whether eight posts daily for six-plus years might not be a pretty good indicator of something....

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Yeah, Joe, don't wear yourself out. We need the blog to continue ad infinitum.

Posted by: Kay | Nov 2, 2010 2:53:11 PM

Perhaps inspired by the the then, brand new, way one could link to a song on the iTunes Store, way back in the day, I thought I'd end each blog post with a link to some "bumper music." It's lasted about as long as your experiment.

Posted by: Rex | Nov 2, 2010 11:57:45 AM


Posted by: clifyt | Nov 2, 2010 11:22:41 AM

Eight posts is nothing compared to your letter-to-the-editor output.

Thanks for the run - I especially liked NY as the frontispiece.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 2, 2010 10:57:42 AM

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