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...just some favourite sites...


Of  all the independent sites I've trawled through over the last six years, The Bactra Review - along w/the associated Notebooks and the weblog Three-Toed Sloth - provides the finest general intellectual content across the broadest range. No contest.

For satire/politics/humour the Onion and the mighty Fafblog! remain the very best...

The Australian citizenry debate politics/ethics/ideas/actions at Margot Kingston's Webdiary...to which I've been known to contribute.

Amidst the plethora of academic sites - most scandalously inaccessible to the general public for absolutely NO good reason - my favourites are The Bryn Mawr Classical ReviewThe Human Nature Review, and The Post-Autistic Economics Review...all of which generally feature good writing, serious scholarship rather than obfuscation, and a fairly broad range of ideas/disciplines. That only one of the three is clearly associated with academia as such is - perhaps - merely an interesting coincidence...

Non-mainstream vernacular musics - particularly from the last few decades - are most fruitfully first encountered via Perfect Sound Forever, although I must also plug  foxy digitalis & the Broken Face weblog for current affairs in this zone...but - hell - I'm also well partial to them as they've recently issued the lost domain's first international release...

Anyway, in addition to these, I'll soon be adding some sources for more archaic musical styles...that is - once I've updated my old searches in these areas...

And, over time, I'll also add more links to this page - in various areas - but will restrict my entries to unique/independent & valuable sources of information and insight. The corporate giants, after all, can look after themselves.


John Henry Calvinist