Friday, February 3, 2012

B.A.D. - today and every day

I don't know if skippy is planning on observing B.A.D. (Blogroll Amnesty Day) at all this weekend, but since today is the anniversary of the original B.A.D., I feel a need to observe it. I'll level with you and say that I'm not really adding five new blogs to the blogroll (it's been a ridiculously busy day). However, I can rather easily name off five blogs that I linked to rather recently that are deserving of far more traffic than they receive.

So here goes, starting with four political blogs:

Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism

Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

Kasama

The Southern Socialist

And a jazz blog: That Fat Eb feels Mahogany to me. Matt Lavelle.

A couple of these are Tumblr blogs, reflecting my increased interest in Tumblr as a medium for both blogging and connecting with others on the left. Of course I continue to love free jazz, and whenever I find a blogger out there who is into the genre, I just have to link to 'em. The music was punk before there was punk, and at its best is as revolutionary as any form of music can be.

I'm still as convinced as ever that unlike the Gated Community Blogs, whose proprietors seem to generally believe in exclusiveness, lefty bloggers worth their salt would be best to gravitate toward inclusiveness. In this turbulent era, those of us on the left (in particular the anticapitalist left) need to be as connected and be writing and acting in solidarity as possible. My offer still stands: if you link to me and have noticed that I don't reciprocate, give me a shout out in the comments and I'll add a link to your blog.

At least one other blogger appears to be keeping the B.A.D. tradition, Pruning Shears. Good on ya!

My apologies on getting to this so late in the day. I really have been swamped.

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