After many years of talking, chatting, instant messaging, texting, sexting, emailing, and yes, even talking on the phone (and in person!) about music, movies, books, culture, technology, politics, sports, culture and pretty much everything else, Steve Rubin and Todd Levinson Frank decided it was time to start an official blog.
Bums Logic is an anagram for “music blog.”
The plan is not to be “just another music blog” but more of a throwback to an online magazine with original and unique content. It won’t just be a collection of links to other cool places on the web (though there will be some of that) and it wont rely on SEO keywords or trending topics to maximize page views. Hopefully people will read it for the articles, as they say.
After almost 20 years of playing music together, Steve and Todd now look to engage in another musical conversation but this time using words and interwebs instead of guitars and drums. There will be some improvisation, as well more structured originals. Maybe a few covers.
There will be guests as well: a stable of session players, ghost writers, studio musicians, and guest columnists will occasionally sit in and share some of their writings with the rest of the world.
Bums Logic will be a place where unique ideas and writings mix with intelligent insight and humor. It will be mostly rooted in music, but don’t be surprised to read about politics, movies, or your local subway system.
The idea is to celebrate music, and the creative endeavor of writing, and writing about music without falling prey to the petty approach of the “music critic.” Bums Logic will take a (mostly) positive approach of building something decent, not just tearing other people’s shit down. There’s too much great music in the world to waste time and energy criticizing what we don’t like.
The concept isn’t necessarily to have all the latest links to news, performances, or downloads, or blurbs about blurbs. Our hope is that it will be a place to read some (hopefully) thought-provoking stuff about music, film, sports, television, politics, books, art, technology, and culture. Maybe we’ll have a few laughs and maybe you’ll write for us someday too.
We call it a magazine, mostly as a nod to the not-too-distant past when we held stuff in our hands, not just the magazines, but the albums and tapes and CD’s they wrote about. While still essentially a blog, we’ll try to write our own jokes and do our own stunts.
Also, we’d be eternally grateful if you share our link on Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else you share cool web stuff. In return, we’ll try our best to be cool web stuff.
Thanks for visiting.
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