Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Be sure to check out the great story on blogging in the Metro Times this week. Rebecca Mazzei did a nice job getting some press for "detroitartsblog"! Thanks again to everyone who follows this silly art blog and may the dialog continue!


Blogger ZuDfunck said...

Nice site...

There is art in Detroit then?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that MT article is so typical of them - pretentious and elitist. like, say, they part where the author states detroitartsblog isn't "as advanced" as I was offended for you.

also, the part where you "have a long way to go to get as good as Modern Art Notes." typical MT-style backhanded, "we're snotty and too cool" jabs at their subjects.

anyway, love the blog, read it every day. please keep up the good work. -kevin

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill, Anon. We all know that the MT isn't as advanced as (insert name of any alternative newspulp sex-ad paper in any US city here), so why get steamed up over what they have to say? It could be worse. It could've been a glowing review in RealDetroit Weekly.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would have been nice if they had focused on a few other local detroit blogs as well. They don't have to have a specific cause to be "worth reading". I personally read a lot of blogs that encompass the mundane everyday experiences in life that aren't writtten like a "diary". They are just well written, witty, and entertaining tid bits. I found the MT article a bit pretentious myself. As if blogging has to have a theme or goal. Some people just use it as an outlet much like an artist might use painting.

9:20 PM  
Blogger M.A.H. said...

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9:50 PM  
Blogger M.A.H. said...

Hey Ann,

Congrats on the publicity.

- Mary

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most pretentious thing about MT is that they presented the whole thing as if blogging is something new. Hell, Mike Wendland from the Freep contacted me two years ago about a blog I was doing, and no I didn't bother writing back.

I know that MT has been reading the blogs for years because half of their "scoops" are clipped right out of them.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Sowff said...

Hi Ann,

Cool you got a write-up in The Metro Times. Not cool that they don't publish Redmeat anymore, but I just go to to see Max Cannon's latest.

I am an artist from Detroit/Sterling Heights. I was born and lived in Detroit until the end of 2nd grade and then for 6th grade, so I am not a mere suburban brat.

Yes, zudfunck, there is art in Detroit and even in Sterling Heights, but you would not know it if you go to the 7-11 at 15 and Dodge Park--what I sarcatically refer to as the Downtown Sterling Heights area.

Take care,


10:28 AM  
Blogger wanwan said...

well, it looks like you have new perticipants from sterling heights as a result. if only i could get a date with a hot tv....

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On using the word "pretentious." I'm not here to start a useless fight, but the review was good and like a critic should, refer to other sources as a comparison. It makes Detroit area culture seem dimwitted to use that word for anyone who dares to think and compare.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Sowff said...

Is it a dare to compare, though? Christopher Marlowe once said, "Comparisons are odious." Think of the countless times he must have been compared to ole Willie. They were born in the same year, you know. If the Detroit art scene were truly original, we would do well when compared to other cities. It is our own fault, I guess, if we compare disfavorably, or at least the fault of the art galleries who only include rehash. At any rate, an artist should not worry about such odious things, but create from the heart, a truly inspired heart and soul--or forget about art and just be like everybody else and think only about cars and sex.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous gilda said...


I read your blog as often as I can, I continue to be so very proud of you. Sustained dialogue is what's needed around here; The Metro Times article was okay. It did what it was supposed to do.

10:16 AM  

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