Okay, I haven’t plugged any blogs in a long time but this is very welcome news: via Uma, a link to Jebbit, a blog set up by Jaideep Varma as a storehouse for the music pieces he wrote for Gentleman magazine between 1998 and 2001. I’m excited about this because one of my earliest encounters with seriously good feature writing in an Indian newspaper/magazine (still a rarity, incidentally) came via the pieces written by Jaideep, Leslie Mathew, Amit and a few others for Gentleman. I loved that magazine (I still have copies of most of the issues from that period) and the articles on music in particular, and strongly recommend most of what’s archived here - especially in the “Great Songwriters” sub-blog. (A personal favourite was Jaideep’s piece on REM, partly because no one else around me seemed to have the same regard for their great album Up as I did.)
Now get off this site and go read.