FLASH STRAP: Holy Warbles Has Been Assassinated
Oh damn. The shittiest thing happened. The pigs burned the Owl. God Damn it.
Holy Warbles was a shining beacon of excellence among the blogs, an earth-shaker despite having been around for less than three years... a deep ocean of jewels... and the cunts shut it down. Assassinated like a Black Panther in Chicago.
Gary at Bodega Pop really says it best. These blogs are libraries of cultural treasures. “Piracy” doesn’t even apply, really- blogs like Holy Warbles aren’t black ships on the rogue sea, carrying stolen items- they’re wizard archives tucked away in the wasteland, preserving the priceless and forgotten, the hard or impossible to find (for no profit). They make it possible to exist outside the horror of cultural homogeny, to find enlightenment in music, in art, beyond the popular mandate or the rigorously selected histories of previous generations.
Holy Warbles, and blogs like it, are—for all intents and purposes—libraries. That, really, is their function. Libraries that store things that not even the NYPL or Queens Borough Public Library have. (I should know; I’ve ransacked both for their CD and other media collections, which I—yes, you guessed it—immediately download to my computer. Will the FBI be visiting our libraries next?)