Ill amalgam: a blog about the adverse health effects of alloy dental fillings. Just kidding.
ill (adj.) Very good, excellent, tight
amalgam (n.) A combination of diverse elements; a mixture
So basically a collection of good things. All the best blog names were taken; The Clearly Dope, Wolf Shirt Extremist, Heathen Scripture etc. So we’ll roll with this one.
I’m not going to pretend this is my first blog. I made a Tumblr once. My first post was an essay about the strange relationship between musicians, popularity and the general public, and why people hate artists en masse when they achieve mainstream success. Shortly after that first post I realised Tumblr was for posting cat videos, recycled memes, gifs in sets of four and inspirational quotes. I deleted my Tumblr.
So I guess you could say this is my first real blog. I spent $26 registering the domain to make sure I write stuff relatively regularly, because everyone knows the thought of wasting money stops things getting neglected (except, of course, when a parent leaves their infant locked in the car in the RSL carpark while they play pokies). So we’ll see how that goes.
WordPress suggested I stick to a single topic to avoid alienating followers. I thought “fuck that, I’ll write about whatever I feel like; politics, rap, wakeboarding, architecture, video games, everyone can just deal with it.” But after giving it some though, I realised over 50% of my writing would probably be about hip-hop. So I decided to make two blogs, because as we all know, everything in life can be divided into two categories; Hip-Hop and Everything Else. So that’s what my two sister blogs are about. If Everything Else interests you, why not check that out too.
“Blog” is such an ugly word. And I’ve used it so often in this post that it’s lost all meaning. So on that note, let’s get into it.