I had another one of those awkward moments this weekend when someone asked me, upon hearing about my blog, what Flaming Pablum was about. I wasn't entirely sure how to answer. I mean, it's not technically about any single specific thing. It's about growing up & living in New York City. It's about gentrification. It's about music. It's about parenting. It's about photography. It's about pop culture. It's about a whole indefinable load of largely trivial bullshit.
It seems that there are different demographics of people who visit this weblog for entirely different reasons (and I'm flattered by and grateful to all of them). There are a clutch of weblogs who link to Flaming Pablum, but only to certain categories. Basically, there are readers who are interested in what I have to say about, say, the gradual blandification of various Manhattan neighborhoods, but they probably don't give a damn about what I might have posted regarding a long-forgotten live album by a heroically ludicrous black metal band.
So, in order to serve these different groups as best as I can, I'm slowly unveiling new categories. Today, I started grouping posts under the new category dubbed simply Street Art. Given my fascination with all manner of artistic expression on the streets, walls & sidewalks of New York City (this encapsulates everything from hastily-composed graffiti and random sticker campaigns through huge, painted murals and city-funded public art installations), the Street Art category will handily serve as a quick, single-click destination. Although, if you really want to get a handle on street art -- or art of any kind, really -- I strongly recommend checking out the weblog of my lovely friend & former colleague, C-Monster. She knows her shit.
Meanwhile, if you don't give a rat's ass what I might have to say about it, but like looking at pretty pictures, you can check out my set of street art photos on my Flickr page by clicking right here.