In a bold effort to kick out the blues, let's see what everyone else is doing in the blogosphere, you Shiny Happy People.
A Kick Up The Eighties is still boldly refusing a reciprocal link to MFL, but instead of whining about it let me just point out that if tracks like Alison Moyet's "All Cried Out (Remix)", The Associates "Party Fears Two (12" Version)", Ultravox "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Special Remix)" and ABC "Poison Arrow (US Dance Mix)" float your boat then pop over and say hi.
Box Set Go is currently up to Volume 4 of his "baggy" retrospective series. As always, a great mix between the well known and the more obscure artists of the period.
In a more random fashion, here are some blogs I am unfamiliar with that share at least four or five friends on my blogroll, which means that even if they have poor music taste, they have great friends! The Songs That People Sing, 17 Seconds (just noticed the link, thank you very much), Silence Is A Rhythm Too, And Before The First Kiss, and Raiding The Vinyl Archive.
Any Major Dude has quizzes, a wide variety of music theme posts, and most tellingly some really scary moustaches worn by British footballers, which should earn him a knighthood in my opinion.
The Delectable Miss Parker has been quiet lately which means that either Gary Numan has a new album out, or she is being screwed over by the moving people. Apparently, it's the latter. Anyway, can't very well post some links without a mention, can I? I'm reminded of a quote from Ice Age: The Meltdown, when a dung beetle is pushing some dung up a hill with his wife in tow: "Do we have to take all this crap? I'm sure they have crap where we're going!" Moving does truly suck. That reminds me, XOLondon moved recently as well - I can't remember the details, but I'm sure Roisin Murphy was involved in some way. He loves her!
Finally, here's a weird one. I have a couple of Amazon links kicking around, and while I get about 500 clickthroughs a month, nobody buys anything. The last time I checked, I got a ten cent royalty because someone clicked through and then bought an mp3 by The Weepies, a band I'd never heard of. The cover with a happy whale was pretty distinctive though. So when I saw it featured on i-Tunes, I had to check it out. First track I located was "Hideaway", the title track, and it's a stormer. Maybe you'll like it too.