I was pleased with the NPR rant and also some of Lowery's previous rants. I'm glad to see his POV getting airtime. I've been saying something along those lines for years. That said, there are several contexts in which I am not opposed to music-blogging — archival or OOP releases, promotional situations. I don't think of it as being like the radio or like mix-tapes, tho I understand those points-of-view. I definitely see iTunes/Spotify as symptomatic of the larger problem, more than I worry about bloggers.