Robert Christgau, who needs no introduction around here, and who was lately employed (among a few other notable outlets) by the now-deceased Blender as a contributing editor, chucks a few more words in the direction of Alpha Media’s rapidly departing back. The part about the magazine (Marks and Levy refer to Craig Marks and Joe Levy, the final two editors-in-chief at the mag):
It goes on from there. The good news here is it sounds like Bob landed on his feet. The bad is further elucidated in the rest of his post: Jon Dolan, Jonah Weiner, and a host of other talented writers still very much in need of shelter; the sudden absence of a distinct, edited-but-not-bowdlerized critical voice that Christgau rightly pegs Spin as probably too cowardly to take up; and of course, the dire implications for what used to be thought of as a fulltime, sustainable career, and is now clearly anything but. Maybe they’ll all blog more now.