Tumblr of the Week: You Don't Want to Be Todd Martens

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​I'll admit that once in a while, a few of us at Up On The Sun might write about things that people who aren't journalists might not appreciate as much because they aren't journalists. Maybe we occasionally write things that will please other journalists. It's not just us though. Plenty of journalists do that.

While I've chosen this Tumblr that's run by an LA Times writer so I can share it with other writers, I've also chosen it so everyone else can enjoy it as well. I sure do enjoy your writing, Todd Martens, so here's to you.

This week's Tumblr of the Week pick is You Don't Want to Be Todd Martens.

More on what's awesome about this week's Tumblr of the Week after the jump...


Finally, a commentary blog by a fantastic writer who gives his opinions and backs them up while standing his ground. He's brutally honest, which always makes for fantastic reading material. Furthermore, Martens features some standout quotes and excerpts from other writers too. He posts anything from comedian Marc Maron's stance on other people's cats to a song he thinks is a real gem.

Check out You Don't Want to Be Todd Martens for plenty of wisdom. Some insightful posts include a reblog of Greg Kot's review of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival and Odd Future's irony at the event; an open letter from Zooey Deschanel to an LA Times writer; Todd's own list of the best albums of 2011 thus far; and an album review of B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

Todd's blog has a lot to offer. Peep this shit.

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