Jesse Jarnow

respeck check

Three of my favorite bloggers went traveling lately.

David Byrne journied to the Philippines to research Here Lies Love, his forthcoming musical about Imelda Marcos. His travelogue is precise and analytical. (Likewise, he recently added permalinks to his blog. Wahoo!)

Mike Doughty went to Africa (start there and proceed), and is dispatching oodles of beautiful photographs in categories such as “kids,” “dudes!” “cars,” and “signs!” as well as some more descriptive postings.

John Perry Barlow, meanwhile, headed deep into his belly button, and came back with a fairly staggering bit of self-reckoning in this foul year of our Lord, 2006. Whether or not you’re interested in Barlow, he’s definitely in it for the long haul — whatever “it” is — and is one of the more elegantly articulate travelers I’ve come across.

1 Comment

  1. Randy Ray says: - reply

    What is interesting to me about Mr. Byrne is that he seems to have built an almost Da Vinci-type artistic legacy. He has conquered CBGBs, radio, live music, dance performances, film and literary work…the list is AMAZING.
    Right on the target with your Barlow comment. I need to check out Doughty’s pearls…