When the Google-owned blogging service Blogger
had their crackdown
on MP3 blogs in February, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, the long-running (in blog years) supporter of local music, was one of the casualties. Its creator, Patrick Duffy, switched URLs and rallied on, but eventually the debacle and general chaos that comes with blogging 30-40 hours a week
took its toll, causing him to shut it down for good
. Well, good news, fans of Dinosaur Feathers
and seemingly every other New York band worth writing about: Word comes today that Pop Tarts Suck Toasted will re-launch here
(note: new web address) on Monday with a sleek-looking site and a mini support group of four other writers. This is a very good thing. These Pop Tarts folks know their stuff.