The short-sighted narrow mindedness of Jive that has resulted in the over-saturation of Archie in almost exclusively teen and tween oriented events and publications diminishes the scope of his appeal and undermines his artistic credibility, but he will rise above it. In the meantime, there are compensations. Here’s one.

Random observation: I’m liking the self-deprecating humor that’s creeping into his (extremely well-written) blogs; there’s also a delightful intimacy about it that acknowledges how well his audience already knows him:

“I don’t think I can explain (not like me being unable to explain something is anything new) how intimidating and nerve wracking it was to be sandwiched between Kanye West and Chris Brown in the lineup…”