For 7 years I have been writing about music nearly daily as a hobby, as a passion project. I don’t get paid, I don’t do it for glory. I do it because I love music. I do it because I love musicians. I do it because I love being swept away into other worlds. I do it because I love feeling something that can’t be explained by science.
Right now, I need to take a break. Life has thrown me some wicked, wicked fucking curveballs over the past couple months and I’ve been able to handle them all, but now I need to take a break. I need some healing time. I need rest. I can no longer handle the 500+ email solicitations a week. I can no longer write 2-3 posts a day and stay sane.
I love the friends I’ve made and continue to make in this weird nerdy land where people are passionate about strange tunes and oddball art. I love the friends I’ve made on the other side of the planet because we can. I love the artists who send me shit that only a weirdo like me would like (and those other weirdos who follow my blog). I love the folks who write me deeply personal letters about their musical journey. You guys are the best and my life wouldn’t be the same without you.
I don’t know when I will be back. It might take me a month or two. I’ve got some big personal challenges to tackle. But since this project is the one of the most important, satisfying and fulfilling things that I do with my time, I can assure you that I will return. There’s no way in hell that I would stop and leave you all. YVYNYL is me.
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