I don’t know where the name came from but it’s overstayed it’s welcome. It’s all over my usernames and I’m not sure I liked it from the beginning. It was just a name to represent the new and disposable nature of our swipe-friendly culture. It didn’t work as a blog, it didn’t work on clothing and it didn’t work when I had to explain and say it’s name twice. Also people hate the French. This domain will be expiring in a couple months, and I will let it pass away.
I’m not saying everything that was done here was bad. Myself and my former best friend and co-author (90% my fault) that started this blog had a great time writing about shows back from 2008-2010. We saw a lot of good bands for free, got to do a few interesting interviews, and got to stretch our legs as writers. Sometimes it just felt like we were disseminating information from various PR and Labels, and somewhat, we did. For tickets, merch, hits, whatever. It was fun, I still check the stats every so often and aside from the web bots it seems like a decent amount of people stumble across this page. A few thousand a year even.
Eventually they will have to see it all from the Internet Wayback machine. All things pass away, few will care or notice. I’ve gone back and read some of the posts… angry, crazy stuff. I’m not that same person anymore and I think I’m glad. What an angry asshole I am and was. I think I’m glad I had this outlet to vent some of the pent up fury and more so I’m glad it motivated me to seek out and consume so much new music that helped ease the transition into a new city and a new outlook. But as a friendship ended, this fire burnt out.
So thanks to anyone that read this while it was around. Visit my design/personal website at http://tjroe.com and maybe there will be more writing in the future in one form or another. I’ve been meaning to put together a small book of observations from driving a cab in Nebraska in the winter time.
I enjoyed writing this and for a while I was really passionate about it. I’m glad I got to share so much new music with you guys.