And with this post, tympanogram will be going (relatively) dark. We don’t want to go all Hipster Runoff and say we’re quitting and then come back the next Monday like nothing happened, so we may appear every so often if something really strikes our fancy, but there isn’t going to be regular posting here anymore.
We’ve loved doing this for the past three years, but the blog has come to a point where it’s more of a frustration than it is a joy to do, and since it’s no longer fun, we’re not going to keep it up. I have kids, Andy just bought a house, and the demands on our time are only going to increase from here on out. It seems like now is the best time to step back, say thanks, and move on down the line.
We’re not going to delve too deeply into the reasons it’s no longer fun, but the turnout for two shows this past week in Rochester had a lot to do with our personal frustration level, and were a stark realization of our lack of impact. The resulting existential crises are not brand new, but they’ve come to a head and it seems better to take a break from the whole thing. We still love music, and hopefully this time away will reinvigorate those passions and allow us to return to the frame of mind in which we decided to start this damn thing.
There are many, many people to thank for their help over the past few years, and a complete rehashing of all those who we’re indebted to would ultimately be incomplete, but please know that if you’ve taken the time to read our posts, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, interact with us at all, you’re appreciated. Thanks to the bands who have sent us their stuff. Thanks to the blogs who accepted us into their ranks without question. Thanks to our local friends who have let us try our hand at actually creating concerts, records, etc. We’ll see you around for sure.
And lastly, thanks to the group of writers we assembled for all of their hard work. We appreciate that you shared your love of music through us, and we’re sorry we couldn’t ever pay you all in anything more than free tunes. Out of all of this, the actual friends we made through our virtual ramblings will be more important than anything else.