Thursday, 1 January 2015

Welcome back, my friends...

If you're reading this then you've probably noticed that this blog has been neglected for a shocking amount of time. In fact many people, myself included, had assumed it had been written off for good. The lack of activity is partly due to lack of time. In the past, I would go to a gig or buy a record and then spend Sunday afternoon writing about it. But lately I've been seeing two or more bands a week and buying several records at once, which makes it difficult to focus on just one of them and come up with something interesting to say.

But the main cause is simply that Facebook and Twitter lead you into laziness. Why spend several hours writing a review that you can't be certain anyone will read when you can just come home from a gig, upload a photo of a setlist and write two sentences telling your friends very little apart from the name of the band you saw?

I've decided that I need to start writing more just to stop my brain from stagnating. I can't promise that I'll be posting articles as frequently as before but if you're kind enough to check back from time to time then you should be rewarded with something to read. I'm going to start by listing my favourite releases from the past year, which will hopefully be here for your enjoyment within the next day or two...

4 comments:

bogl said...

Looking forward to it Steve. Time to crack on with that PG III piece.

And an ELP quote too for a title. Never thought I'd see the day...

Document and Eyewitness said...

Hi Steve, Good to see you back. Hope all is well. Are you on Twitter?

Steve said...

Blimey, I was just wondering last week if you were still alive! Only recently started using Twitter and I don't post very often, mainly just links to blog posts - which there haven't been many of yet either. @ceefaxsteve

Document and Eyewitness said...

Yes, alive but retired from most things. Have just followed you on Twitter.