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Update on downtime

I have said many times that I am *this* close to releasing both new playlists and the “Best of 2011” playlist. Pretty flaky, even for me, the king of procrastination.

This has been true.

BUT.

Each time, I have been distracted and/or occupied with events and situations that have prevented me from giving it the attention it deserves. This time, however, I truly am close to releasing a Jan/Feb/March playlist (called simply the March playlist). This will be followed by a late, yet wonderful, best of 2011 playlist. The best of will take some time (it will perhaps be the latest “annual best of” anything… of all time), but the March playlist is very close to finished (80%, with submitted artwork for the cover and a verbose NFO) and is to be released before the weekend. If not, I will cease doing these playlists. This is not my intention, but I felt it was necessary to give myself some real stakes to motivate me.  And I am tired of making empty promises that I keep breaking. It ends up making me feel terrible. I wish I could explain the extent of the troubles that have prevented me from doing these playlists that I love doing, but I cannot without just…. really feeling exposed.  It’s not trouble with the law, or lawyers or anything like that. I am simply doing a good thing for the people I love and I’ll have to leave it at that. It takes up not only my time, but much of my energy and has had an impact on my desires to do anything but rest during down time. I’ve been doing a lot of resting, vegetating and reading when I’m not virtually making a slave of myself (my choice).

Each time I sit to go through submissions I am called away before I can feel like I’ve really made any progress or built any momentum. This has caused much frustration and has left me feeling discouraged more often than not.

Thank you all for the messages, comments and e-mails of encouragement/concern. I’m going to be fine, and all WILL return to normal soon. This appears to be a yearly thing now, but I will do my best to make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2012.

I am also planning to move the site and finding the right host and platform has been frustrating, so I am setting that aside for the moment and getting on with things.

Fingers crossed, folks. I’ll be doing my best because I love doing this.

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  1. wyolive
    March 12, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Hello, that joy back to hear from you and know you’re alright :).
    Well whenever we go through difficult times, I’m one of them, but here we go slowly moving forward.

    I hope soon to publish eager playlist that great as expected by many around here :).

    I’m sending a big hello from Venezuela. Courage, good job, good vibes.

    (My English is not very good writing it)
    Carlos.

  2. conrad
    March 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Take your time. Find balance. No reason to rush with anything. I will be happily waiting for whatever music you have to recommend, whenever you have it. Take care.

  3. AquaNorth
    March 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I really hope that things work out so you can make more playlists, I’ve been missing yours every month! best regards 🙂

  4. March 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    We’ll be anxiously awaiting your return, best of luck with your current endeavors!

  5. MartinSz
    March 20, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Good to hear from you! Always happy to listen to your playlists. They are special and show personality. But all in due time – we’ll be waiting..please don’t stop doing them.
    Do what you have to do and don’t let any virtual due dates put you under pressure!
    Music is not about that. Enjoy it and take care!

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