GETTING MORE TALE #446: SLOW DOWN!
Since March 2012, LeBrain has been bringing you the rock on a daily basis.
I’ve been writing about music for a long time. Over the years, I accumulated an immense catalogue of music reviews. I saved them up, and gradually expanded and polished them up for publishing here at mikeladano.com. On top of that, I also had an incredible stock of Record Store Tales to post. Some of these had been gathering dust for well over a decade. Including new content I’ve stirred into the mix, it took over three years to burn through all the old reviews and stories. I am now dry. I had a few movie reviews left in the hopper, but these are abandoned now, because this is (mostly) about the rock.
It’s much easier for me to revise and expand an old review, than it is to write a new one. It’s actually an enjoyable process for me to revisit and fix up an old writing. You’d be hard-pressed to tell an old polished up review from a brand-new one unless I pointed it out. The huge amount of stuff that I had built up to publish enabled me to post content every day. In fact, in my old “theme song” video I boasted that mikeladano.com was “updated daily!”
I can no longer keep going at that pace. It’s just not possible; not if I want to maintain a level of quality. Listening to music takes time, articulating thoughts into words takes more time, and adding the photos, videos and anecdotes takes even more time. I love writing about music and sharing my music collection with you. I can’t deny that this hobby is hard work, albeit a labour of love.
So, without any shame, I am now announcing that the pace of new content here is slowing down. I don’t plan on using a schedule, but you can count on new reviews and stories here about one every other day. I hope you continue to read and enjoy. This will hopefully enable me to spend more time posting and responding to comments.
Music is an important part of my life, and yours too, I’ll wager, or you wouldn’t be reading this. Coming home from work every day and sitting down to review music because I “have to”, to keep up the pace, isn’t what I wanted to do. I don’t want to work on reviews because I “have to” maintain an inhuman pace. You might not have noticed but I feel the more recent reviews I’ve written have been rushed. I think the quality may have suffered in favour of quantity.
No longer. You can count on the same brand of music reviews, the same kind of stories, and the odd “WTF” here and there…just not on a daily basis. I’m taking tomorrow off!
Shit. I guess this means I need a new theme song video.
See?? The work never ends!