I doubt this comes as a shock to anyone but I wanted to make it official. I am stepping down from everything 9 Bullets related save the technical side of things. I’ll keep the site updated and make sure it’s secure but I won’t be writing anymore. I am venturing out on my own and will doing some things at Through The Whiskey Glass. I have no desire to attempt to recreate or compete with 9 Bullets and if I ever feel the need to write another album review I’ll ask Patrick about posting it with me as a guest author. Make no mistake, I love 9 Bullets and always will. This decision is due to many factors and in the end one I feel like I have to make if I am going to continue supporting the music that we’ve always supported.
My history here and love I have for 9 Bullets is, in fact, the very reason I’m stepping down even as a writer. I have been a less than reliable writer and feel like I’ve let a lot of people down. Whether this is true or not doesn’t actually effect how I feel. It’s time for me to move on, take a step out on my own, shake off the restrictions, however artificial, I have assigned to writing here, and try to rekindle the same joy and vigor in doing something to support the artists that I have always felt in the music. This isn’t an easy decision, nor one that I’ve given anyone an opportunity to talk me out. I simply feel like my time here has run its course and perhaps more than. A lot of what I’m feeling may be completely delusional but it is my reality. It’s never fun to say goodbye but this is internets and you all know how to find me.
I’ll leave you with these two things:
I have to say goodbye to things in order to take on bigger things that I’ve always wanted to do.
– Mahershala Ali
Thank you everyone for these last 8 years. It’s been an amazing run and while I have a few regrets I wouldn’t change it for the world.